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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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215Comments
Mar 12, 2012 9:18PM
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And uh......what did this article really say about Radiohead?  A Church maybe decided to speak out against Radiohead.....but the Radiohead response was WHAT???  Anyone???

There was no response.  Enjoy Radiohead.....but never stop to ask yourself why their lead singer (whiner) throws his head from side to side like a bobble on steroids while he sings.  Obviously, Radiohead isn't all about "the music".....rather, they're all about "the presentation"....and they'll do anything to get someone to look at them, rather than listen to their version of "music", which doesn't amount to much.

Mar 12, 2012 9:11PM
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Has anyone told Westboro that God has removed all of His advertising spots from Rush Limbaugh's show and their protests?
Mar 12, 2012 8:58PM
Mar 12, 2012 8:55PM
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These are the type of people that ruin religious beliefs and reputation. This is not what God would want. These are close minded groups that only see light and truth to their side. It's really a shame that this world is full of hate and lies. Although I believe we can't blame all religious people because of a few rotten ones.
Mar 12, 2012 8:39PM
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I wish they'd stop referring to this group as a "church." Goodness knows I'm not a fan of churches in general, but this Westboro group doesn't even deserve the respect of being called a church. It's a cult, plain and simple.
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