05/21/2014 04:06 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Westboro Baptist Church Threatens To Picket Cher's Kansas City Concert Over Gay Issues

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Cher has been wowing audiences across the country on her Dressed To Kill Tour, but one notoriously right-wing, anti-gay group is less than jazzed.

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have vowed to picket the 68-year-old superstar's May 31 concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Slamming Cher as a "bundle of confusion," Westboro officials cited the pop diva's longtime commitment to her gay and lesbian fan base, as well as her transgender son, Chaz Bono, in their pledge.

Earlier this year, Westboro had similarly threatened to picket Lorde's Kansas City performance. Lorde, who has also been outspoken in her support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, responded by encouraging her fans to kiss Westboro protestors of the same sex at her show and to wear rainbow clothing.

Last year, Cher revealed she'd turned down the opportunity to perform at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi because of Russia's "gay propaganda" legislation.

"I can’t name names but my friend called who is a big oligarch over there, and asked me if I’d like to be an ambassador for the Olympics and open the show," Cher told Maclean's writer Elio Iannacci in September. "I immediately said no. I want to know why all of this gay hate just exploded over there."

H/T Towleroad



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