I usually don’t pay too much attention to the antics of the Westboro Baptist Church, preferring to focus on the greater threat of equally hateful but slightly more effective bigots like the Family Research Council, American Family Association and Liberty Counsel, but once in a while the Westboro folks are involved in a confrontation that’s just so wonderful that it must be shared. They were protesting Vince Gill’s concert (because of course they were), and Vince decided to go outside before the show to see what it was all about:
The confrontation was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube (by a user who claims to beagainst the WBC) and begins with a protestor asking, “Vince Gill, what in the world are you doing out here?” Gill answers simply: “I just came to see what hate looked like.”
When asked by the woman “What are you doing with another man’s wife? Don’t you know that divorce plus remarriage equals adultery?” America’s newest hero fires back: “Don’t you know you f*ckers are lucky that you don’t have a sign that says something about my wife?”
Gill also lets the protestors know they’re lacking in grace and, then turning toward another protestor, says, while laughing: “I’ve seen you on TV, man. You’re a big dipsh*t.”
The glorious video ends with Gill asking, “Are any of you guys Phelpses? Or are you guys like the C-team?”
I haven’t checked out Vince Gill’s catalogue in more than a perfunctory way, but I might check him out now.
Enjoy! Language may be NSFW, depending on your workplace:
Gawker points out that the next concert Westboro is scheduled to protest is Mumford & Sons on September 20, because again, of course they are.