The Westboro Baptist Church sees pretty much everyone who is not them as hell-bound “fag enablers.” They’ve protested at dead soldiers’ funerals, the Obama kids’ school, and even Comic Con. Hence, it should come as no surprise that they would also hate secular rock and roll group The Foo Fighters and everything they stand for. Think Dave Grohl seems like a nice, funny guy? Think again, sinner. He is Satan in a wig.
The church’s particular grievance against the Foos was this goofy video for their song “Hot Buns,” in which Dave and the gang act out a sexxxy gay trucker fantasy. I would pay to see the looks on the Westboro people’s faces as they watched the cameras pan across all those “hot man muffins” (the song’s words, not mine, although I agree). So they protested the group’s show in Kansas City this past Friday, screaming their usual hate-babble about how God hates fags, he really hates them a lot, etc.
Except the band was already a step ahead of them, treating them to a counter-protest of their own. Dressed like the frisky truckers from the video, they rolled out on a flatbed and performed their homoerotic country spoof all up in their faces. “Land of the free, home of the brave,” Grohl declared at the end. “I don’t care if you’re black or white or purple or green, whether you’re Pennsylvanian or Transylvanian, Lady Gaga or Lady Antebellum. It takes all kinds.” Some of the protestors seemed to realize they were making fun of them, while others looked on confusedly. A few of the kids just looked happy to be seeing the Foo Fighters, which I imagine is a lot more fun than screaming at the Foo Fighters. I don’t know if it’s just where the camera person was standing, but it sounds like the “woos” drowned out the “boos” by a lot.
This attention-grabbing video comes at an especially fortunate time for America’s hardest working rock band, as they’re currently embarking on a mega-tour all over. You can find out when their hot buns are coming to your town over at their official website. God bless America!