Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe is the process of arranging a counter-protest against the Westboro Baptist Church. The church is gathering to protest the first openly transgender delegate in any state legislature, Danica Roem.
That said, Blythe’s counter-protest is meant to support Roem, who also happens to be a good friend of the rock legend. However, Blythe doesn’t plan on pushing back against the Westboro Baptist Church in traditional ways.
In an Instagram post, Blythe has called upon Virginia’s “freaks, weirdos, misfits and regular people of good conscious” to stage a“counter-party” against the Westboro Baptist Church.
“They have left me no choice—in the name of all that is GOOD & JUST in this world, in the name of PUNK ROCK & HEAVY METAL, in the name of #MISTERROGERS & #MISTERSPOCK, IN THE NAME OF MY BELOVED FRIEND #DAVEBROCKIE (R.I.P.)… I COMMAND YOU TO JOIN ME FOR A COUNTER-PARTY,” Blythe says in the Instagram post. “NOT a counter-PROTEST, because that would entail arguing with these idiots (which is USELESS), but a COUNTER-PARTY.”
However, while the counter-party in and of itself sounds like a great time just from who is welcome to attend, Blythe has a few more tricks up his sleeve.
In fact, Blythe intends on bringing 100 kazoos to the counter-party in an effort to “drown them out with cheap buzzing plastic noisemakers.”
In addition to the kazoos, Blythe has offered a 100 dollar prize to whoever wears the best costume. Sign us up.
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(Please re-post!) ATTENTION! PEOPLE OF RICHMOND! CALLING ALL FREAKS, WEIRDOS, MISFITS, & REGULAR PEOPLE OF GOOD CONSCIOUS! This coming Monday, March 11, 2019, the buffoons of the #WESTBOROBAPTISTCHURCH (AKA the “God Hates Fags” losers) are coming to our fair city of Richmond, VA. They will be at our state Capitol at 9 am, then over by VCU at 9:45, spreading their bizarre brand of hate mongering. Why? They are protesting my friend, a fairly elected member of the Virginia House of Delegates, Danica Roem- Danica is an award-winning journalist, a heavy metal musician & all-around #RIPPER (who happens to be a trans-woman.) These “Christians” are always picketing military funerals, Kansas City Chiefs football games, the funerals of people killed by natural disasters– their insane activities are too many to list. They even picketed at the funerals of #FredRogers & tried to find the funereal of #LeonardNimoy (but they failed- ha!) – WHO PROTESTS THE FUNERALS OF THOSE TWO GREATEST OF AMERICAN MISTERS, MISTER ROGERS & MISTER SPOCK?!?!? THEY PICKETED DIO’S FUNEREAL- oh, HELL NO. And these people are coming to MY TOWN?!?? They have left me no choice- in the name of all that is GOOD & JUST in this world, in the name of PUNK ROCK & HEAVY METAL, in the name of #MISTERROGERS & #MISTERSPOCK, IN THE NAME OF MY BELOVED FRIEND #DAVEBROCKIE (R.I.P.)… I COMMAND YOU TO JOIN ME FOR A COUNTER-PARTY!!! NOT a counter-PROTEST, because that would entail arguing with these idiots (which is USELESS), but a COUNTER-PARTY. I WILL BE BRINGING 100 KAZOOS- WE WILL HAVE A #KAZOO #CHAMPAGNEJAM. WE WILL PLAY THE “BENNY HILL” & “SANFORD & SONS” THEME SONGS. WE WILL DROWN THEM OUT WITH CHEAP BUZZING PLASTIC NOISE MAKERS. I will also be bringing a BRAND NEW 100 DOLLAR BILL as a CASH PRIZE for BEST COSTUME worn to the #COUNTERPARTY. A hundred kazoos AND a hundred dollar prize?!?? IT’S ALMOST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. So Monday, MARCH 11, 2019, 9 AM, VIRGINIA STATE CAPITOL- PUT ON YOUR CORPSEPAINT, YOUR RAINBOW WIG, YOUR INFLATABLE SUMO WRESTLER COSTUME. FLY YOUR FREAK FLAG HIGH! LET’S PARTY!!!!!
Blythe’s counter-party will gather on Monday, March 11 at 9 a.m. at the Virginia State Capitol.
The Westboro Baptist Church is known for their hatred of the LGBTQ+ community, and is commonly referred to as a hate group. In addition to their remarks made against LGBTQ+ folks, the group are also known for picketing at funerals.
In the past, the Westboro Baptist Church has attempted to protest at a Fall Out Boy concert. Additionally, the church also took a stab at Warped Tour in 2017. Of course, they were met with a larger, more powerful force of LGBTQ+ punks.
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