The Westboro Baptist Church, which has picketed Less Than Jake and All Time Low shows in recent years, reportedly will be picketing at Taking Back Sunday's June 18 show at the Showbox in Seattle. On their website, the controversy-drawing church explains why they're protesting AP's current cover stars:
WBC will picket Taking Back Sunday at The Showbox Concert with a message for those in attendance, to wit: God Hates Fags, and God Hates Fag-Enablers; ergo, God Hates america and america is Doomed! This nation is awash in filthy sin and idolatry, including your pop stars like Taking Back Sunday who have the ear of millions and refuse to use that platform God gave them to teach obedience to God's standards. If they opened their mouths to warn you that your sins are taking you to hell, their concerts would be empty, as would their pockets and bank accounts. They will give an account to God for their failure to do their duty.
AP reached out to TBS for a reaction, and the band declined to comment.