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Juilliard School students staged a concert to drone out Westboro Baptist Church picketers
Students of New York’s Juilliard School have put their own classical spin on trolling the Westboro Baptist Church.
The anti-gay, anti-everything-else-that’s-fun hate group picketed one of the world’s most prestigious performing arts school on Thursday.
But students of the school, as well as nearby La Guardia High School for Performing Arts, were on hand bright and early to give them a special welcome.
With their instruments at the ready, they group of performers played a number of songs, including The Star Spangled Banner and Amazing Grace.
But the highlight was a new arrangement of a very familiar pop tune: Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up.
As the sheet music reveals, it was appropriately titled Rick Rolling the Westboro Baptist Church.
Some students also carried signs declaring their support for their fellow musicians.
According to Howard Sherman, director of the Arts Integrity Initiative and US columnist for British performing arts newspaper The Stage, there were only three church members at the protest.
Describing them as ‘a trio of outlandish performance artists’, he said the protestors brandished multiple placards each.
And although the picket was supposedly to protest ‘the vanity of the arts’, of course they couldn’t do without claiming God opposes LGBTIs and Jewish people, according to Sherman.
Playbill also reports, while it was declared to be a protest against the arts, there were no signs protesting them or Juilliard directly – instead, they all attacked homosexuality, Jews, and the media.
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Source: Gay Star News