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Brad Paisley Selfie Stunt Mocks Westboro Baptist Protestors (Video)

By    |   Wednesday, 04 Jun 2014 01:53 PM

Brad Paisley's tour stop in Kansas wouldn't be complete without the Westboro Baptist Church, who came out to protest his concert, prompting him to take a mocking selfie with the group.

The protestors — famous for picketing the funeral of gay hate-crime victim Matthew Shepard, solider funerals, and more — gathered at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater carrying signs that read "Sin Breeds Violence" and "God Hates Drunks," reported E! Online.

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Clearly annoyed, Paisley hatched a plan with his friend, which he documented with a video posted to his Instagram account.





Once outside, he approached the horde, made a face indicating his irritation, turned his back and snapped a selfie. His friend, in turn, documented the selfie for good measure.





According to The Huffington Post, Paisley is not the first country star to encounter members of the church mid-protest.

"[Jesus said] a lot of stuff about forgiveness, about grace. You guys don't have any of that," Vince Gill told a Westboro member last September.

The group's leader, Fred Phelps, famous for his vitriolic "God Hates F**s" campaign, died in March at the age of 84, but his congregation continues his legacy by continuing to protest.

After the incident, the group posted a video of the encounter to their Twitter account, saying, "He mighta been mocking but he was certainly polite!"

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Brad Paisley's tour stop in Kansas wouldn't be complete without the Westboro Baptist Church, who came out to protest his concert, prompting him to take a mocking selfie with the group.
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