US: Westboro Baptist Church releases homophobic Panic! at the Disco parody
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have released a homophobic parody song of a Panic! at the Disco hit, ahead of a planned picket of the band’s Kansas City concert.
The new version is entitled ‘You Love Sin What A Tragedy’ and condemns what it terms “fag marriage”. It includes the lyrics:
Oh! You all say
It’s okay to be gay
Because practically fag marriage will stay
Well this calls for some truth
You’re all insane, fags are profane
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.
The church’s homophobic version is a parody of a Panic! at the Disco song entitled ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’, which defends a bride against accusations of being a “whore” on her wedding day.
The song comes ahead of a planned picket of Panic! at the Disco’s concert in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday. Westboro Baptist Church have not made it clear why they object so strongly to the rock band.
A statement on their website reads: “Panic at the Disco front man Brendon Urie brags about his perversions and the fans just lap it up. If his followers really cared for him, they would warn Urie that his sins are taking him straight to Hell.”
Although this is obscure, it may refer to an interview Urie gave last year with PrideSource, in which he described having a fluid sexuality as “natural” and that attempts to suppress this might lead to homophobia.
He said: “I find myself being attracted to dudes all the time. I’m like, ‘Wow, that’s a beautiful man.’ There’s no shame in it; that’s how I feel. To stifle that would probably bring on stress and probably make somebody homophobic.
“I guess if I had to classify myself, I’d say I’m straight. But I have, in the past, experimented in other realms of homosexuality and bisexuality. Overall I’m more attracted to women.”