Westboro Baptist Church Causes Uproar Around Lady Gaga Concert
Mon, 19 Jul 2010 13:10:09
Lady Gaga had to warn fans her shows about "hateful" protests that were set to take place during her St. Louis concert this past weekend. The Westboro Baptist Church showed up at venue during her concert, something which Gaga warned her fans about on her Twitter page beforehand.
Gaga had Tweeted the following: "At the risk of drawing attention to a hateful organization, I would like to make my little monster fan aware of a protest being held outside the Monsterball in St.Louis tonight. Although we have had protesters before, as well as fundamentalists at the show this group of protesters are hate criminals and preach using lude and violent language and imagery that I wish I [could] protect you all from."
The Church is based in Topeka, Kansas but is not affiliated with any Baptist organization and had planned to protest at Gaga's prior concerts held in St. Louis. The most recent protest was scheduled in January and was later canceled prior to the concert. According to Shirley Phelps-Roper, a spokesperson for the church, "[God] hates homosexuals and God hates fags [and] God hates whore Gaga." Wow, that sounds like a really Godly group, doesn't it?
What do you think of the way Gaga handled these hate mongering protestors?