Thom Yorke, Radiohead

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Everything it seems was not in its right place on this night.

Radiohead rolled into Kansas City, Mo., in the middle of their highly touted tour in support of last year's album The King of Limbs to find themselves the object of a hate-filled protest from the God-fearing, antigay, funeral-picketing folks of the Westboro Baptist Church.

Guess this isn't what Thom Yorke and company were thinking of exactly when they wrote "Reckoner."

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Luckily, Radiohead had a sense of humor about the commotion outside the Sprint Center, where the fundamentalist group took to holding up ugly signs sporting homophobic slurs and slogans like "God Is Your Enemy" and "You're Going to Hell."

"Highlight of the tour so far... Being picketed by westboro baptist church this evening.. Hoorah!" tweeted Nigel Godrich, Radiohead's longtime producer, who's often regarded as the unofficial sixth member of the band.

As for the reason the group decided to target Radiohead, the Rev. Fred Phelps and family—who are better known for protesting the funerals of America's fallen soldiers than rock concerts—inexplicably compared the quintet to a "moth that quietly eats the fabric of your national garment."

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"Freak monkey's [sic] with mediocre tunes keeps you busy and focused by lightness. It changes nothing, God is undoing and digging up and throwing down this nation," read a statement on Westboro's website.

The show went off without a hitch and Radiohead made no mention of the protest. Their trek continues tonight with a sold-out performance in Broomfield, Colo.

Adam Carolla and Lady Antebellum, meanwhile, watch out. According to the church's website, you're next.

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