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Vince Gill targeted by controversial KS church

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A controversial Kansas church held a protest outside a Vince Gill concert Sunday night in Kansas City, MO. A controversial Kansas church held a protest outside a Vince Gill concert Sunday night in Kansas City, MO.
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Vince Gill found himself targeted by a church known for its controversial protests prior to a concert in Kansas City, MO.

Members of Westboro Baptist Church from Wichita, KS, tried to make a point at Gill's concert on Sunday, and he confronted them.

"Vince Gill, what are you doing out here?" asked one of the church members.

"I came to see what hate looks like," said Gill.

Gill was preparing to play a show at the Kaufmann Center of the Performing Arts when Westboro protestors showed up outside.

Things got heated, but Gill never raised his voice, even when the talked turned to his marriage.

"Don't you know that divorce plus re-marriage equals adultery?" asked one of the church members.

"Don't you know that you (expletive) are lucky that you don't have a sign that says something about my wife," retorted Gill.

"Jesus Christ said that," said the protestors.

"Did he? You know what else he said? He said a lot of stuff about forgiveness, about grace. You guys don't have any of it," said Gill.

Gill is married to singer-songwriter Amy Grant. Both were married previously.

The protestors didn't have any effect on Sunday's show.

Westboro Baptist Church is known for protests against gays, Jewish institutions and other groups, often targeting military funerals.

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