Having conquered some of the world’s biggest arenas and festivals, the Foo Fighters play to throngs of screaming fans everywhere they go. Thanks to their notorious sense of humor, both on and off the stage, as well as their catalogue of alt-rock hits, you’d be hard pressed to find too many people with outward disdain — much less hatred — for Dave Grohl and co.
So when news broke that the equally notorious Westboro Baptist Church planned to picket the Foo Fighter’s concert in Kansas City, Mo., this weekend, one was left to wonder just why the church has such a problem with the band. The hate-mongering followers of the WBC gave their reasoning in characteristic fashion.
“The entertainment industry is a microcosm of the people in this doomed nation: hard-hearted, hell-bound, and hedonistic,” leader Fred Phelps wrote on the church’s website. “These people have a platform and should be using it to encourage obedience to God; instead they teach every person who will listen all things contrary to him: fornication, adultery, idolatry, fags.”