July 21, 2014


Panic! At the Disco Brilliantly Troll Westboro Baptist Church Protests

Ross Gilmore/Redferns via Getty Images
Ross Gilmore/Redferns via Getty Images

UPDATE (7/21): Panic! At the Disco brilliantly fired back at picketers from Westboro Baptist Church during last night's gig in Kansas City. "For every member of WBC that actually shows up we will donate $20 to @HRC," the band tweeted, referring to the pro-gay marriage organization Human Rights Campaign. But when only 13 picketers showed, the band upped their promise and donated a cool $1,000 along with five percent of that night's merch sales

Kesha did it well, but this is how you really troll, people.

Panic! At the Disco frontman Brendon Urie has always been open about his sexuality and sexual experiences, once telling NPR, "[Homosexuality is] not something anyone should have to hide... It's important to know who you are, to be able to be proud of that, and have the courage behind your convictions. People can say whatever they want; it doesn't matter unless you let it affect you."

Now it seems that the offensively homophobic Westboro Baptist Church have decided they have a lot to say about Urie. The group will be protesting Panic! at the Disco's July 20 gig in Kansas City, and in preparation, they released a truly offensive parody of the band's 2005 hit single "I Write Sins Not Tragedies." 

The homophobic lyrics are pretty disturbing. A sample: "And the whole crowd has no shame, what a shame, they’re all f-gs, f-g pimps or whores / We chime in with a / Haven't you people ever heard of obeying the word of God? / No, you all rebel against the King of Kings / With a sense of pride and immorality."

Listen to the bigotry at your own discretion: