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Country Singer Vince Gill Confronts the Westboro Baptist Church: VIDEO

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The Westboro Baptist Church came out to picket country singer Vince Gill at a concert in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday, and Gill came out to troll them back. Here's my transcript.

GillWBC member: "Vince Gill, what in the world are you doing out here?"

Gill: "I just came to see what hate looked like. I came out to see what hatred really looked like in the face."

WBC member: "Well, more importantly, what are you doing with another man's wife? Don't you know that divorce plus remarriage equals adultery?"

Gill: "Don't you know that you f**kers are lucky that you don't have a sign that says something about my wife?"

WBC member: "Jesus Christ said that."

Gill: "You know what else he said? He said a lot of stuff about forgiveness, about grace. And you guys don't have any of it. (Looks at another WBC member) I’ve seen you on TV, man. You’re a big dips**t. You know that don't you?”

WBC member: "I don't care what you think?"

Gill: "Are any of you guys Phelpses? Or are you guys like the C team?"

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Vince Gill is married to Amy Grant, the Doris Day of Christian/pop music.
    Nice try on Vince's part, but he shouldn't have bothered - the creatures he confronted are simply looking for attention. They're getting to be SO boring........it's like watching the same episode of The Munsters over and over again.....yawn.....

    Posted by: David From Canada | Sep 10, 2013 8:57:30 PM


  2. @David: The Munsters, even on repeat, are WAY more entertaining!

    Posted by: Scotty | Sep 10, 2013 10:01:40 PM


  3. Good for Gill. These a**hats should be confronted. They're lucky Gill is basically a gentleman. We all know people who lack impulse control and would have gone postal on them.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 10, 2013 10:25:06 PM


  4. Way to go, Vince! Mighty fine attitude for a good ol' boy raised Baptist in Oklahoma! He's a good man.

    Posted by: RussTX | Sep 10, 2013 10:42:08 PM


  5. he wasn't standing up for LGBT citizens, he was standing up for himself and his wife. i really don't believe either of them are very supportive of our community.

    Posted by: pc | Sep 10, 2013 10:46:10 PM


  6. he embarrassed himself honestly

    Posted by: JMC | Sep 10, 2013 10:57:40 PM


  7. Did he really say all that, or is this your dream transcript? (Serious question -- I couldn't tell if you were going for a jokey piece)...

    Posted by: James | Sep 11, 2013 12:04:45 AM


  8. If the transcript can be believed, it's good that at least some of the time they go after Christian hypocrites. Baptists are very good at being very bad Christians.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 11, 2013 12:19:55 AM


  9. The video is posted along with the transcript, and it is accurate though it excludes some irrelevant rambling from the WBC member.

    Posted by: JMC | Sep 11, 2013 12:40:27 AM


  10. I don't know that we can assume Gill & Grant aren't for LBGT people. Sure they're religious, but so is Obama. And we never really believed he wasn't on our side. I applaud Gill for taking the time to call out these buttcracks face to face.

    Posted by: Princely | Sep 11, 2013 1:09:11 AM


  11. He might have been more effective if he wasn't in redneck mode and calling them dipsh**s, f**kers and issuing veiled threats. Even better if he could quote what he believes that Jesus said with more aplomb and less "stuff".

    More power to him, but I think he came across more ignorant than anything.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Sep 11, 2013 1:12:45 AM


  12. Vince Gill has a WIFE?!? What's his name?

    Posted by: FFS | Sep 11, 2013 1:24:39 AM


  13. Ban them from the news! Who the hell cares. Out of sight out of mind
    They won´t go away ever but IGNORE them

    Posted by: L Goethe | Sep 11, 2013 4:33:18 AM


  14. Came looking for clever or insightful reader comments. Left disappointed.

    Posted by: Sam | Sep 11, 2013 9:37:05 AM


  15. Amy Grant unsupportive? Judge for yourself: http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=59691

    So many people so ready to make presumptions here ...

    Posted by: Lance | Sep 11, 2013 11:03:08 AM


  16. Hes not defending us why the hell was this even posted? Neither Vince or Amy has ever been gay friendly Amy always uses scriptures and God even though she claims she LOVES US.

    Posted by: Kenny | Sep 11, 2013 11:29:07 AM


  17. The Westboro trolls are at least standing on firmer grounder in condemning divorce and remarriage than they are in condemning gay people. Jesus really is quoted as saying that about divorce in the Bible. Now whether he ACTUALLY said it, and what it means in the context of the time it was written - that's a much bigger question and way beyond the mental powers of the Westboro clan to fathom.

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Sep 11, 2013 12:51:54 PM


  18. Best way to handle this group of nuts is to ignore them. Once the old man dies they will fall apart.

    Posted by: Stephen | Sep 11, 2013 2:40:19 PM


  19. pc: Amy Grant is and ever was very pro gay rights.

    Posted by: jjose712 | Sep 11, 2013 3:13:43 PM


  20. Dang, Kenny. Relax. Do you have any proof of their underground homophobia?

    Posted by: Sam | Sep 11, 2013 3:51:50 PM


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