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Foo Fighters ‘Rick Roll’ Westboro Baptist Church (VIDEO)

The Westboro Baptist Church were publicly trolled by the Foo Fighters last week and it was fantastic.

Foo Fighters ‘Rick Roll’

Blasting out Rick Astley’s classic tune, ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, the band amid they’re counter-protest at one of the anti gay groups infamous protests outside Sprint Centre, Kansas City.

For those unfamiliar with the term, ‘Rick Rolling’ involves surprising someone with Astley’s epically cheesy hit – which the Foo Fighters did, surrounded by hordes of cheering fans.

This isn’t the first time Dave Grohl and his bandmates have tackled Westboro Baptist Church head on – they also upstaged the anti-gay group back in 2011.

Watch the full ‘Rick Rolling’ below.

JK Rowling Takes on Westboro Baptist Church on Twitter (and its Brilliant)

Once again JK Rowling  has demonstrated her considerable talent for shutting down Twitter haters.

This time she is taking on the Westboro Baptist Church who have objected to her recent comment on Ireland’s vote for marriage equality.

Early this week, Rowling tweeted of a fictional wedding of Harry Potter character Dumbledore and the Lord of the Rings wizard Gandalf.

Her joke was quickly pounced on by social media accounts affiliated with the Westboro Baptist Church, who had been tweeting homophobic messages “reminding” Ireland of its slogan.


The Kansas-based church has picketed Ground Zero, the funeral of soldiers and celebrities such as Michael Jackson in the past and threatened to picket Robin Williams’ funeral after saying the actor is “going to hell” and was “hated by God”.


Never one to ignore hate-speech circulating on social media, Rowling responded excellently:

When challenged by a Twitter user for giving the Church “counter-productive” attention, Rowling insisted it is important to confront hate speech in all forms.

Westboro Baptist Church Target Vicky Beeching At LGBT Christian Conference

This weekend christian rock singer and author, Vicky Beeching, was invited to perform at the Gay Christian Network Conference in Portland. The conference drew nearly 1,300 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Christians and supporters to the Oregon Convention Center.

However, a handful of Westboro Baptist Church members gathered with signs declaring gays must “repent or perish” and the classically creative line  “God hates Fags”.

Thankfully, the haters were far outnumbered by Portland Christians and LGBT supporters, who held different signs, and formed a protective screen for the participants.

Not to deterred by the Westboro group, Vicky Beeching calmly stopped to pose for a picture with them. The pics were then posted to her twitter account… You go girl!

Vicky came out as gay publicly in August, in hope that her coming out would help others to do the same.

In her address to the conference Vicky said…

“Christianity is less of a fixed, concrete faith and more about a relationship with a God who is alive and living… Our theology has become so systematised, so categorised, it can feel less like a living thing and more like … taxidermy. 

I love Jesus as much as I ever have. And I’m gay. Deal with it.”

Vicky Beeching


Support Rebecca Anderson as She Takes On Westboro Baptist Church

Scottish teen Rebecca Anderson, as young Lesbian women is staging her own response to Westboro’s hate by parodying a ‘Panic! At The Disco song’.

Westboro Baptist Church made headlines last week when the hate group parodied a ‘Panic! At The Disco’ song, in addition to planning a protest of the musical group’s Kansas City show. In response to the protest, Panic! promised to donate $20 to the Human Rights Campaign for every member of the WBC that actually showed.

Hey guys! So Westboro Baptist Church parodied Panic! At The Disco’s ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’ and called it ‘You Love Sin What A Tragedy’. They made it a very offensive and homophobic parody and I was shocked and furious about it. In response I have parodied their parody and called it ‘Your Beliefs Are A Lie What A Tragedy’ so I hope you enjoy it.

Rebecca Anderson

Watch – Your Beliefs Are A Lie What A Tragedy