Justin Bieber Targeted by Anti-Gay Activists

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Love-struck tweens aren't the only people paying attention to Justin Bieber these days. The "Baby" heartthrob has also attracted the attention of Westboro Baptist Church—and it's not delight they're shrieking with.

Bieber has become the most recent target of the WBC, infamous for their anti-gay vitriol and numerous protests (such as at last week's Comic-Con convention in San Diego). The church—led by Kansas-based pastor Fred Phelps—has lashed out at the singer on its website, and members picketed outside of Bieber's concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Wednesday evening, with their trademark "God Hates Fags" signs in hand.

So what's their beef with the 16-year-old Bieber? Westboro Baptist feels that the Biebs isn't using his talents to sufficiently spread God's will, at least as they interpret it. According to the church's site,

"[Bieber] has a platform given to him by God to speak to this world; he has a duty to teach obedience by his actions and words. He refuses to do that because he knows his concert halls would be empty! So, he teaches you to sin and rebel against God's commandments."

Well, sure, Bieber is sinfully adorable and maybe teenage girls rebel by listening to his music waaaay past their bedtimes, but this seems like a stretch. Perhaps Phelps and his minions should crack open The Holy Bieble for their spiritual guidance in the future.

What do you think? Does Westboro Baptist have a point, or are they just riding Bieber's coattails to spread a message? Share your opinions in the comments section.


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  • Reshiram
    Reshiram

    What I meant about "pedo" is not that Fred is one, I meant to put in he kinda looks like one, my comment came out wrong and yeah, I don't think Fred is one, I'm sometimes bad with english, that's all, I HATE Fred Phelps, but I didn't mean for that comment to come out the way it is, I sometimes think too much ahead and type and it ends up being stupid or wrong.

  • Reshiram
    Reshiram

    Pedo Freddo Phelps should look JB up on wikipedia and read what it says about him, I would kick Fred's ass if I ever see him do that again. I hope Bieber reported them for public nuisance.

  • Reshiram
    Reshiram

    Fred Phelps is just a retarded old PEDOPHILE! With his retarded bitch of a daughter, the pedo will hate on anything that's more popular than his retarded church, "Concert halls"? It's not 1912 anymore, we say concert stadiums and stuff like that. If I met Phelps I'd kick his face in. Bieber is a Christian and has Christian views, Fred Phelps is too retarded to see that.

  • Jameson
    Jameson "Reality"

    God doesn't exist anyway, so I don't see the big deal. Why does he have to try to please a bunch of people's imaginary friend? I'm scared and nervous about this big world of ours, and what will happen after I die, but I don't pretend I have an imaginary friend to deal with it.

  • j
    j

    This is why he needs to hire beard now? That he's afraid with Wesboro Church get into his fans minds and afraid his tween fangirls would abandon him the moment they find out about his gayness

  • Jason84
    Jason84

    What is the deal with the media trying to out Justin Bieber? There is a high chance that this kid is gay, it’s almost as if the media is begging for this kid to be gay. Please stop with all the hints about his sexuality. And yes as a gay person it would be good if he was gay as he could be a role model for young gay teens.

  • bmw
    bmw

    They are right to some extent, they may have been pushing it a little to far though. Justin Bieber does send bad messages. All the batisits doing that are probably turning away people by there actions. They sould be making a difference in the world not attacking Justin because he is not going to change for people that can't even harm him. They are just making him more popular in my opinion.

  • Marshall
    Marshall

    this is so stupid..and it doesn't make sense. justin didn't do anything wrong. and saying 'GOD HATES FAGS' is SUPER offensive and wrong. Leave him alone for GOD'S SAKE. he's only doing what he loves. and why does it matter if he's 'not using his talents sufficiently to spread God's will'? maybe he doesn't want to, or maybe that's not what he's TRYING to do. these people that keep targeting justin need to leave him the hell alone and go pick on someone else. yes, he's a christian but i don't think he's here to spread God's will..he's here to make MUSIC and if the Anti-Gay idiots can't see that, then the world's gone mad. You are exactly right Jennifer and make a valid point. I will say that it is partly okay to say being homosexual is not Christian but it is God who has the authority to judge. If you go hold up signs that says God hates fags then you are just as bad as the homosexual. I don't think being Christian includes the right to call 15 year olds they are fags and going to hell. I think a real Christian would do no harm to a child physically or emotionally. The Bible clearly states several times that a Christian should pursue the goal of spreading Gods word and trying to bring people to Christ and telling people that God hates them is not a good way to attract people.

  • ana  clara  souza  silva
    ana clara souza silva

    vc e lindo eu so sua fam justin bieber no meu guarto tem 35 poste seu vc e um massimo eu te amo

  • AEthelflaid
    AEthelflaid

    i'm not really a beiber fan....don't even know y i'm on this site lol...but the fact that WBC or wtvr teh group is is taking there homophobic crap on him is just stupid. i'm sry but i'm a christian and i believe that if u r a christian u wouldn't be judgin ppl by how the look, dress, or act. if they wus really do'in God'es will then they b trying to help not say crap like "God hates fags" i'm sorry ppl but that's mi oppinion

  • delleisha
    delleisha

    i think their wrong. jb is NOT a fag. im a christian and i know a good one when i see one. honestly i kinda think they have a point. i mean, he says hes a christian cut actions speaks louder than words. do u guess thibk he acts like a christian? i mean he should have fun but not like that. he can still sing his songs and all that i just hope he doesnt go too far.

  • Guest
    Guest

    wow ok dey r taking dis thing waaaaayy 2 far. y r dey protesting against him i bet half of dem people in dat church listen's 2 justin bieber and y r dey just protesting against him i mean dey didn't protest against anybody else like trey songz or lil wayne or dj khalid or kanye west. and u guys r making him sound stuck up and stuff. remeber he never wanted dis it just happened That's how rapes happen. they don't want it, it just happened.

  • None of your damn business.
    None of your damn business.

    this is so stupid..and it doesn't make sense. justin didn't do anything wrong. and saying 'GOD HATES FAGS' is SUPER offensive and wrong. Leave him alone for GOD'S SAKE. he's only doing what he loves. and why does it matter if he's 'not using his talents sufficiently to spread God's will'? maybe he doesn't want to, or maybe that's not what he's TRYING to do. these people that keep targeting justin need to leave him the hell alone and go pick on someone else. yes, he's a christian but i don't think he's here to spread God's will..he's here to make MUSIC and if the Anti-Gay idiots can't see that, then the world's gone mad. Oh great, another fan of some canadian fag. I have an idea: 1. Shut the hell up about the stupid queer already. And the anti-gay idiots have a message. It says that god hates gays. Being gay should be a sin because gays don't reproduce, at least they don't with a woman. And I want everybody here to realize that. Do send me an email if you believe that I am right. And for jennifer, nothing is "SUPER offensive." Every fan of this queer thinks that everything is SUPER bad or SUPER cool, well it & he is not. Nor is he nowhere near any part of being detected as 1/3918239489234th of being remotely close to such. If you ever meet him, tell him the following: "Someone commented on celebuzz that god hates you and all gays and that your a bad person and that your gay." And then go cry and cut yourself more.

  • sydney
    sydney

    this is so stupid..and it doesn't make sense. justin didn't do anything wrong. and saying 'GOD HATES FAGS' is SUPER offensive and wrong. Leave him alone for GOD'S SAKE. he's only doing what he loves. and why does it matter if he's 'not using his talents sufficiently to spread God's will'? maybe he doesn't want to, or maybe that's not what he's TRYING to do. these people that keep targeting justin need to leave him the hell alone and go pick on someone else. yes, he's a christian but i don't think he's here to spread God's will..he's here to make MUSIC and if the Anti-Gay idiots can't see that, then the world's gone mad. you are right god made justin different from as and I am the same too

  • Alexandria
    Alexandria

    [quote=Aubrey Warnicke]okay im a christian and it absolutely does NOT sound like he is doing anything sinful. i don't know what is wrong with people if they think that justin bieber is putting a bad message in kids heads. he even said himself that god gave him this gift and he is using it well. i dont know how you think he is using it but its HIS choice on how he usues his fame. i think he is doing a pretty good job, so LAY OFF. I agree!!

  • MrsBieber
    MrsBieber

    They r supposed 2 b a church. Wat did Justin Bieber ever do 2 u guys he's a good kid and a good role model so just leave him alone

  • Bieber Fan 4ever
    Bieber Fan 4ever

    [quote=so sick]ok, I am starting to get so sick of this. I'm a christian, and the Bible teaches you to NOT judge. Justin bieber isnt doing anything wrong, he, unlike some other stars in today's socity, has done nothing wrong. Yes, christians the Bible says we have to fight for what is right, and also use the correct grammor while using it. Do you think people who are unsaved, would WANT to become christians by seeing stuff like this? No!!! You see this is what makes me so mad is that, I know we can do soo much better than this,,and justin bieber is NOT gay, have you seen how many girls hes been talking about, and how many girls hes been dating. Seriously people stop reading tabloids what paparrize says because its not true!! yeesh..we christians should'nt do stuff like this my word. ( P.S> how in the world can a person(s) say they are christians and believe in God use the word *fagot* ? If yoou christians do read the Bible, then you would know that hte bilbe tells us to use kind words, not idiotic, mineblowing words like that. [just saying]) I'm sick of this too! ACTUALLY! i was sick of this whole hate thing from day 1!

  • Bieber Fan 4ever
    Bieber Fan 4ever

    but.. WHY .. justin is gay!!!!!! alright, u know what?! give proof! give us proof that Justin is gay! Give us a picture that tells us 'omg! he's gay!'. But ur not gonna that picture unless its edited! Justin is a Christian and he always will be! i understand that not everyone likes Justin, cause when it comes to fame, it also has haters. Take Lady Gaga for example, i'm not a BIG fan of her, but even the biggest pop stars have haters. But you can't say he's gay or a girl when obviously, he's NOT! That's just totally taking the whole hate thing over board! If you are gonna insult him, say something that's actually makes SENSE! If you're just gonna say he's gay or a girl, you're not insulting him, you're just lying. And aside from gay and a girl, what else do you have to say? there's nothing else! cause all i hear about him from haters are just calling him gay and a girl! And honestly, that's getting really old. And what's the point on telling us that he's gay or a girl? You KNOW we'll never say we hate Justin! So what's the point? Seriously, what IS the point?And maybe, when you're actually listening to what's he's saying in his songs, you'll realize that he's even sweeter when he's singing his songs! His songs relate to what happens in our everyday lives. That's actually what he's trying to do! And it's kinda sad when i'm trying to talk some sense into you, when i'm only 13! I'll love Justin no matter what! cause a Belieber NEVER turns into a Bieber Haters. And that's a promise!

  • why????
    why????

    but.. WHY .. justin is gay!!!!!!

  • simplydiffer
    simplydiffer

    here they go again, making all Christians look like lunatics! Stop it! Westboro Baptist Church, you giving us all a bad image.

  • Sam
    Sam

    WBC picks on any young male with long hair. They've protested outside of many concerts for many artists. They're disgusting and beyond stupid.

  • mrs. justin drew bieber
    mrs. justin drew bieber

    wat the hek iz wrong with these people?????????? there so stupid!! they probably dont even know what good music is!!!!!!

  • j127ine728z1
    j127ine728z1

    wow ok dey r taking dis thing waaaaayy 2 far. y r dey protesting against him i bet half of dem people in dat church listen's 2 justin bieber and y r dey just protesting against him i mean dey didn't protest against anybody else like trey songz or lil wayne or dj khalid or kanye west. and u guys r making him sound stuck up and stuff. remeber he never wanted dis it just happened

  • Carly
    Carly

    what.. thats not true yall hate us because yall can't handle us or the truth we are all not the same... and you better take all that back Maybe people who aren't christians hate christians because they make our lives miserable, did you ever think of that? We don't believe you have the 'truth', that's your opinion and nobody cares if you want to believe that way but you guys ARE all the same and you proved it by your demand that someone take a statement back. With a very or else statement, too! I don't hate christians ((I'm an aethiest)) but in my personal experience they are really spiteful, mean, bigoted and violent towards those who don't agree with their views and once again you just proved that point. Anyway obviously Bieber isn't doing anything wrong, this is just a way for westboro to get some publicity.

  • sasha
    sasha

    justin I love you and would like to meet you live and see a show yours. I'm your number fan 1.my baby

  • Leviticus
    Leviticus

    Phelps is a religious opportunist who is trying to expand his church for monetary gain. Church and corruption has always been used interchangeably. Martin Luther and the Reformation Era , may have brought this to light, but NEVER executed it in their own domains... just in the Catholic Church. Now we have more Christian denominations that are turning their causes into a generous profit! I wonder if Phelps eat shrimp, shelfish, pork, and ancestors owned slaves....also mentioned in Leviticus. Please leave Bieber out of your selfish agenda Phelps!

  • iluvjbiebes!
    iluvjbiebes!

    this is crap he respects god and how does this guy know what god likes and dosnt? he dosnt so he should just back off and leave justin alone and he dosnt know what god gave him and why this guy is nuts he dosnt know what hes talking about. justin respects god and because he dosnt no what hes saying he should keep his mouth shut instead off being rude cause justin does respect god and hes a good person.

  • fake
    fake

    you have got to be kidding me this seems so fake. and if its real wich i doubt it is jb has not done anything to protest god or or whatever this church is talking about

  • Jeniffer
    Jeniffer

    (Brazil!!):) I thought that was absurd! Ridiculous! Justin will see what will lead us to hell, oh my god! This is the height of the ridiculous! The staff is very clueless! JUSTIN! EU TE AMO, TE AMO !!!!!*-*

  • Jeniffer
    Jeniffer

    (Brazil!!):) I thought that was absurd! Ridiculous! Justin will see what will lead us to hell, oh my god! This is the height of the ridiculous! The staff is very clueless! JUSTIN! EU TE AMO, TE AMO !!!!!*-*

  • Roger McClay
    Roger McClay

    And we wonder why there are wars??? Fanatics.....live & let live!!

  • End superstition and hatred
    End superstition and hatred

    Phelps can rant all he wants. He has taught us that sinning is an answer to his madness and hate. We love our gay friends. We party with them, live with them, share our lives with them. Hug them. Have them come home with us, and go with us on spring break etc And at our college, the gays are loved by the chicks, who know the gay kids love them for who they are, not just for sex. And the same goes for us. Dudes - need a date with a chick - go ask the gay kids whose available. Gay friends - were always fixing gay guys and girls up with other gay people. And we''ve got the copyright now to pictures of Phelps and his gang we took when those fools got chased off our school property. They will be printed on toilet paper, and be standard issue for us in the dorms.

  • stan james
    stan james

    Phelps and the westboro baptist church is just an example of rampant mental illness in our society - hatred of minorities in the name of God Hardly any different then the mental illness that gave us 9/11. BTW, those people also hate gay people. But thankfully, the youth of this country by and large understand that gay people and their gay friends are good people. I understand the battle for marriage equality is important. But the real battle, IMHO , is for all gays to come out of the closet of shame and fear - a closet equivalent to hitler's ghettos for the Jews, both designed to prevent people from realizing good people by knowing who they are. Once the 'ghettoization of gay people is broken, marriage equality for gay people will be a slam dunk. And the churches who corrupt God's word to vilify gays, will discover they are in a hell on earth, as a warmup to their ultimate fate.

  • Hitler isn't dead yet
    Hitler isn't dead yet

    The Westboro baptist church............. Phelps old man was an abuser who beat his son with an ax handle. So the son became an abuser, and taught his children to abuse, including abuse of each other. The real abomination is that this monstrosity, who loves a god of hate, and celebrates happily at the funerals of our soldiers lost fighting terrorism, and the funerals of murdered gay children, isn't tossed in a jail for child abuse. Where the other prisoners, most of whom one way or another were abused by their "good christian" families or our society, would give him his due. Though on the other hand, he has built so much support for gay people, while for the so called christians who also try to turn gays into pariahs, he is their God. If there had been hate speech laws, and enforcement in Germany in the 1930s, hitler would have spent his life in prison and 55 million people would not have died. Now Germany and some other countries have these laws. And we need them also - for our talibangelicals, who always need someone to vilify and yes hate, to sell their corrupt brand of love. But on the other hand, so many good christian churches are coming over to Jesus 2nd of only two commandments - love thy neighbor as thyself. And supporting gay peoples rights to be treated as equals in our society. And the ones that don't - who are they..... The inheritors of the southern religious culture which gave us slavery and segregation and the KKK And the right wing extremists who run the catholic church. A man who learned his lessons well, being born in and growing up in Nazi Germany. Whose church has yet, 65 years after the worst episode in humanity - 55 million people murdered, has yet to excommunicate hitler. Born a catholic in very catholic Austria in 1888. Who documents how he learned his hatred of the Jews - Jesus own people, in Mein Kampf. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There is a book in the public domain you can find via googling "adicted to hate". By a son of Phelps who got tired of the abuse, and left the family the day he was 18.

  • Julia Bieber
    Julia Bieber

    i dont understand, my english is too bad. are they saying that justin hates fags and he wants the whole world to think the same? im swedish

  • carlx
    carlx

    omg justin bieber is a gay!

  • Hannah
    Hannah

    God can suck it, but WBC is always doing stupid sh*t like this. This is why two thirds of the world hate Christians. what.. thats not true yall hate us because yall can't handle us or the truth we are all not the same... and you better take all that back

  • Mark Medrano
    Mark Medrano

    I'm not a Bieber fan, but these guys are taking it too far!

  • magicmirror
    magicmirror

    oh my lord. if they weren't off their rocker before. they are now.

  • Ashton and Jordan
    Ashton and Jordan

    Wow. Justin talks about God and how he is a Christian ALL the time...how is he being sinful and not spreading God's will when he talks about him all the time and says is because of him that he is where he is now. And i don't know who the heck they where talking about because Justin is NOT a fag. Think of how that makes him feel? People are outside his concert calling him a fag and it's all over the news. How would you people feel if that was happening to you?! Jusitn has done nothing sinful or wrong and just because he dosen't sing songs about god dosen't mean he dosen't spread God's will. So i think that you people should maybe go get a life that dosen't involve targeting innocent people.

  • Erin
    Erin

    Why are yall saying that that is not true I'm a christian and I'm proud to say it God love's all of us.I love you JB don't listen to them.THEIR CRAZY.

  • Erin
    Erin

    Why are yall saying that that is not true I'm a christian and I'm proud to say it God love's all of us.I love you JB don't listen to them.THEIR CRAZY.

  • Erin
    Erin

    Why are yall saying that that is not true I'm a christian and I'm proud to say it God love's all of us.I love you JB don't listen to them.THEIR CRAZY.

  • Erin
    Erin

    Why are yall saying that that is not true I'm a christian and I'm proud to say it God love's all of us.I love you JB don't listen to them.THEIR CRAZY.

  • so sick
    so sick

    ok, I am starting to get so sick of this. I'm a christian, and the Bible teaches you to NOT judge. Justin bieber isnt doing anything wrong, he, unlike some other stars in today's socity, has done nothing wrong. Yes, christians the Bible says we have to fight for what is right, and also use the correct grammor while using it. Do you think people who are unsaved, would WANT to become christians by seeing stuff like this? No!!! You see this is what makes me so mad is that, I know we can do soo much better than this,,and justin bieber is NOT gay, have you seen how many girls hes been talking about, and how many girls hes been dating. Seriously people stop reading tabloids what paparrize says because its not true!! yeesh..we christians should'nt do stuff like this my word. ( P.S> how in the world can a person(s) say they are christians and believe in God use the word *fagot* ? If yoou christians do read the Bible, then you would know that hte bilbe tells us to use kind words, not idiotic, mineblowing words like that. [just saying])

  • kellyyyy23
    kellyyyy23

    that is absolutely CRAZY! i'm a christian, all the way! & that is just wrong. one: he is NOT gay. two: he has done nothing against God with is music whatsoever. three: JUSTIN IS A CHRISTIAN! why in the world would you think he would do ANYTHING against God. get your facts straight before you do something like this.

  • jblover
    jblover

    WTF!JB IS NOT SINFUL AND GOD HATES FAGS.THATS STUPID.JUSTIN NEVER DID NOTHING WRONG TO THEM.HE IS NOT GAY.HE HAS NOT COMMITTED ANY SINS SO THEY NEED TO GET OVER IT!!!!and those people shouldnt be allowed in chruch.

  • juliza
    juliza

    omg justin bieber iz so hot

  • Iceee
    Iceee

    God can suck it, but WBC is always doing stupid sh*t like this. This is why two thirds of the world hate Christians.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer

    this is so stupid..and it doesn't make sense. justin didn't do anything wrong. and saying 'GOD HATES FAGS' is SUPER offensive and wrong. Leave him alone for GOD'S SAKE. he's only doing what he loves. and why does it matter if he's 'not using his talents sufficiently to spread God's will'? maybe he doesn't want to, or maybe that's not what he's TRYING to do. these people that keep targeting justin need to leave him the hell alone and go pick on someone else. yes, he's a christian but i don't think he's here to spread God's will..he's here to make MUSIC and if the Anti-Gay idiots can't see that, then the world's gone mad.

  • Hannah
    Hannah

    what the heck?!! Justin didn't do anything? why are they lashing out on him.. i'm a Christian and it just saddens me to see people in the Christian community act like this...God doesn't hate any of his creations.. he only hates the sin which is what the devil wants you to believe in.....sin..Poor Justin he doesn't talk about sex drugs or alcohol he is the only wholesome artist in the world that only talks about love like what ray Charles Paul McCartney and other legendary artist talked about.. we should have more Justins... on a funny note why did they make me type ray j to conform my post? lol

  • Holly
    Holly

    Poor Justin, I think that's really mean to pick on him like that! I mean to hold up signs that say "God hates Fags" That is mean and God loves everyone no matter if they are attracted to the same sex or different sex.

  • Breshayla Ross-Jewett
    Breshayla Ross-Jewett

    justin bieber is not gay yall have no proof what soo ever i wont believe it until i see it . okay ??? hes a christian hahaha and he respects god in every way soo yal just hatiing on him because hes a succesful pop star .

  • ludmila`
    ludmila`

    thank you aubrey warnicke! thats right!

  • justinbieberismyman
    justinbieberismyman

    Justin bieber is a christian and he respects GOD ! and he isnt doing anything sinful against GOD!

  • Aubrey Warnicke
    Aubrey Warnicke

    okay im a christian and it absolutely does NOT sound like he is doing anything sinful. i don't know what is wrong with people if they think that justin bieber is putting a bad message in kids heads. he even said himself that god gave him this gift and he is using it well. i dont know how you think he is using it but its HIS choice on how he usues his fame. i think he is doing a pretty good job, so LAY OFF.

  • ludmila
    ludmila

    wow u guys r crazy wrong in ur heads he would never do anything like that!