Vince Gill didn’t mince words at his concert Sunday evening at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO. The country singer was targeted by the fringe church for being divorced and remarried.
Westboro is famous for picketing funerals of soldiers. They are an unaffiliated Baptist church. The church is widely described as a hate group. The church is headed by Fred Phelps and is largely made up of us family members.
According to USA Today, Gill split with Sweethearts of the Rodeo singer Janis Oliver in 1998 and he has been married to singer songwriter Amy Grant for the last 13 years. A video of Vince confronting the hater shows Gill approaching the picketers. A woman asks, "Vince Gill, what in the world are you doing out here?" His answer: "I just came to see what hate looked like."
At the end of the video Gill asks the picketers, "Are any of you guys Phelpses? Or are you guys like the C team?” Gill is referring to the founder Fred Phelps, and the fact that most of the church members consist of Phelp’s family.