Vince Gill is one of the most recognizable voices in country music – and that voice was raised a bit when he got in a heated debate with protesters from Westboro Baptist Church before one of his concerts.
The church, which is known for protesting against homosexuals and at military funerals, was protesting Gill because he divorced and remarried, which the church sees as adultery.
Gill told the protesters he wanted to see what hate looked like, and the argument continued from there.
One protester responded, “Well more importantly what are you doing with another man’s wife?”
“I came out to see what hatred really looks like,” Gill said in return.
“Don’t you know that divorce plus remarriage equals adultery?” the protester asked.
Gill then said, “Don’t you know that you (expletive) are lucky that you don’t have a sign about my wife…”
Gill’s spokesperson says he doesn’t plan to comment on the encounter.
Editor’s note: The unedited video below contains graphic language.