After the Westboro Baptist Church picketed Taylor Swift’s concert in Kansas City on August 3rd, Ed Sheeran (who has been accompanying Swift during her Red Tour) tweeted his thoughts about the picketing.
In the tweet Sheeran said: “To the people picketing outside the arena. Keep your homophobic views to yourself, it’s 2013.”
As we all know, the Westboro Baptist Church has never been the type to keep their views private. Back in June the Church made it clear that they would be picketing the concert on the 3rd.
In a press release they wrote:
@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. 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.
In an interview with RadarOnline Ben Phelps said this of Swift: “This girl is a whore. Who else is gonna say that if it’s not the church of the Lord Jesus? She’s coming into our backyard. We’re gonna go preach to her.”
Swift and Sheeran will play in Wichita, KS on August 6th. Then they will travel to Tulsa, OK on August 7.
For a full list of tour dates click here.