They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, but “they” clearly weren’t referring to the Westboro Baptist Church.
The Bible-thumping gang that just loves to hate recently put out the most nails-on-a-chalk-board version of Panic At The Disco’s pop-punk anthem “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” which they call “You Love Sin What a Tragedy.”
Here’s a brief selection of their lyrical brilliance:
What a shame they’re all fags pimps or whores.
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.
You’re all insane, fags are profane.
But Westboro isn’t stopping at merely butchering the group’s hit. They also announced plans to picket Panic’s show in Kansas City, Mo this past weekend. Because apparently there weren’t any bigger sinners to harass that day.
Well the band fired back in just about the prefect way imaginable.
Frontman Brendon Urie (who is married to a woman but doesn’t shy away from talking about past experiences sleeping with men) and co. posted this message to Twitter, pledging a $20 donation to HRC for every Westboro protester:
Turns out only 13 members of the church showed up (unless you count the “myriads of angels” ugh). Perhaps because they knew they’d be funneling money into a gay rights organization by doing so? We’ll never know. For their part, the band thought a $260 donation was a bit lackluster:
And they didn’t stop there:
Congratulations, Westboro, for once again proving you can get so little accomplished by doing so much.
Here’s their god-awful rework of Panic’s hit:
More on Westboro Baptist Church:
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
Now The verse that sticks out the most in this.
“You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
Honestly I don’t understand why people who say they are devoted to following the word of God decide that is is 100% acceptable to pick and choose what they want to follow and throw the rest away like it is not applicable to their life. I know that I am no way in a place to judge these people, but it would be nice if they started to read the book that is basis not of their religion but their relationship with God. If they bothered to look at the bible as a whole instead of bits and pieces they would realize that some things are wrong in the eyes of God, but so is judging people because of what they believe.
Once aging since I know people will argue my point: I am in no way shape or form able to judge these people on either end of this argument, but I do believe that people should actually read the scripture before they do this sort of thing.
@Thoughts from and invisible person: By the was this was quoted from the English standard version. But if you need an easier version to comprehend here is another one: “Don’t judge others, or you will be judged. 2 You will be judged in the same way that you judge others, and the amount you give to others will be given to you.
3 “Why do you notice the little piece of dust in your friend’s eye, but you don’t notice the big piece of wood in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your friend, ‘Let me take that little piece of dust out of your eye’? Look at yourself! You still have that big piece of wood in your own eye. 5 You hypocrite! First, take the wood out of your own eye. Then you will see clearly to take the dust out of your friend’s eye.
6 “Don’t give holy things to dogs, and don’t throw your pearls before pigs. Pigs will only trample on them, and dogs will turn to attack you.” -New Century Version