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Westboro Baptist Church Record Homophobic Panic! at the Disco ‘Parody’

The hate group plans on picketing the band’s concert in Kansas City, Missouri on July 20th

Brendon Urie, Ryan Ross, Panic! at the DiscoBrendon Urie, Ryan Ross, Panic! at the Disco

Brendon Urie (front) and Ryan Ross from Panic! at the Disco.

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Homophobic hatemongers Westboro Baptist Church plan on picketing pop-punk group Panic! at the Disco’s Kansas City, Missouri concert on July 20th over claims that the group’s frontman, Brendon Urie, brags about his perversions. But they have extended their protest beyond the picket line. On Thursday, members of the church recorded a childish, homophobic “parody” of Panic! at the Disco’s 2006 single “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” off their A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out album, newly retitled “You Love Sin What a Tragedy” (the comma error is theirs).

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Where the Vegas rockers had written a song about defending a bride against accusations of being a “whore” on her wedding day, the Westboro Baptist Church has turned it into a condemnation of gay marriage. At one point, they sing, “Oh! You all say it’s okay to be gay/ The way to fag marriage has been paved/ Well this calls for some truth, now/ You’re all insane.”

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Panic! at the Disco put out their fourth album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, last year, which included a song with a title borrowed from Outkast (“Miss Jackson”), and it reached Number Two on the Top 200. For the Too Weird to Live track “Girls/Girls/Boys,” the group recreated D’Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” video from 2000. Another video for a song on that album, “Nicotine,” featured scenes of Urie looking forlorn in a book as he tries to forget a lover. “‘Nicotine’ is about that girl (or guy) that you know is bad for you but you just keep going back,” Urie explained to Rolling Stone. “It’s that drunk text you know you shouldn’t answer. It feels good in the moment but the next day, you know, you get that shame hangover – kind of a personification of addiction.”

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