Get ready for this unholy showdown: fag-hating Fred Phelps and King of Pop Michael Jackson.
The two are colliding over copyright infringement thanks to the Westboro Baptist Church's parody of “We Are the World,” which the Phelpses sing as “God Hates the World.”
The original is credited to Jackson and Lionel Ritchie and owned by Warner/Chappell Music, which is threatening a lawsuit. Of course, Phelps is welcoming a fight – starting with a picket of the label’s Los Angeles offices on June 2. Click here to read a reply the Phelps sent to Warner/Chappel. And here’s the e-mail Fred’s daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper, sent out this morning:
Good morning -
This is good stuff!
We, the servants of God at Westboro Baptist Church wrote a parody to “We Are the World” wherein the perverts on parade, beginning with Michael “I sleep with little boys – trust me it’s all good” Jackson fame and Lionel “I live in adultery and raised my daughter for the devil” Ritchie fame and so many others that joined hand in hand to pretend that if they all join together, and defy God with one voice that God might change his mind or get scared off or just plain out give in! Our song is “God Hates The World”! They know that our mission is to do our duty to the Living and True God, which means that we will be causing this generation to KNOW their abomination! They don’t like that, so they get a hireling to threaten us, I guess thinking that it might work - but they must certainly also know that won’t work....
Have a nice day!
Shirley L Phelps-Roper
Phelps-Roper provided a link in her note to the video. But YouTube has replaced it with this message: "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Warner/ Chappell Music, Inc."
In other Phelps news, they'll spend next Tuesday picketing the Rev. Jerry Falwell’s funeral in Lynchburg, Va. “There is little doubt that Falwell split Hell wide open the instant he died,” Westboro’s press release reads. -- Justin Kendall