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Panic! at the Disco donate to LGBT charity after Westboro Baptist Church picket

Nick Duffy July 21, 2014

The band Panic! at the Disco have struck back at the Westboro Baptist Church for recording a parody of one of their songs and picketing their show.

Last week the anti-gay church announced a picket of the band’s concert in Kansas City, Missouri, and released a cover of the song I Write Sins Not Tragedies, titled ‘You Love Sin What A Tragedy’.

Panic! at the Disco countered the announcement by pledging to donate $20 to the LGBT charity Human Rights Campaign for every person who donated.

However, just 13 picketers from the church showed up to protest the concert, leaving just a $160 donation.

The band posted on their Facebook page: “Thank you to the Westboro Baptist Church for the update on the total amount you donated to Human Rights Campaign today. $20×13= weak. We’re going to make it an even $1000. We will also be donating 5% of our total merch sales from this show to HRC.”

The homophobic church’s lyrics include:

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.

Last year, Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie 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.”

More: Anti-gay, band, baptist church, homophobic, Human Rights Campaign, Panic! at the Disco, Phelps, songs, US, Westboro

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