Now she knows they’ll be trouble when they walk in. Pop singing sensation Taylor Swift is the latest target of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church, which announced this week its decision to picket one of the star’s upcoming concerts.
The Kansas congregation, which is famous for its protests against everything from the Boston Marathon bombings to gay marriage, has added the 23-year-old star to its list of offenders. “This ‘girl next door’ wannabe uses her music to advocate for fornication early and often,” the church said in a statement on its website. “She pretends to be moral, while she hops from bed to bed like a proud whore.”
The group, which is planning to attend the singer’s upcoming concert at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 3, said Swift needs to “quit using her talent that God gave her for sin” and instead use her singing abilities to “warn her fellow man of the coming destruction.” The primitive Baptist church’s statement correlates with its mission that it claims is to preach against all form of sin, which includes fornication. “She is incredibly popular among the young ladies and thus has a giant platform,” the church said. “All she has to do is stop fornicating and tell her followers to do the same.”
The statement continues to blame the singer for “worshipping” first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama, whom it has stated its dislike for in the past. “It is time to stop worshiping the creature and start worshiping the creator. Taylor's parents raised her to be the whore she is today by giving no thought to her never-dying soul and making her an improper example for the young whores of this doomed country. Shame on you!” the church said.
Swift isn’t the only celebrity under fire from the church. New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, Boys II Men, Train, Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox 20, and popular teen band One Direction, are all on the church’s list of upcoming picketing events.
This announcement marks the second time Swift has been attacked for her personal life this month. Abercrombie & Fitch was forced to pull a T-shirt mocking the singer’s dating career from stores June 21, according to the Los Angeles Times. The clothing item reportedly displayed the saying “# more boyfriends than t.s.”