Westboro Baptist protesters were confronted by Vince Gill. The country music singer, 56, took a stand at his concert in Kansas City, Mo. on Sunday. According to Los Angeles Times on Sept. 11, 2013, the Westboro Baptist Church was rallying against him because of his divorce and marriage to Amy Grant.
At the Kansas City protest, he also asked whether any of those on hand were members of the family of Westboro Baptist Church pastor Fred Phelps, who has led his followers in controversial protests at military funerals, gay weddings and other events.
Westboro Baptist protesters believe that Gill's remarriage makes him an adulterer. If that's true, then they will have a never ending supply of good people to antagonize in the United States. The singer stood his ground and the whole exchange was captured on video.
Gill divorced his wife, Janis Oliver in 1998. He married Amy Grant, a Christian pop singer, in 2000, who had been recently divorced herself. They have a daughter and have been happily married for 13 years and counting. One of the protesters shouted that divorce and remarriage are adulterous according to Jesus.
Gill responded, 'He also said a lot of stuff about forgiveness, about grace. You guys don’t have any of that.'
Westboro Baptist Church is an unaffiliated Baptist church located in Topeka, Ks. They are widely known as a hate group and led by Fred Phelps. They are known for their ant-gay and funeral picketing.
Next up for the Westboro Baptist protesters? A Mumford and Sons concert on Sept. 20 in Bonner Springs, Ks. At least they have good taste in music.
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