Westboro Baptist Church SoundCloud Full of Terrible Pun Parodies

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Protest sign from the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas.

Enjoy seven hours of musical hellfire and brimstone

Can't get enough of the Westboro Baptist Church cover band, which has taken it upon themselves to reimagine Lorde's "Royals," Lady Gaga's "Telephone" ("Ever Burn") and Panic! at the Disco's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" ("You Love Sin What a Tragedy")? Well, never fear, because they have a whole SoundCloud with seven hours of 139 terrifically xenophobic hellfire-and-brimstone versions of popular songs. 

In addition to covering today's Top 40 hits, WBC counts such classics as Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre's "Ain't Nuthin' but a G Thang," Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" and Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" in its tone-deaf arsenal. "We warn you faithfully, provoke you lovingly," they sing over a tinny approximation of Katy Perry's "Roar," which also has some of the best comments: "If you're going to make sh--ty songs like this, at least use good AutoTune?" says one, followed by "gays rightfully have a voice, but you haven't been gifted with one ;)." 

Along with more un-funny Christmas song spoofs, WBC also has an assortment of originals, including hymns, "Why Did God Destroy Sodom?" and "Jacob Have I Loved." Fortunately, the legitimate musical community is not taking WBC's attempts lying down. A few days ago, P!ATD pledged $20 per protester to the Human Rights Campaign, and in June, Brad Paisley mocked those who showed up at his Kansas City concert. Earlier this year, Lorde encouraged her fans to wear rainbow clothing and kiss WBC members at her show in their hometown. And God love the Foo Fighters, who set a precedent with their 2011 mockery "Keep It Clean (Hot Buns)."

Next up: A "Weird Al" parody of the parodies?


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