Brad Paisley Takes Selfie With Baptist Church Members


Country star Brad Paisley took a photo outside his concert in Kansas, while there was a Westboro Baptist Church protest, on Sunday, June 1.

The extremists stood outside Bonnor Springs’ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, holding signs that read “God Hates Drunks”, “Sin Breeds Violence”, and “God Controls All”. It was part of a protest against Paisley and his songs, such as Alcohol and Celebrity.

But the WBC members’ plans to stop the show backfired as he joined them and nicely asked them to take a picture, a selfie, with him. He then took to his page and posted the picture.
The caption read, “Westboro Baptist Selfie!! Or west-Burro(a**) selfie. Hopefully they can hear the show out here. We’ll play loud.”

His reaction is different to one his colleague country music star Vince Gill had when he faced them in nearby Kansas City, Missouri in 2013. He confronted the picketers with his expletive-filled speech. The speech was caught on camera and the video went viral.

The band Foo Fighters also had their moments with extremists. They dressed and performed tracks that appeal to the God-fearing group. They were on the back of a flat-bed truck outside a gig in Kansas City in 2011.

Country music hitmaker will make his debut in Victoria, October 2 at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre.

Brad, a Grammy-winning West Virginian who scored 10 consecutive No. 1 country singles, will kick off his tour in Canada in support of his forthcoming album, Moonshine in the Trunk, which arrives on August 26.

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