Published Oct 08, 2010The Kansas, MO-based Westboro Baptist Church has never balked from offending people. Earlier this year the Phelps family institution, responsible for picketing U.S. soldiers' funerals and the unholy God Hates Fags website, took a stab at pro-gay pop starlet Lady Gaga with an offensive parody video of her hit "Poker Face" that pretty much had the hate crew condemning Gaga to hell. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne may not have got the deluxe treatment, but a recent venom-spewing re-imagining of his hit "Crazy Train" from the zealots has got the rocker fuming.
An ABC Nightline report last Wednesday (October 7) [via Blabbermouth] found reporter Terry Moran trying to wrap his brain around the outfit's insistence on picketing funerals, explaining to them that they're just dishing out more hurt to suffering families. In response, church member Shirley Roper Phelps leads a small group of devotees, all seated in a moving mini-van, into a briefly sung summation of its stance on sinners, which can be seen below.
They sang, to the tune of "Crazy Train": "Crying 'bout your feelings / For Your Sin, No Shame / You're going straight to hell on your crazy train"
Needless to say, the Prince of Darkness isn't too happy about the malicious misappropriation of one of his biggest hits. "I am sickened and disgusted by the use of 'Crazy Train' to promote messages of hate and evil by a 'church,'" Osbourne said in a statement.
This is not the first time the singer has encountered the intolerance of the Westboro Family Church. A radio interview last June also had Osbourne damning the Phelps family for picketing fellow Black Sabbath alumnus Ronnie James Dio's funeral service.
"I thought it was in such bad taste that those people had those banners about Ronnie James Dio," he said. "That's disgusting. They say that we're the anti-christ. Well, what makes them any better?"