A US punk band has filmed a porn clip on the front lawn of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (WBC).

The California band Get Shot!, which credits itself on Twitter as the “first band on earth to start a porn site”, tweeted to say that they had filmed a clip on the front lawn of the church.

The official Twitter account for the band tweeted: “We successfully filmed our bass player Laura Lush masturbating on the lawn of the Westboro Baptist Church.”

They then tweeted to ask Fred Phelps Jr, the pastor in charge at the controversial church, whether the CCTV could be supplied because they “may have got better angles.”

Fred Phelps replied to say: “Were you guys the sh*tty sex pistol wannabes giving each other hand jobs in the bushes? Wondered who that was.”

After he commented on the 30 second clip, the band responded to claim that it had tracked the IP address of the church, in Topeka, Kansas, and that someone there had spent 40 minutes looking at their site.

Bass player Lush, updated her Facebook page to say: “The Phelps family and Westboro Baptist Church are ridiculous and do nothing except spread hate and cause controversy. As a bisexual woman and the bass player of a ridiculous punk band, I wanted to spread my legs and cause controversy.”

After announcing the stunt, the band said it was forced to increase its server space in order to deal with the traffic to its site. Members of Westboro, including Margie Phelps, tweeted to say that the church was on “full alert”, and that extra surveillance cameras were put in place following the incident.

The band has since tweeted: “WESTBORO IS PISSED ABOUT OUR VIDEO AND IS SPEAKING OUT AGAINST US ON TWITTER!!! THEY ARE ADDING MORE CAMERAS AND UPPING THEIR SECURITY!!!”

The band has said it will return with a full camera crew, and stay until arrested, if a donor would put up their bail money.

Ironically, the band, know to its followers for not holding back with lyrics, has itself been criticised for using anti-gay slurs in its lyrics, despite criticising the church for its anti-gay views with the stunt.

A Satanist group, the Satanic Temple, in July held a ‘Pink Mass’ at the grave of Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps’ mother, and claimed that she “is now gay, in the afterlife”.

The Satanic Temple posted photographs online of the reading of an incarnation, and same-sex couples “expressing their love”, by kissing over the grave of Fred Phelps Jr’s mother Catherine Johnston.