Devin Dawson isn’t letting the haters get him down after the Westboro Baptist Church decided to take a swing at him and Brett Eldredge for their scheduled performances at Yallapalooza. The hate group, which classifies themselves as a “church,” decided to protest the upcoming sets with a series of tweets, followed by a press release, to which the “Asking for a Friend” singer calmly responded.
“All fornication is filthy! A lesson the #Nashville country music industry desperately must learn,” the group posted. “WBC will preach Christ at #Yallapalooza2018 … and insist @bretteldredge & @zdevin cease from teaching this sin.”
In a later press release, the group wrote, “Both these gents have never been married and both claim to be hopeless romantic ergo they are just fine with fornication,” adding for them to “Put that away guys, and teach your audience to do the same.”
Dawson responded to the messages, also on Twitter, with a bit of sarcastic wit, writing “Come fornicate with @bretteldredge & me at #Yallapalooza2018. @WBCSaysRepent will be there too!!!”
The Westboro Baptist Church has taken aim at the country music industry time and time again. Previously they blamed Carrie Underwood for the Sandy Hook shooting, claiming her support of same-sex marriage brought on God’s wrath. They’ve also picketed the concerts of Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley, with both mocking the group online. “I see y’all are back at it!! Did y’all ever expand your gene pool or are you still nailing your immediate family members?” asked Shelton with Paisley posting a selfie with the group. Vince Gill and Amy Grant have also been targets of the group, shaming them as adulterous.
Dawson, unswayed by the bigoted opinions of the group, will perform at Yallapalooza on September 15. Tickets for the show are currently available on Ticketmaster.