Jenny Ling of Stuff.co.nz reports: A crusade is looming as church groups prepare to take on heavy metal heavyweights poised to play in Wellington [New Zealand] over Easter.
Wellington pentecostal church Lifepoint says the lineup of bands — including former bat-biter OZZY OSBOURNE and KISS — are "not appropriate" and will have "negative influences" on the city during the two-day Rock2Wgtn festival on March 22 and 23.
They plan to lobby other church groups and will look at taking their concerns to Wellington City Council.
"It's not appropriate from our angle of things," said pastor Karen Crawshaw.
"I don't think we can force our views on others but at the same time we think it's a very negative influence on our city.
"It'll put a damper on the things the church traditionally focuses on at the Easter season."
The condemnation follows confirmation that another hellish rock act, Finnish heavy metal band LORDI, has been booked to appear at the Wellington event.
The band, whose five members dress in elaborate costumes as monsters and demons, won the Eurovision song contest last year.
Read more at Stuff.co.nz.
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