A group of metalheads playing kazoos drowned out the hate-spreading 'Westboro Baptist Church' cult at the Virginia state capitol. I am proud of my home town.
Photos and article by Ned Oliver at the Virginia Mercury:
The Kansas-based hate group said it came to Virginia in part to demonstrate against Del. Danica Roem, D-Manassas, who is the state's first and only openly transgender lawmaker.
Roem also happens to be a metal singer, which prompted Richmond-based singer Randy Blythe, who fronts the well-known band Lamb of God and considers Roem a friend, to organize what he called a "counter-party."
He called on his fans to dress in the most absurd costumes they could muster and promised to hand out free kazoos, which were in abundance.
"These people are coming out and speaking a bunch of ignorance about my friend," Blythe said. "I don't like that. So we came out and just drowned them out. That's the easiest way. There's no point in engaging these people."
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— The Virginia Mercury (@MercuryVirginia) March 11, 2019