Thursday, January 23, 2014


For all of you who don't know about The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) it is a small virulently homophobic, anti-Semitic hate group that regularly stages protests around the country. They are more famously known for protesting the funerals of soldiers killed in action, terrorist victims or other noteworthy people to say that those deaths are God’s penance for rampant homosexuality. The members of punk band called Get Shot! decided to protest the ultra-conservative Westboro Baptist Church by filming a porn of their bass player (Laura Lush) masturbating naked on the organization's front lawn to protest their hatred and unhealthy attitudes towards sex. Laura said, "The Phelps family and Westboro Baptist Church are ridiculous and do nothing except spread hate and cause controversy…As a bisexual woman and the bass player of a ridiculous punk band, I wanted to spread my legs and cause controversy." I personally think it’s a creative, if totally twisted, way to spark controversy with WBC for their hate speech tactics.  This is something that really pushes the limits, causes controversy and makes a statement…and isn’t that what art is all about? A statement? A cause? Art makes people look a little closer. To look closer at the social issues, at other people and their emotions, and the environment that surrounds them. Art causes people to re-examine their thinking.

Link to The Westboro Baptist Church is literally: God Hates