Blake Shelton And Gwen Stefani Called ‘Serial Whores’ By The Westboro Baptist Church: Blake Fires Back

Shots were recently fired in Blake Shelton’s ongoing war with the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), and this time, the fundamentalist church, which is widely regarded as a hate group, decided to drag Gwen Stefani into the middle of one of its social media spats with Shelton.

The WBC occasionally picks fights with celebrities in hopes of promoting its extreme views on same-sex marriage, divorce, and abortion. The church’s activists have also made headlines for picketing the funerals of members of the military and LGBT men and women. However, the Westboro Baptist Church’s latest target is Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. On Sunday, the group made what would prove to be a grave error by going after the couple on Twitter. Blake’s fans know that he’s a pro at shutting down Twitter trolls, and he did his best to make the WBC regret its choice of battlefield.

Yesterday morning, the WBC revealed that it plans on picketing Gwen Stefani’s August 12 concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. In a statement that it shared via Twitter, the WBC accuses Gwen of being “immodest” and encourages her to dump Blake Shelton.

“Gwen Stefani has influenced literally millions of young women across the world, and in every instance she has taught them to be proud sinners, brazenly immodest, full of the works of the flesh, not the works of the spirit. She could have urged them to be modest, humble, and obedient to God. That was her duty. She failed. We will encourage her again to put away her adulterous partner, mourn for her sins, obey God, and use her influence to urge her fans to have hope and life in obedience to God. Perhaps someone will hear and be saved.”

As Entertainment Tonight reports, the WBC previously threatened to picket Blake’s February 26 concert in Kansas City. The “Came Here to Forget” singer responded by cracking a joke about what the male WBC members’ wives would be doing while their husbands were busy walking around with the group’s signature “God Hates F**s” signs.

When the Westboro Baptist Church’s threat to picket Gwen’s upcoming concert failed to elicit a response from the “Misery” singer or her cowboy boyfriend, the group tried a different tactic. This time, the WBC went after Blake Shelton by tweeting that he “wouldn’t know what Right is, even if it were a married wealthy woman in a short skirt.” The attempt at an insult got Blake’s attention, and the bemused country singer bit the bait. Blake fired back with an insult of his own, this time accusing the WBC of incest.

Blake also tweeted an altered photo of Fred Phelps, the late founder of the WBC, in response to the group’s plea for him to “put away” his “sexual perversion.”

Blake Shelton has plenty of experience dealing with the WBC. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the group first began targeting Blake when he married Miranda Lambert. The WBC is outspoken against divorce, and it was unhappy with Blake’s decision to split from his first wife, Kaynette Williams, and get remarried to Miranda.

Divorce is not an uncommon occurrence in the entertainment industry, so it’s unclear why the Westboro Baptist Church singled Blake out and decided to make him its anti-adultery poster child. The group has even recorded an “open letter” to Blake Shelton in which WBC member Charles Hockenbarger claims that Kaynette Williams is still Blake Shelton’s wife. Hockenbarger also accuses Shelton of “whore mongering” and calls Gwen Stefani a “serial adulterer and rampant fornicator.”

So far, Gwen Stefani has chosen to ignore the Westboro Baptist Church’s threat to picket her Kansas City concert, and she’s ultimately what distracted Blake Shelton from his social media spat with the hate group. Two hours after hurling his final Twitter insult at the WBC, Blake revealed that he was happily watching his girlfriend perform at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

According to the Star Tribune, Blake Shelton later joined Gwen Stefani onstage for a performance of their duet, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.” He hasn’t tweeted the WBC since, so perhaps all that love made it easier for him to brush off the church’s hate.

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