Vince Gill to WBC: "I want to see what hate looks like"

Vince Gill to Westboro Baptist: I want to see what hate looks like

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Before Vince Gill took the stage in Kansas City, Mo. on Sunday, he took a minute to confront protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church.

The Topeka-based church, known for it's polarizing anti-gay views and protests of soldiers' funerals, targeted the country star because he had a divorce and remarried. WBC says that's adultery.

In 1998, he split with Janis Oliver and married singer/songwriter Amy Grant in 2000, according to CMT.

Gill played at the Kauffman Center for the Performing arts Sunday but talked to the protesters outside the center first, and it was all capture on video and posted to YouTube.

Watch the confrontation above, mobile users click here.

At the beginning of the video, you can see Gill approach the picketers as a woman asks "Vince Gill, what in the world are you doing out here?" His answer: "I just came to see what hate looked like."

At the end of the video, Gill asks: "Are any of you guys Phelpses? Or are you guys like the C team?" That's in reference to Westboro Baptist founder Fred Phelps, whose family makes up most of the small congregation of the church.

The church is not affiliated with any major Baptist denomination. The two largest Baptist denominations, the Southern Baptist Convention and the Baptist World Alliance, have denounced Westboro's protests through the years.

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