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VENI! VIDI! VINCE war on hate fueled church that labeled him an adulterer and missus AMY GRANT “whorish”!
COUNTRY superstar Vince Gill has vowed to wage all-out war against the hate-spewing Westboro Baptist Church after its members picketed one of his concerts – and appeared to refer to his beloved wife Amy Grant as “whorish!” The fanatical Kansas-based church has captured national attention by organizing anti-gay protests at military funerals and stomping on the American flag – but the wackos met their match when they picked on Gill!
On Sept. 8, sources say the 56-year-old singer stormed out of the Kauffman Center in Kansas City, Mo., shortly before a concert and confronted Westboro members.
“I just came to see what hate looked like,” growled Gill before launching into an expletive-laced tirade, according to an eyewitness.
Before picketing Gill’s concert, the Westboro church posted on Twitter: “Hey, Vince Gill, God hates adultery and violence to (the) marriage covenant.”
The extremist group, consisting mainly of the Rev. Fred Phelps and about 40 family members, also had the gall to apparently refer to Christian pop superstar Amy as “whorish.”
Vince and 52-year-old Amy became friends in 1993 and found solace with each other as their marriages began crumbling.
The “When I Call Your Name” singer split from his wife Janis in 1998 after 18 years of marriage, and Amy filed for divorce from her husband Gary Chapman a year later.
They didn’t tie the knot until nine months after Amy’s divorce was finalized, and Vince has been steadfast in denying rumors they had an affair before their marriages ended. But that didn’t stop one Westboro nutcase from telling him: “Don’t you know that divorce plus remarriage equals adultery? Jesus Christ said that.”
Vince, who has 12-year-old daughter Corrina with Amy, shot back: “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 that.”
A pal disclosed: “Vince isn’t going to take this attack lying down. Casting aspersions on Amy and the sanctity of their marriage is the last straw.”