The Westboro Baptist Church Thought Elijah Daniel Was Homophobic And Promoted His Album
6 August 2018, 10:52 | Updated: 6 August 2018, 18:46
The anti-gay church praised Elijah in a tweet publicising his album, "God Hates Lil' Phag"
The Westboro Baptist Church, an American hate-group that preaches homophobic bigotry under the guise of Christianity, promoted Elijah Daniel's new album, "God Hates Lil' Phag," after mistakenly believing it to be in line with their hate-filled values.
On August 4th, the church - which is infamous for picketing funerals with signs reading "God Hates Fags" - shared a link to Elijah's debut album. Praising Elijah, they wrote, "Nearly daily the hart of some clever soul around the world is moved by the Creator of All Things to spread the Bible picket signs by some creative means." The twitter account in question can be found on the Westboro Baptist Church's website, godhatesfags.com.
To market, to market, to write a new jig.— Westboro Baptist Church (@WBCSaysRepent) August 4, 2018
Spreading Christ’s gospel, jiggety, jig.
Nearly daily the heart of some clever soul around the world is moved by the Creator of All Things to spread these Bible picket signs by some creative means.#GodHatesPhags#NowThatWillSing https://t.co/RCKqgNDMSF
The statement prompted an internet-wide dragging of the hate-preaching church, with fans of Elijah rushing to inform them that they had just inadvertently promoted an extremely gay album by an extremely gay artist.
"You do realise he's gay, right?" one fan tweeted at the extremist group. "This is the best day in a long time," another wrote.
You do realise he's gay, right?— Gabby 🌺 (@ItsYaGurlGabby) August 4, 2018
This is the best day in a long time lmfao— Ross Gottlieb (@hebrewham89) August 4, 2018
you have just promoted the music of one of the gayest men i’ve ever encountered i love this simulation— rip kaylor that shit hurted (@wroteuasong) August 4, 2018
thank you for promoting GOD HATES LIL PHAG 💞 go stream it on Spotify and buy it on itunes 💖— maggie 🦋 (@camilasryland) August 4, 2018
"I'm not helping your message I'm fully making fun of you," Elijah tweeted in response to their promotion.
no sweetie im not helping ur message I’m fully making fun of you https://t.co/xhCvSzIzHB— lil phag (@elijahdaniel) August 4, 2018
Several hours after the inadvertent promotion, the Church released a cryptic statement, seeminly acknowledging that they had been duped. "There've been some seemingly random references to [the Westboro Baptist Church] in various media modes, recently," they tweeted.
"Make no mistake," they continued. "That is because God is Our God,"
There've been some seemingly random references to @WBCSaysRepent in various media modes, recently.— Westboro Baptist Church (@WBCSaysRepent) August 4, 2018
Make no mistake: that is because God is Our God...https://t.co/3Egy7mnodJ#hymn Glorious Things Of Thee are Spoken Zion city of Our God.#SaturdayMotivation
Unfortunately for them, #WestboroLovesPhags had already begun to trend in America by this point.
Encouraging his fans to keep the hashtag trending, Elijah tweeted, "we always focus on the negative let's focus on the positive for once!. Westboro Baptist Church just publicly endorsed and thinks god loves an album with lyrics like "yo dad sucked my dick, nut on his lip like chapstick."
#WestboroLovesPhags Keep trending it guys we always focus on the negative let’s focus on the positive for once!! Westboro Baptist Church just publicly endorsed and thinks god loves an album with lyrics like “yo dad sucked my dick, nut on his lip like chapstick”— lil phag (@elijahdaniel) August 4, 2018
Can I get an amen to that?
While Elijah's new album might not be the new anti-gay gospel, outside of music, the YouTuber has truly been doing the Lord's work.
In May, he began using his influence to advocate for Little Miss Flint, a young activist working to give the people of Flint, Michigan access to clean water after the supply was contaminated with lead in 2014.