Westboro Baptist Church’s Panic! at the Disco parody

Reggie Myers

I’m going to offer a trigger warning for homophobia and the use of the f-bomb for whoever may need it.

After years of gaining the disdain of the American public by publicly picketing the funerals of dead American soldiers among other important locations and occasions, the Westboro Baptist Church is taking on some new targets and … some new methods.

On 20 July, the church is planning to picket a Panic! at the Disco show  in Kansas City, Missouri.  The press release states that their issue is mainly with the band’s front man, Brendan Urie.  The press release states that Urie uses his platform to support the LGBT+ community, talk about his own experimentation with ‘fag sex’ (their words, not ours), and uses his sparse talent to mock anything remotely decent and fill the airwaves with bizarre, lewd videos’ instead of using his platform to tell people to honor God.

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This time, however, the church is not just using the old-fashioned protest.  In fact, the Westboro Baptist Church decided to record a song.  They have released ‘You Love Sin What a Tragedy’ – a parody of the band’s ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’, off the group’s 2005 debut album.

While the original song by Panic! at the Disco talked about addressing rumors of a bride’s infidelity on her wedding day, the new parody song rails against gay marriage. The terrible lead singer first attacks the families and allies of the LGBT+ community and then goes on to chide people who may not be excited about gay marriage but are silently accepting it. He tries to position himself as the sole voice of reason with lines such as:

‘Oh! You all say it’s okay to be gay because practically fag marriage will stay/Well, this calls for some truth/You’re all insane/Fags are profane!’

Well, I think someone needs to tell them the truth, because the only insane thing I see here is that someone actually thought writing, recording, and releasing this miscarriage of music was a good use of anyone’s time.

Feel free to listen to the hilariously bad excuse for a parody HERE, if you can stomach it.

About Reggie Myers

Reggie Myers is a writer and communications professional living in Philadelphia, Pa., where he graduated from Temple University. Music, television, film, books, video games, politics, and human sexuality are just a few of the many things that make him tick. When he's not working behind a computer screen, you can find him looking for new adventures, practicing photography, scheming ways to get to the front row of a concert, or scouring the corners of the internet for new music to put his friends on to. @reggieakil