Anti-gay group to protest Springsteen


Members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church will picket a Bruce Springsteen concert on Nov. 17.

A notice from the group – followers of the Rev. Fred Phelps in Topeka, Kan. – called for a picket at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Nov. 17, where Springsteen is set to perform.

The notice said, “The entertainment industry is a microcosm of the people of this doomed nation: hard-hearted, Hell-bound $ hedonistic to the max. Every person with a platform should be using it to encourage obedience to God.…”

The Phelps clan became famous for protesting LGBT Pride events, celebrities and the funerals of U.S. servicemembers.

Springsteen this year campaigned for President Barack Obama’s re-election and endorsed marriage equality in his home state of New Jersey.