Add Taylor Swift to the Westboro Baptist Church's ever-growing list of people they've taken issue with.
The Topeka, Kansas-based hate group has announced plans to picket Swift's Aug. 3 concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Swift is known for what sometimes seems like a revolving door of highly publicized romances, and the WBC apparently doesn't look too kindly on all her "fornicating."
"@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]."
Poster child for the "young whores" or not -- the WBC also recognizes that the 23-year-old superstar has a massive Twitter following, and they believe that if she were only to tweet something like "Stop fornicating ladies, and obey God” to her 29.9 million followers, it would "rock the house."
Of course, according to the WBC, Swift uses her influence on Twitter to "warble about fornication, instead of warning her fellow man of the coming destruction."
Somehow we're betting Swift didn't know that was part of her job description, and in an interview with RadarOnline, WBC member Ben Phelps -- grandson of the group's leader, Fred Phelps Sr. -- further explains why Swift is their latest target.
“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.”
While the WBC seems to be making a lot of noise about Swift, noise is all it may be in the end. The hate group has a history of threatening to picket various events and bailing on its plans when the time comes.
A request for comment made to Swift's reps has not been returned at this time.
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