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Listen: 16-year-old hits back over Westboro Baptist Church’s Panic! at the Disco parody

Nick Duffy August 3, 2014
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A 16-year-old Panic! at the Disco fan has hit back at the Westboro Baptist Church for recoding a homophobic cover of one of the band’s songs, by creating her own parody.

Last month, the hate group released a homophobic cover of the band’s song I Write Sins Not Tragedies, ahead of a planned picket of their Kansas City concert.

The cover version, titled, You Love Sin What A Tragedy, contained 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.”

However, 16-year-old Rebecca Anderson of Edinburgh was so upset with the group’s “extremely homophobic offensive parody of a great song” that she was moved to create her own version.

Her new parody, titled Your Beliefs Are A Lie What A Tragedy, calls the group out for their offensive beliefs, joking:

“Oh, well in fact, well I’ll look at it this way
I mean, half your church is probably gay
Well this calls for a toast so
There is no shame.

Panic! at the Disco countered the picket 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, which they increased to $1000.

Listen to the original version below:

Related topics: Edinburgh, Gay, girl, homophobic, I Write Sins Not Tragedies, Panic! at the Disco, Rights, US, video, westboro baptist church, You Love Sins What A Tragedy, Your Beliefs Are A Lie What a Tragedy

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