Westboro Church serenaded by Foo Fighters before concert
9:18 PM, Sep 16, 2011
1:29 AM, Sep 20, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The tables were turned on Westboro Baptist Church when the Foo Fighters serenaded picketers from the radical group before the band's concert at the Sprint Center Friday night in downtown Kansas City.
The Foo Fighters wore costumes that they used in their recent parody video "Hot Buns" , and mocked the small group of Westboro protesters, who are known for their anti-homosexual views.
Lyrics in the Foo Fighters song taunted the church's views, including the satirical lyrics "Driving all night, got a hankering for something/Think I'm in the mood for some hot-man muffins/Mmmm, sounds so fine, yes indeed."
The church group says that they protest various events because of the United States' acceptance of homosexuality and homosexual lifestyles, and claim that God will punish America because of that acceptance.
Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl ended the serenade and rebutted the group's point-of-view with a message of American pride.
"Ladies and gentlemen,God bless America! Land of the free, home of the brave," said Grohl.
The Foo Fighters were not alone in their protest. Many others could be seen holding signs in counter-protest to the church's views.
"Whether you're black or white, or gay or straight, or the Foo Fighters, God loves everybody," said Abby Livella.
The video went viral over the weekend, with this story generating more than 75,000 page views over the weekend and more than 300,000 people watching the video on YouTube.com/NBCActionNews .