NASCAR is one of the most widely televised sport and the Westboro Baptist Church is most widely known for their anti gay hate speech, so what do these two things have in common? Westboro is planning on picketing a NASCAR event after driver and team owner Brad Keselowski made a pro gay comment reports Pink News on March 11.
After last week's NASCAR race, Keselowski was interviewed by Queers4Gears about whether he would welcome a gay person to his team. Keselowski's response was that as long as they could win and bring quality work to the table, he didn't care what a person's sexual orientation was.
Obviously, Westboro Baptist caught wind of the pro gay comment and took offense. Margie Phelps, one of the picket leaders, tweeted to her brother and a life long Westboro member, Freddie Phelps Jr., “Whew @Noble_Jim @dustinlong -looks like we scheduled@NASCAR @keselowski picket just in time! New sign: NASCAR (heart) FAGS. Catchy,no? #staytuned.”
An official for the NASCAR brand says that this kind of open gay bashing will not be welcomed at one of his races and Westboro will be turned away from any event.