Watch The Foo Fighters Stick It To Radical Right-Wingers
As an ex-Kansas Citian who may always consider Cowtown home, this just brings a tear to my eye.
Remember the Illinois Nazis in "The Blues Brothers?" Well, in Kansas City, we have the Westboro Baptist Church - who probably more-than-a-little-bit inspired the bigoted fundamentalist fanatics in Kevin Smith's recent hit "Red State" - and the Phelps family, and we consider them a very "special" part of the Cowtown experience.
Many Kansas Citians wish an errant Kansas twister would sweep the Phelps clan away and land them atop a bullseye that Dorothy Gale's falling house couldn't possibly miss, but when they show up to protest the very existence of homosexuals on God's green Earth, it surprises nobody.
In recent years, they've gone from simply infuriating and offending grieving families outside the funerals of fallen-in-action soldiers who came home from Iraq and Afghanistan on their shields (they like to claim it's God's punishment for the spreading acceptance of gay marriage) but they've taken to enjoying protesting concerts outside the downtown-KC Sprint Center, including the likes of Justin Bieber.
Well, recently, they picked a fight with the Foo Fighters. The band then took to a flatbed truck in costume and Dave Grohl serenaded the protesters accusing the band of promoting "fornication, adultery, idolatry and fags" with the specially written original song "Keep It Clean."
"I don't care if you're black or white or purple or green, whether you're Pennsylvanian or Transylvanian, Lady Gaga or Lady Antebellum, it takes all kinds!" Grohl told the crowd.
That footage has now made its way to YouTube. Enjoy.