NASCAR and MotorSports – From a Queer Perspective

Tweet Delivers Message from Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski – along with the rest of America is not a fan of the Westboro Baptist Church.

The Kansas based church is famous for their “God Hates Fags” campaign and announced earlier this week it will protest at the funeral for Lance Corporal Joshua Witsman who was serving his 2nd tour in Afghanistan when he was killed.

The “church” protests funerals and other events nationwide, often carrying incendiary signs, inflaming people at the funerals. “These soldiers are dying for the homosexual and other sins of America,” the church said in a news release proclaiming its plan to protest at Witsman’s funeral. “Thank God for IEDs. We’ll be there to warn this nation: Your soldiers aren’t dying for freedom, they are dying for fag marriage”

NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski tweeted (to his 266,822 followers) about the planned protest at the soldier’s funeral.  While he understands their right to protest – he wishes there was also the right for them to be “punched in the face.”

It is also worth noting how the fans have responded: take a moment to seach @Keselowski on twitter to see what fans have been saying about his tweet – I literally could not find one tweet that supported the “church” – all of the tweets were in support of Brad.

I have never met a credible Christian who isn’t repulsed by the work of the Westboro Baptist Church – but it is fantastic that a NASCAR driver with the visibility of Keselowski used his Twitter feed to call out the haters.

UPDATE: I have reached out to the “church” and Brad’s people for further comment. The “church” has not replied, and Brad’s PR rep did write back saying Keselowski was not available for a phone interview and “I know that Westboro is a hot topic right now, but Brad won’t have any further comment on it.”

Category: NASCAR
  • RVnGrammy says:

    Good for Brad! Those people at Westboro are the bottom of the barrel and it would feel so good to punch them in the noses…each one of their ugly noses, one at a time. But, the Constitution only protects their words, not our desire for violence. The best way I’ve seen to counteract their actions is the Vets Motorcycle group who surround them and keep them away from the families.

    Here are 30 Counter-Westboro signs….great way to fight back.


    June 7, 2012 at 10:39 am
  • lkoch13 says:

    I just thanked Brad. I get more and more impressed with this young man ever since he broke his ankle and rallied to get into the Chase last year. Then to Tweet from Daytona? I expected that from Jimmie Johnson, not Brad…Only because Jimmie seems so built for media.

    Brad is standing up for us. He earned a fan for life with that tweet.

    June 7, 2012 at 9:47 pm
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