The alternative music scene should always be a place where anyone, from any background - of any gender, sexuality, race or walk of life - can feel at home. That's kinda the point.
Unsurprisingly, the homophobic (and generally anti-everyone that isn't them) hate preachers of the Wesboro Baptist Church aren't so keen on that, and over recent years they've taken to picketing Vans Warped Tour. They're doing it again this year.
First, here's a reminder of how that worked out for them last time:
Yeah, not so great.
This year, they're picketing the Warped Tour date at Bonner Springs, Kansas, which is happening tomorrow (July 05). You can read their statement here if you want. It's quite, er, something.
Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman has responded:
.@GodHatesFagsWBC heard you will be joining us @VansWarpedTour Kansas City. Aren’t you the guys who make good cookies? If not, can you at least bring me a good bottle of Rosé?