If you are wondering about our recent coverage of Phelps et al. it does not represent a change of direction – it is merely a reflection that right-wing Christianity’s most lunatic fringe is increasingly finding targets in popular culture; on the 28th of July the target of their hate-filled (but peaceable) demonstration will be Justin Bieber.
I must admit that I have mixed feelings about this, because like the congregation of the Westboro Baptist Church, I am no fan of Justin Bieber – and am omnipresent, omniscient god would have heard enough different music to spot lameness where he or she sees it. Still, while I won’t fall for young Justin’s boyish good looks and questionable musical talent – I don’t wish him an eternity of pain and anguish.
From Westboro Baptist Church:
Justin Bieber has a platform given to him by God to speak to this world; he has a duty to teach obedience by his actions and words. He refuses to do that because he knows his concert halls would be empty! So, he teaches you to sin and rebel against God’s commandments. That is how he got to pose with Anti-Christ Beast Obama last December while performing at Christmas in Washington. He and Obama are of one mind and they are leading this nation to hell!
Before Bieber, the picket signs will be raised once again at Lady Gaga. What they say about her is too vile and upsetting for me to repeat here.