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Country singer Vince Gill slams Westboro Baptist protesters

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


Katie McDonough
September 11, 2013 4:03PM (UTC)

Because they will picket almost anything, members of the Westboro Baptist Church came out this weekend to protest country singer Vince Gill at a concert in Kansas City, Mo.

After learning of their presence, Gill came out to confront them. And call them "big dipshits."

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An excerpt of their exchange (which is actually quite amazing):

WBC 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 divorced in 1998, and married his second wife, singer Amy Grant, in 2000.]

Gill: "Don't you know that you fuckers 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. I’ve seen you on TV, man. You’re a big dipshit. You know that don't you?”

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

Watch the whole thing here:

h/t Towleroad


Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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