A dying Fred Phelps isn’t slowing down the Westboro Baptist Church’s hate parade. The nutbag religious organization has now set its sights on Lorde, which, when we think about it, we wonder why it’s taken this long. That silent “e” isn’t fooling anyone, Miss Ella Yelich O’Connor.
Upset at the singer’s chosen stage name and a host of other sinful things, the WBC will picket the teenage pop star’s March 21 gig at Kansas City’s Midland Theatre. The group earlier this week posted a .pdf diatribe that’s pretty much what you’d expect. Read it below.
But wait — there’s more!
The Church also joined billions of others in recording their very own parody of “Royals,” changing the lyrics to fit their message. It’s kinda amazing. It goes: “And we’ll ever be Royals (Royals)/Sanctified by His blood/Our citizenship’s from above/We crave a different kind of love.”
Check out their rant below, as well as the song. It’s better than like 65% of the “Royals” parodies/covers out there.
Congrats, Ella. You made it.
WBC TO PICKET LORDE
WHO HAS NOT BEEN TAUGHT, & WILL NOT TEACH, YOUNG WOMEN TO BE SOBER & GODLY
AT THE MIDLAND THEATER (1228 MAIN ST., KCMO) ON FRI., MARCH 21, 7:15
This young lady, hailing from New Zealand and carrying an idolatrous attraction for
worthless human “royalty,” has been done a grievous disservice by the adults in her life. They have failed to train her in the nurture and admonition of the LORD, and she therefore spends her time, energy and talent serving herself and teaching other young people how to be indolent rebels.
Good news, Ella Yelich O’Connor (going by the modest title she picked for herself, ‘Lorde’)! WBC will help you by clearly telling you the duty of young women and
you can use your platform to likewise train the young people who follow you.
It’s this, from Titus 2:4-13: “… teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, a
nd godly, in this present world Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.”
And here’s their version of “Royals,” with lyrics posted under the embed so you can sing along at home.
Westboro Baptist Church “Royals” parody
“We’re comin’ to the end of all the flesh
We warned with picket signs, and songs, and our movies
Shouldn’t be proud you made this mess
You’ll hear the trumpet’s sound; you’ll feel God’s envy
Cuz every song you sing’s bare teeth, ragin, sinnin’ in the bedroom
Bloodlust, scoffin’, trashin’ your Creator
You don’t care; you’re really bad-asses in your dreams.
But in reality Christ will payback, comin’ in the clouds
He’ll Set His throne, then mockers will be screeching
“It ain’t fair!” … we’ll be caught up with him in the air
And we’ll ever be royals
Sanctified by His blood
Our citizenship’s from above
We crave a different kind of love
He has made us rulers
Sanctified to His see
And, joyful, we’ll rule
(we’ll rule, we’ll rule)