The Foo Fighters struck back at protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church with a song last Friday at a concert in Kansas City, Missouri.
Members of the extremist religious group lined up outside of Kansas City's Sprint Center before the Foo Fighters show began and protested the performers while they held up brightly colored signs that read, "God Hates Fags" and "Thank God for Dead Soldiers." They accused the band of promoting "fornication, adultery, idolatry (and) fags" in their music. The Westboro Baptist Church, well known for its anti-homosexual viewpoints, was also quoted referring to the band's lyrics having a "man-loving" message, NBC Action News reported.
Foo Fighters frontman David Grohl and the rest of his band mates then exited the arena outfitted in trucker hats, wigs and fake bushy beards and proceeded to perform in front of the protesters on a flat-bed truck. The Foo Fighters performed their song "Hot Buns,” which includes the 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."
Fans and counter-protesters joined in the festivities and cheered the band on as the church protesters remained stoic with their signs still in hand.
David Grohl proclaimed his band's message to the crowd of supporters and detractors loud and clear as he screamed, "Ladies and gentlemen, God bless America! Land of the free, home of the brave!”
“I don't care if you're black or white or purple or green, whether you're Pennsylvanian or Transylvanian, Lady Gaga or Lady Antebellum, it takes all kinds!" shouted Grohl.
The Foo Fighters performance for Westboro protesters went viral over the weekend. The band posted a backstage video on YouTube that showed their preparations to play on the street in front of the church.
The Foo Fighters tour in North America kicked off Sept. 14 in St. Paul, Minn., and concludes Nov. 16 in Boston.