If you’re not familiar with The Westboro Baptist Church, it’s a hate group seemingly masquerading as a religious organization based in Topeka, Kansas. It has only 71 members, mostly from the same family, and they’re known for tastelessly traveling across the U.S. and protesting against homosexuality and gay rights at the funerals of fallen U.S. soldiers. A logical connection, right?
In late August, the “church” brought its members to Kansas City to protest at the Foo Fighters concert, citing the band’s support of “fornication, adultery, idolatry and fags.” And the band didn’t back down. Dave Grohl & Co. sang a mocking version of a homoerotic tune Keep It Clean (above), all while wearing the same trucker garb they had worn in a NSFW video to promote their “Hot Buns” tour. The “Hot Buns” video (below) was shot around the same time, seemingly also to tweak the Westboro clan. Watch the censored version below, and the uncensored version here.