Fans have a new reason to love Lady Gaga now that the notorious Westboro Baptist Church officially hates the singer.
The Kansas-based congregation, helmed by Rev. Fred Phelps and consisting largely of his offspring, announced plans Wednesday to picket Gaga's Jan. 7 show in St. Louis, calling the 'Bad Romance' star a "hussy" and a heathen for "seducing a generation."
A press release for the 'God Hates Lady Gaga' protest contains no mention of the church's signature issue, hatin' gays and such, but one can assume they don't approve of Gaga's bisexual leanings and tolerance of homosexuality.
Instead, the folks who shamefully protest funerals of fallen servicemen focus on Gaga's artistic merit. "There's nothing new or different about this particular hussy's pretentious prancing," the statement reads.
Further, Westboro implores Gaga's fans not to be seduced by her charms.
"Even as she gives lip service to 'liberating' her young fans, Lady Gaga brings them into slavery to their own corruption, teaching them to glory in their shame. She hates you!"
Reached for comment, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay tells PopEater that while he respects Westboro's right to protest Gaga, "this instance seems more like pop music criticism than political protest."
Ultimately Slay, who peppers his Twitter updates with pop culture references, says he isn't worried about any possible impact the protest will have on the occasion. "I hope her fans have fun and spend lots of money here. Other than that, there's 'Nothing Else I Can Say (eh eh).'" -- a nod to Gaga's track 'Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)'
In case you're itching to join the protest or any counter-protests, here's the info: Thursday, Jan. 7 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm outside the (fabulous!) Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis MO.