The Westboro Baptist Church Really Doesn’t Like Lorde


On March 21, Lorde will be performing in Kansas City, MO at the Midland Theater. Representatives from the Westboro Baptist Church will also be there, but they won’t be singing along to “Royals.” On their official website—I won’t even type the URL out, but yes, that is really their website—they say, “Westboro Baptist Church will picket Lorde at Midland Theater to warn the living.”

Some excerpts from their nonsensical explanation:

New Zealand came forth with a young lassie that doesn’t have enough sense to put in a thimble. 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… You are blind and naked and wretched and miserable and worse, you don’t even know it. You chase your idols and lusts and anger the Lord your God, such that he will not pass by you any more.

Listen up! Lorde has NO wisdom worth having. Here is the ONLY wisdom for you at this hour. God will not now and never has and never will permit his creation to engage in same-sex marriage and survive to tell about it!

Lorde responded on Twitter (tweets now deleted):

Everyone wear rainbow clothing to that show … [and] try to kiss church members who are same sex as you. They will so love it. Christmas comin early in kansas city.

According to The Guardian, the Westboro Baptist Church became upset with Lorde because of a recent radio interview. The host asked her about Taylor Swift: “I see you guys’ pictures everywhere. Are you guys together now? Not together as in lesbians, I’m not talking about ‘Ellen together’ I’m talking about, like you guys are friendly right?”

Lorde responded, “What do you mean you’re not talking about ‘Ellen together,’ is there something wrong with lesbians?”

The Westboro Baptist Church is known for their extreme hatred for gay people. Lorde is known for being 17 years old, winning a Grammy, and becoming one of the most popular stars in current music.

  • Crunch

    P&P, why even give them shine? Let them wither away into obscurity

  •!/PancakeMcKennz pancakemckennz

    *rolls eyes*

  • PigsAndPlans

    I feel you. I thought about that but I think it’s important to realize that people like this still exist. I don’t really consider it “giving them shine.” I think it’s more about exposing the crazy shit they’re doing so people are aware of it. I think it’s good to get pissed off at stuff like this because it starts discussion.

    When we ignore things like this I think it encourages these weird extreme subcultures to exist and grow in their own little worlds, still able to reach people because of the internet, but instead of reaching people like you, they’ll just reach the people they want to. I think that’s more dangerous than posting about it and letting people react to it.

  • Crunch

    I see your point. I guess for me, it comes down to the whole “any publicity is good publicity” thing, especially for these scumbags

  • DarkAssKnight

    westboro church members be so bored waiting for jesus to come back that they got nothing better to do but hate

  • whocares someone

    i kind of agree i hate this song. blah blah blah.. I heard it andliked it the first time I heard it. After, its the worse song on the radio especially with RIck Ross rapping over it.

  • Ekwinoks

    one day i aspire to have the Westboro baptist church picket something i do

  • the “End”


  • the “End”

    “any day now…” -some guy in 1486

  • yy zhang

    everyone, I just start up a Braceletstoday, you feel how it is like?

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