Westboro Baptist Church Calls Off Protest of Tonight's Lady Gaga Show in St. Louis


Fred Phelps
  • Fred Phelps
As reported here at Daily RFT a couple weeks back, the Rev. Fred Phelps and the followers of his Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church planned to protest tonight's Lady Gaga concert at the Fox Theatre.

Why? Because the "hussy" (a.k.a. Gaga) "teaches rebellion against God".

Sadly, though, for Phelps and crew -- and the counter-protesters who planned to rally against the notoriously homo-phobic reverend -- tonight's demonstration has been canceled on account of the snow.

Today the Westboro Baptist Church sent the RFT an email suggesting that the snow is a message from the all mighty:
God is knocking the crap out of this country and all the while he is continuing to give us great and effectual doors of utterance because the time is so very, very short - the destruction of this nation is IMMINENT!! YAY!!
Umm, as Daily RFT spiritual adviser Ned Flanders would say: "Okee-dokee."

Oh, btw, the sold-out Lady Gaga show remains on schedule for tonight despite the weather. Yes, Fred, she may be a hussy but she's no wussy. That would be you.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.