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Westboro Baptist Church targets Radiohead

By Corban
Stereogum

I have the great dishonor of saying that my experience with Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church goes way back. Topeka, Kan., is about 20 minutes away from where I went to school and about 30 minutes away from where I grew up, so it's no surprise to me that the hate group was out trolling Sunday night's Radiohead show in Kansas City, reprising its familiar role.

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According to the band's site At Ease Web, the ever-disgusting presence issued a mandate on their website justifying the protest, a screed that read:

"You have stolen the Word of God from your people and children, and as a sorry substitute, you prop up lightness and lies. You try to get the people to look at the nonsense and not at the wrath of God that abides upon them. "Look at the circus monkey over there and the fluffy setting, blah, blah..." Meanwhile, God is undoing this nation and effecting all of your lives, with the moth that quietly eats the very fabric of your national garment. Radiohead is just such an event. Freak monkeys with mediocre tunes keeps you busy and focused by lightness. It changes nothing, God is undoing and digging up and throwing down this nation."

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216Comments
Apr 6, 2012 7:22AM
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Radiohead should be flattered that the Westboro inbreds criticised them.

It means they must be doing something right!

Apr 6, 2012 7:19AM
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Given that 99.999999999% of Christianity cannot stand these idiots (Westboro), I wouldn't put too much stock in anything they say.
Apr 5, 2012 10:02AM
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Once again the Pharisees need someone to turn into a bad guy (to draw attention away from their buddies the money changers) If Radiohead were actually perceived as "Freak Monkeys" blah blah blah would they even be worthy of comment? this kind of PR will only bring more attention and record sales. funny how that works.
Apr 3, 2012 4:31AM
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"Wolves in Sheep Cloths"   God's Word says, in 1 Peter 3: 15But in your hearts set Christ apart as holy [and acknowledge Him] as Lord. Always be ready to give a logical defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it courteously and respectfully.

Need I say more?

Mar 30, 2012 6:40AM
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who cares about what westboro thinks anyway? aren't they about 15 years too late to attack radiohead in their prime? i think fred phelps is molesting all of the children in that church. god knows he looks scary enough to do it.
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