HateGroup Westboro Baptist Church(WBC) is notorious for causing disruption at concerts but this is the first time ever that a singer directly confronted its protesters. Country singer Vince Gill decided to meet the troublemakers face-to-face when the WBC protesters organized a picket outside his Missouri concert over the weekend.
The Kansas-based church is known for picketing funerals of soldiers and hate crime victims and extreme anti-gay views. Last year in December, more than 457,000 people signed on a petition calling on the government of the United States to officially recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.
According to Country Music Television, WBC decided to protests against Gill’s concert because after his divorce he remarried with Christian singer Amy Grant who expressed gratitude for her gay fanbase in an interview in April.
In a YouTube video, the singer can be seen talking to a couple of WBC activists who accuse him of ‘adultery.’
"Don't you know that divorce plus remarriage equals adultery?" a protestor asked Gill.
“Don't you know that you f**kers are lucky that you don't have a sign that says something about my wife? You know what else [Jesus Christ] said? He said a lot of stuff about forgiveness, about grace. You guys don't have any of that,” gill shot back at the WBC members.
The video went viral within a few hours and people are praising Vince Gill for confronting the protestors on his own.
The WBC, of course, is not happy with the publicity. This is what they tweeted as a response: