Topeka, KS — After recent reports that the Donald Trump inauguration team was having trouble finding entertainment for both the Presidential inauguration ceremony as well as several of the sponsored after-parties, his transition team has apparently struck a deal with the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church choir to perform several songs. The infamous church, who proudly displays its “God Hates Fags” moniker at all social and protest events, said it was delighted to participate in the Trump inauguration.
“It’s no secret that the Church has never supported any president up until Trump,” said Shirley Phelps-Roper, daughter of former outspoken and controversial leader Fred Phelps, “but with Trump and Pence, we finally have an executive who will take the fight right to the gays. We don’t even have to protest anymore.”
According to a memo published by the Trump team, the Westboro Choir will perform three selections during the January ceremony including I Vow to Thee, My Country, O Stop and Tell Me, Red Man, and their controversial, hate-filled original “screamer hymn” God Hates America. In recent months, the Kansas-based Westboro Choir has been seen protesting outside gigs of the popular Philadelphia-based punk rock band The Westboro Baptist Choir, which only shares their name, but has decidedly different music themes. The church has threatened to sue the young band, to which the band responded with a one hour suite of songs lampooning the church.
“We are happy to be able to get our message out not only to damned America,” continued Ms. Phelps-Roper, “but also to the rest of the condemned world. It’s like Mike Pence said, ‘get rid of the abominations anyway you can.’ And we believe that a Trump Administration is making this the top priority.”
Several Liberal groups have spoken out against the music selection calling it “disgusting” and “un-American,” with some media outlets blaming Russian “Fake News” outlets for encouraging and normalizing this kind of “fringe” behavior.
“This is another example of right-wing fake news fooling ordinary Americans into thinking that this kind of thing is normal,” said former Hillary Clinton spokesman and campaign manager Robby Mook. “People, especially Donald Trump supporters, are really dumb and easily fooled. They just can’t read a headline and look at the site to figure out if its fake. So now we’re in the situation where the Westboro Baptist Church is apart of the mainstream because of it. And something needs to be done because Hillary won more than 2 million more votes than Trump.”
Requests for comment from Mike Pence, the chairman of the Trump transition team were not returned.