Taylor Swift’s All Grown Up: Westboro Announces Picket Against Singer For Her Wanton Ways

How bad, really, could Taylor Swift be if the hate-mongers are targeting her for liking Obama, singing about love, and being a proud, confident woman? Image @PSU.edu

How bad, really, could Taylor Swift be if the hate-mongers are targeting her for liking Obama, singing about love, and being a proud, confident woman? Image @PSU.edu

I try to focus on stories of importance, issues that impact millions, and human interest anecdotes that touch the heart or share a bit of good news. Yet sometimes you just have to cover the absurd, the nutty, the truly laughable. That would be any story that combines the words Westboro Baptist Church and Taylor Swift.

We here at Addicting Info have long enjoyed the adventure of writing about the ubiquitous, ridiculous Westboro Church (just click HERE for our archives on the group… no, we currently have no archives on Taylor), particularly skewering their attacks on soldiers’ funerals, school events and political rallies. But, come on… Taylor Swift!??

It seems the self-righteous, self-aggrandizing organization, in their quest to rid the world of heathens and the like, have decided the willowy winsome warbler, despite her estimable success is a… WHORE. And not just any whore, a “proud whore”:

“@TaylorSwift13 works her ‘girl next door’ country-singer shtick, while hopping from one young man to the next and strutting across the world stage like a proud whore,” the group wrote in a press release, and went on to criticize the singer’s own father, claiming:

“He has no compunction about her immodest vulgar appearance or serial fornication. With a hating hypocrite for a dad – who will jealously guard her income, while not giving a thought for her never-dying soul – no wonder she grew up to be the poster child for the young whores of doomed-america [sic].” The Huffington Post

Given the seriousness of Swift’s young whoredom, the WBC has announced one of their notorious pickets; this time at the singer’s August 3rd concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Since you surely all want to know the deets of these dubious doings, click here for the flyer. Important, as you’re deciding whether or not the pop star deserves denunciation, to note the following suggestions from the Westboro brain trust:

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“One simple tweet from her – ‘Stop fornicating ladies, and obey God’ – would rock the house. But it would cost her millions she makes with her sin-coddling songs. Taylor Swift uses the talent God gave her to warble about fornication, instead of warning her fellow man of the coming destruction. She worships @BarackObama and @FLOTUS, either unmindful of, uncaring about, or in complete agreement with their blood-soaked handiwork (supporting killing babies and marrying fags).”

Right there you’ve got a raft of reasons to get your whore-protesting self over to Kansas City (cuz we all know they’ve got some crazy little women there), but it’s important to realize just how much thought the group has put into this latest event. This is no toss-off for the sake of publicity, certainly not! Ben Phelps, a grandson of WBC founder, Fred Phelps, is just beside himself with indignation.

“This girl is a whore. Who else is gonna say that if it’s not the church of the Lord Jesus?” Phelps told the website. “She’s coming into our backyard. We’re gonna go preach to her.”

Phelps claims that Swift tries to pretend she is a “good Christian, but she’s not,” and says that it’s her duty to use her enormous influence on young women to “promote the standards of God,” instead of what the group claims is “whoredom, fornication … that filthy lifestyle.” RadarOnline

Apparently Ben’s particularly upset with all Taylor’s purported bed-hopping (who knew Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Harry Styles, Cory Monteith, Conor Kennedy, etc. would cause this girl so much hell and condemnation? When do we suppose WBC will be picketing them… the boys??). Though one does wonder if Phelps-the-younger might just harbor a jolt of jealousy over the fact that ‘whores’ like Swift don’t give him the time of day. Could be the green shirt… maybe it’s the hate.

Ben Phelps, doing that holy work he does so well. Photo by Dak Dillon @TheManeater

Ben Phelps, doing that holy work he does so well. Photo by Dak Dillon @TheManeater

Though not a particular fan of the young singer, I find myself reconsidering her bona fides now that the WBC has taken her on. How bad could a girl be if the hate-mongers are targeting her for liking Obama, singing about love and being a proud, confident woman? I may not buy her records but, damn girl, continue to “rock the house”!