Westboro Baptist Church vs. Panic! at the Disco results in LGBT win

The hate group everyone loves to hate, the Westboro Baptist Church, who are real-life trolls, have been locking horns with pop-punksters Panic! at the Disco.

It started when the homophobic group recorded a parody of the band's 2006 song "I Write Sins Not Tragedies", which was a U.S top 40 hit.

The song defended a bride who was accused of being a "whore" on her wedding day.

Westboro changed the song into an unlistenable homophobic anti-same-sex marriage rant entitled "You Love Sin What a Tragedy", which includes such gems as "You all say/It's okay to be gay/Because practically fag marriage will stay" and "You're all insane, fags are profane". (Maturity has never been Westboro's strong point.)

Good times.

Apparently Westboro has been upset with lead singer Brendan Urie who has talked about how he has experimented with same-sex attractions (he's now married to a woman) and celebrated bisexuality on the band's single "Girls/Girls/Boys".

With nothing better to do and again devoting far more energy and time to LGBT issues than some LGBT people do, Westboro planned to protest Panic! at the glam-rockers' Kansas City concert on July 20.

The band countered them by vowing to donate $20 to the Human Rights Campaign for every Westboro protestor that showed up.

However, only a paltry 13 protestors showed up.

And so the band decided to boost their donation. 

Like One Million Moms, the Westboro Baptist Church wind up giving more publicity to and strengthen the causes they're trying to protest. Most likely, not only will LGBT people benefit but Panic! will too.

Good times.

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RUK
WBC are like Al Qaida. They are not really a physical threat, but they do influence like minded people, and attacking them just reinforces (to the like minded people) that the majority hates and dislikes them, which makes them more respectable.

Also, as Panic At The Disco is demonstrating, there is a tendency to want to outspend them to shut them up, which is costly beyond any possibility of efficacy.

WBC are a tiny church built around a charismatic leader who is now dead. All they do is blather arrant, discreditable nonsense. Why give them the satisfaction of being noticed?
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Craig Takeuchi
RUK: For reasons stated in the headline and the article.
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