Vince Gill Confronts Westboro Baptist Church Protesters Outside Concert

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Country singer Vince Gill confronted the Westboro Baptist Church head-on as the group decided to protest his Missouri concert over the weekend.

The controversial church apparently decided to protest Gill's concert because he's a divorced man who remarried, according to media reports.

So on Sunday, Gill stepped out of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., to face down some WBC members on the sidewalk.

The 56-year-old was once married to Sweethearts of the Rodeo singer Janis Oliver. After his 1998 divorce, he married Christian singer Amy Grant in 2000.

Grant, who has offered support to her gay fan base, was also married before. Amy, 52, divorced Christian musician Gary Chapman in 1999.

Apparently, their union doesn't sit well with the WBC, best known for its anti-gay rhetoric, views on marriage and unwanted appearances ... everywhere.

"Vince Gill, what in the world are you doing out here?" a female WBC member can be heard asking, in a video of the confrontation uploaded to YouTube.

"But, more importantly, what are you doing with another man's wife?"

"I came out to see what hatred really looked like in the face," he said.

"Don't you know that divorce plus remarriage is adultery?" she asked.

"Don't you know that you f--kers are lucky that you don't have a sign that says something about my wife?" Vince Gill responded, adding:

"You know what else [Jesus Christ] said? He said a lot of stuff about forgiveness, about grace. You guys don't seem to have any of that."

Gill then called another picketer a "big dips--t" and later asked if they are the Phelpses (the Phelps family leads the church) or just "the C Team."

Vince isn't the only one to turn the tables on Westboro.

Nonprofit group Planting Peace announced that in October it will be staging a drag show at the Equality House in Topeka, Kan., across the street.

The Westboro Baptist Church compound is set to be in the center of the parade to raise money for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality.

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ignoring them isnt an option. they still stay around like genital warts or cancer. what happened is thst all of their inbred retarded mothers couldnt tell the difference between a baby and a placenta. these are just a bunch of retarded placentas walking around witn signs. I hope all of their children are so retarded...which is likely...that they just blow spit bubbles and swat at imaginary flies. they wont be able to carry on this nonsense because their brains are probably like a pulverized squirrel brains. they will inbreed more and the final result will just be birthing balls of hair.

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@ duh

Well.. As long as you are happy/ that's what matters most. if you could put this much effort into the HUGE injustices of the world like an Adminstration that has sold out (pandering) to every organization out there just to obtain there vote or take a stance with passion just like you are showing here against music that soley supports and encourages degrading women or promotes violence then maybe your words would have some value instead of just showing your (dog in the fight) with your gay support. Maybe?

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You know something...I just gained a whole new respect for Vince Gill. Right on, Vince!!!!!

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WOW! I am soo glad that I love & worship a different GOD then WBC. My loving father is about Love, forgiveness & peace. I guess we know where you guys will spend eternity? SAD

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AARRRRR ... VINNY CAN'T TAKE THE HEAT !!!! HIS LITTLE PUDGY SELF - LIKE SO MANY COUNTERFEIT CHRISTIANS - DON'T LIKE BEING CALLED TO ACCOUNT !!! ARRRRR .... DON'T RUN AROUND LYING ABOUT BEING A MEMEBER OF A HIGH AND MIGHT RELIGIOSO CULT AND NOT BE PRACTICIN WHAT YOU PREACH , MOTHERFUCKER !!!!

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@ JOY

May God bless your heart. I will be praying for you.

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I'm tired of hearing about this damn church. It's people like them that made me lose my faith in God. Getting a divorce and then remarrying is adultery is the stupidest thing I ever heard.

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@ Krista

Don't lose your faith in God over a group of false profits. It is people like this that give Christians and God a bad name. God is not about hatred. He loves all his children and all of us have been commanded to love our neighbor as ourself. I guess the WBC just really hate themselves.

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@ Shanelle

Jacob have I loved Esau have I hated

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