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Ozzy Osbourne to Hateful Church: Stop Singing My Song

Ghoulish church steals "Crazy train" for crazy message



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    Even Ozzy Osbourne thinks the Kansas church that protests against gays at the funerals of fallen soldiers are a bunch of ghouls.

    The original goth rocker wants Westboro Baptist Church, which is arguing its free speech case before the U.S. Supreme Court, to stop using his music to accompany its twisted message.

    "I am sickened and disgusted by the use of 'Crazy Train' to promote messages of hate and evil by a 'church,'" said Osbourne, referring to the church's use of his hit "Crazy Train" in a performance on the steps outside the court Wednesday.

    But where Osbourne sang, "I'm going off the rails on a crazy train," the loathsome loonies sing, "You're going straight to hell on your crazy train."

    The small congregation is known for tormenting the loved ones of fallen soldiers with chants like "You're Going to Hell." Members believe that soldiers  die as part of God's punishment for America's permissive attitude toward homosexuality. Or something.

    The father of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, whose funeral attracted Westboro protesters, was awarded $5 million after suing the group and its founder Fred Phelps for emotional distress. The church's appeal is now before the Supreme Court.

    Selected Reading: E! Online, Popeater, Ozzy.com.