By now you've probably heard about the insane Christian extremists of the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas-based organization that espouses rabidly intolerant causes and theatrically intervenes in public events and funerals spewing a rhetoric of hate (most common WBC sign: "God Hates Fags").
Well the group allegedly used lyrics from Ozzy's "Crazy Train" "at events surrounding Tuesday's (10/6/10) Snyder v. Phelps Supreme Court hearing. An attorney--a daughter of the church's founder, along with her sister--paraphrased lyrics from Osbourne's "Crazy Train" at a post-Supreme Court hearing press conference in Washington D.C."
After decades of putting up with insane bullshit from Christian extremists (who claim to represent a Christian worldview but are actually a fringe group of deluded, self-righteous morons), it was time for Ozzy to speak out:
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"I am sickened and disgusted by the use of 'Crazy Train' to promote messages of hate and evil by a 'church,'" Ozzy said through a press release.
The statement also added that "The church is described by the Wall Street Journal (10/6/10) as a "tiny Kansas church...[that]...preaches that U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are punishment for American's tolerance of homosexuality and abortion." As the Examiner.com noted (10/6/10) of the church, "their flamboyant demonstrations at the funerals of non-gay service members, using the events to highlight their belief that military deaths overseas are justified punishment for U-S tolerance of homosexuality. ('You're Going to Hell,' 'Thank God for Dead Soldiers,' and 'God Hates You' are popular Westboro slogans.)."
Go Ozzy go! Take bake your "Crazy Train" from the actual crazies!