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Westboro Baptist Church Blast Radiohead!
The Quietus , March 12th, 2012 11:16

Unpleasant crazies call band "Freak monkey’s [sic] with mediocre tunes"

Those friendly folks at the Westboro Baptist Church have decided to direct their unpleasant bile against a frankly bizarre new target. Yep, the bible-warping nutbars of the religious right have deemed our friendly cerebral rock group Radiohead to be a threat to the souls of the American nation and turned up in force to protest the band's gig in Kansas City. Check out Stereogum for pictures of the protest, including one banner featuring the British flag and the legend "Fag flag".

They produced the following review of the group: "You have stolen the Word of God from your people and children, and as a sorry substitute, you prop up lightness and lies. You try to get the people to look at the nonsense and not at the wrath of God that abides upon them. “Look at the circus monkey over there and the fluffy setting, blah, blah…” Meanwhile, God is undoing this nation and effecting all of your lives, with the moth that quietly eats the very fabric of your national garment. Radiohead is just such an event. Freak monkey’s with mediocre tunes [sic] keeps you busy and focused by lightness. It changes nothing, God is undoing and digging up and throwing down this nation."

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