The Westboro Baptist Church, infamous for their anti-gay protesting at the funerals of U.S. soldiers, zeroed in on a new target on Sunday (Sept. 8). Vince Gill, however, didn’t let the demonstration happen without comment.
As Westboro protesters gathered outside the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo. to picket Gill’s concert, objecting to the singer because he divorced his wife in 1998 and married Amy Grant two years later, something the group considers adultery, Gill stood up for himself.
A video of the incident, which appeared online Tuesday, shows Gill approach the protesters, with one asking, “Vince Gill, what in the world are you doing out here?”
“I just came to see what hate looked like,” Gill replies.
“Well, more importantly, what are you doing with another man’s wife?” the protester lobs back. ‘Don’t you know that divorce plus remarriage equals adultery?”
Gill strikes back with a question of his own: “Don’t you know that you f***ers are lucky that you don’t have a sign that says something about my wife?”
He points to another protester and says, “I’ve seen you on TV, man. You’re a big dip-s***,” before asking, “Are any of you guys Phelpses? Or are you guys, like, the C-Team?” Gill is, of course, referring to Westboro founder Fred Phelps and his family.
Check out the video above, but beware Gill’s NSFW language.