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Nasty Westboro sets sights on NZ's Lorde

Wed 19 Mar 2014 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Amused: Lorde As its founder lies dying in hospital, the revolting Westboro Baptist Church has called for members to picket an upcoming Kansas City concert by New Zealand pop star Lorde. The American hate group is calling for “a picket to warn the living” at Lorde's show at Midland Theatre on 21 March. “New Zealand came forth with a young lassie that doesn't have enough sense to put in a thimble,” Westboro says in a typically strange post on its website. “Now the world has elevated her to the status of an idol. Then the world began to weigh in. They think this and that and blah, blah, barf.” That's left the young Kiwi amused. She is urging fans to wear rainbow colours to the show, and to try to kiss Westboro members of the same sex. "hahaha omg just found out westboro baptist church are going to picket my show in kansas city," she’s tweeted and called for "everyone wear rainbow clothing to that show." The gay-friendly pop star adds: “everyone try to kiss church members who are same sex as you they will so love it christmas comin early in kansas city.” The church appears to be upset that Lorde has been elevated “to the status of an idol” among other odd quotes. The latest picket plan comes as Westboro founder Fred Phelps is said to be dying in hospital, after apparently being excommunicated for having a change of heart and taking a 'kinder approach' in his later years. The hateful church uses its claim that 'God hates fags' to picket at gay events, and even the funerals of gay people - including the service for Matthew Shepard who was beaten to death in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming. Westboro has actually covered Royals too, with lines like "trashing your creator, you don't care". You can hear it (if you dare) below.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 19th March 2014 - 9:49am

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