Category Archives: Religion

Alestorm Joins Westboro Baptist Church protest at Kansas City Warped tour stop

Posted by on July 28, 2017

Yesterday, Thursday, July 27th, the Vans Warped Tour made its stop in Kansas City, KS, and just like all good things that come through the area, the Westboro Baptist Church organized a protest against it. During the demonstration, members of the pirate metal group Alestorm, who have been playing on the festival, were spotted alongside […]

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Religious radicals and police break up recent Tiamat and Sepultura shows

Posted by on June 7, 2016

Heavy metal has been a victim of religious persecution since it’s very inception. There’s something about the dark imagery, occult themes, and general extremeness that doesn’t seem to jive with the more conservative-minded. That said, metal hasn’t been innocent in the battle – there was that whole church burning thing in Norway back in the […]

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For Today kick out guitarist for not being Christian enough

Posted by on April 16, 2015

Metalcore band For Today continues making the news for their “God ordained” line-up changes, and this latest one is a doozy. Guitarist Samuel Penner – the guy who replaced Mike “No such thing as a gay Christian” Reynolds  – was asked to leave the band. Over the phone. Shortly after rushing home to visit his mother in law […]

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The Satanic Temple Performs Same-Sex Marriage and ‘Pink Mass’ at Gravesite of Westboro Baptist Church Family Member

Posted by on July 18, 2013

A prominent member of the Westboro Baptist Church is getting a taste of his own medicine. Fred Phelps Jr., the founder of the extremist religious group known for picketing funerals of fallen soldiers, publicly voicing hate for well, everyone, and their “God Hates Fags” slogan, has learned what it is like to have someone target […]

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