In a video of the encounter, an unidentified female church member (the videographer) confronted Gill about his 13-year marriage to Christian singer-songwriter Amy Grant.
“Vince Gill, what in the world are you doing out here?” she asked.
“I just came to see what hate looked like,” he replied.
“Well, more importantly, what are you doing with another man’s wife?” she asked. “Don’t you know that divorce plus remarriage equals adultery?
"Jesus Christ said that.”
Calmly, he said, “Don’t you know that you fuckers are lucky that you don’t have a sign that says something about my wife?” She repeated, “Jesus Christ said that.”
“Did he?” Gill asked, his voice still calm. “You know what else he said? He said a lot of stuff about forgiveness, about grace. You guys don’t have any of that.”
Gill then turned to an offscreen protestor. “I’ve seen you on TV, man. You’re a big dipshit. You know that, don’t you?” he asked.
“I don’t care what you think,” the man said.
“You don’t?” asked Gill. “Then why are you out here? ...”
“... This is my duty,” the man said. Gill looked around and asked if any of the protesters were “Phelpses,” members of the founding family of the church, or “just the C-team.”
God bless Vince Gill for standing up to those wacko zealots — and for standing up for his marriage.