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Vince Gill confronts religious zealots outside gig

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Sep 10, 2013 | 1:54pm EDT

Country music star Vince Gill confronted members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church who were protesting outside his show in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday (08Sep13), after they quizzed him about his marriage to Amy Grant. One of the religious activists captured footage of the singer/songwriter walking among the church members on their camera phone and asked Gill, "What in the world are you doing out here?" The quick-thinking star fired back, "I came out to see what hate looks like." The protester then asked, "What are you doing with another man's wife? Don't you know that divorce plus remarriage equals adultery?" - referring to the fact Grant and Gill were both married before they became man and wife. The I Still Believe In You singer stopped and checked out the placards the activists were carrying and said, "You f**kers are lucky that you don't have a sign that says something about my wife..." And when he was asked for his opinion on what Jesus Christ says about adultery, the singer shot back, "He said a lot of stuff about forgiveness and grace; you guys don't have any of that." He then approached one man carrying a clutch of religious-themed billboards and said, "You're a big dips**t, you know that don't you?'" The footage of the angry encounter has since been posted on YouTube.com. WBC activists are often seen protesting and preaching the word of the Bible outside gigs and movie events, and they have also picketed outside military funerals and memorials for gays and lesbians.

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