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Ozzy Osbourne furious with Westboro Baptist Church song swipe

Ozzie's angry over use of his song
Ozzie's angry over use of his song
(Album Cover 'Under Cover' - Sony Records)

Ozzy Osbourne is crazy mad at the notorious Westboro Baptist Church.

The Kansas-based church group has been using the rocker-reality star’s tune at its protests.

In a recent chant, protestors bellowed, “You're going straight to hell on your crazy train,” a reference to Osbourne’s song.

Known for its offensive signs and egregious choice of venues, Westboro Baptist Church recently used Osbourne’s 1980 “Crazy Train” song at a U.S. Supreme Court demonstration.

“I'm sickened and disgusted by the use of ‘Crazy Train’ to promote messages of hate and evil by a ‘church,’” Osbourne said in a released statement.

Church protesters gathered in D.C. at a time when the Supreme Court was set to take up the difficult appeal of a $5 million award, which was given to the family of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder. Some Westboro Baptist Church members had gone through their repugnant protest routine at Snyder’s funeral.

Ironically, Ozzie’s tune has lyrics that urge listeners not to hate but to love instead.

“Crazy, but that's how it goes

Millions of people living as foes

Maybe it's not too late

To learn how to love

And forget how to hate.”

The Westboro Baptist Church folks have apparently never paid much attention to the words of their pilfered song.


  • xexon 4 years ago

    I'll buy a bus ticket for Ozzy if he'll go down there and bite the head off the preacher.


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