UPDATE Sept. 27 --
A Twitter battle between Westboro Baptist Church and Blake Shelton followed the initial sparring match.
WBC also released a parody of Shelton's song "Boys 'Round Here," featuring choice lyrics like "Well the boys 'round here don't read much Bible / Chasing tail and waving flags of their idols / At the honky tonk, where the whores romp," which get progressively worse as the song goes on.
Despite the stunning failure of their recent protest at a Ke$ha concert, the Westboro Baptist Church is at it again, announcing its intentions to picket the next performance of The Voice judge Blake Shelton on October 3 in Kansas City.
In characteristic fashion, the Westboro Baptist Church has been furiously tweeting accusations and slurs at Shelton, accompanied by the declaration, "We know BS when we see it!"
According to WBC's logic, Shelton's divorce from his first wife Kaynette Williams and subsequent marriage to Miranda Lambert makes him "a vulgar adulterer," which is why gay marriage is now legal in some states.
To which Shelton replied, "Hey WBC.. I've got one more sin for ya... Blow me."
He succinctly added,
Shelton isn't the only country star that the WBC has gone after in recent weeks. They set up a protest outside of iconic country star Vince Gill's concert on September 8 to harass him about his divorce and subsequent remarriage.
"Don't you know that divorce plus remarriage equals adultery?" asked one of the picketers. "Jesus Christ said that."
"Did he?" Gill responded. "You know what else he said? He said a lot of stuff about forgiveness, about grace. You guys don't have any of that."
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Ke$ha and her backup dancers may have put on their best performance yet as the pop star sent her crew to respond to the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/westboro-baptist-church" target="_hplink">Westboro Baptist Church</a> protest that was taking place outside her concert in Lincoln, Nebraska. Three tank-top clad men showed off their moves as WBC members shouted the lyrics to "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLB-EpOuVAw" target="_hplink">God Hates Who U R</a>," an anti-gay parody of Ke$ha's anthem of acceptance <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXvmSaE0JXA" target="_hplink">"We R Who We R."</a> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/19/westboro-baptists-kesha-dancers_n_3782051.html" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Blake Shelton Is The Opposite Of Scared
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A group of <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/24/westboro-oscar-protest_n_2756092.html?utm_hp_ref=westboro-baptist-church">Westboro Baptist Church protesters brought their signature brand of in-your-face activism to Hollywood</a>, chanting and waving signs with messages like "GOD H8S FAGS" at tourists and insiders making their way to this year's Oscar ceremony. Photo: Steve Drain (seen right), a member of the Westboro Baptist Church, holds up an anti-gay sign at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and N. Highland Ave, in Los Angeles, California.
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Maryland Gay Marriage
Same-sex Maryland couples planning to tie the knot were greeted by <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/westboro-baptist-church-maryland-gay-marriage-protest-annapolis_n_2397272.html?utm_hp_ref=westboro-baptist-church">anti-gay marriage protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church </a>outside the Annapolis courthouse on Jan. 2.
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The Westboro Baptist Church picketed Elizabeth Edwards' funeral after she <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/09/elizabeth-edwards-funeral-westboro-baptist-church_n_794333.html" target="_hplink">died of cancer</a>.
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Illinois Holocaust Museum
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Westboro Baptist Church picketed the funeral of recording artist Michael Jackson. Members of Westboro have also recorded a song titled "<a href="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2422138213120376038" target="_hplink">God Hates the World</a>," an adaptation of Jackson's charity single, "We Are the World."
President Obama Joplin, Missouri after the Tornado
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Foo Fighters Fight Back
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