Vince Gill confronts Westboro Baptist Church protesters
Country music singer Vince Gill confronted members of the Westboro Baptist Church who showed up to protest outside of his Kansas City, Missouri, concert on Sunday, Sept. 8.
The 56-year-old singer was caught on video confronting the group by one of its protesters. The members of the church tweeted before the protest, "WBC picketing @VGcom-Kauffman Center KCMO. Vince Gill broke marriage covenant & took another man's wife."
Gill and his first wife, singer Janis Oliver, divorced in 1998. He later went on to marry singer Amy Grant in 2000. Grant divorced her first husband, musician Gary Chapman, in 1999.
The video can be seen here (Warning: NSFW - contains explicit language). It starts with a protester asking Gill what he is doing at the picket line, to which he replies, "I just came to see what hatred really looked like."
"More importantly, what are you doing with another man's wife," the protestor responds. The person later adds, "Don't you know that divorce plus remarriage equals adultery? Jesus Christ said that."
"You know what else he said? He said a lot of stuff, about forgiveness, about grace -- you guys don't have any of that," Gill later said to the protester.
The Westboro Baptist Church members are known for their controversial protests and pickets at the funerals of US soldiers. The church is led by Fred Phelps and is also known for their anti-LGBT stance.
Toward the end of the video Gill asks the protesters, "Are any of you guys Phelpses? Or are you guys like the C team?"