February 24, 2016
Blake Shelton And Gwen Stefani: Westboro Baptist Church Attacks Blake Over New Relationship, He Fires Back

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's new relationship is making their fans feel all warm and fuzzy, but members of the Westboro Baptist Church think that Shefani is an abomination.

The protest-happy hate group has been at war with Blake Shelton ever since he divorced first wife, Kaynette Gern, and married second wife Miranda Lambert. The Westboro Baptist Church loves to engage in hate speech, and it's most well-known for attacking the LGBT community and picketing funerals. The church is also against divorce, which is a common occurrence in the entertainment industry. However, Entertainment Tonight reports that the Westboro Baptist Church singled Blake and Miranda's divorce out in 2013.

Blake Shelton Divorce
The Westboro Baptist Church first attacked Blake Shelton for divorcing Kaynette Williams in 2006 and marrying Miranda Lambert in 2011 [Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS]The church recently resumed its war with Blake Shelton by tweeting that it's going to picket the country singer's Friday night concert in Kansas City, Missouri. The group didn't explain why it has started targeting Blake again, but its renewed interest in the country singer might have something to do with his relationship with Gwen Stefani—now Blake is a twice-divorced man who is dating a divorced woman.The church's tweet included a link to parody of Blake Shelton's popular song, "Boys 'Round Here." The spoof tune features a few judgmental lyrics about divorce and homosexuality.
"Yeah the boys 'round here think it's okay to be queer / getting divorced, remarrying sluts / drinking sweet tea and J.D. / Yeah, and chasing their lust."
Blake wasn't about to let the Westboro Baptist Church get away with using hate to attack his love life, so he responded to the group's threat by cracking a joke about adultery.Entertainment Tonight reports that Blake Shelton tweeted something similar in 2013 when the church threatened to picket his Kansas City concert. Unfortunately for the Westboro Baptist Church, its actions have not hurt Blake's career at all—during an interview with Access Hollywood, Gwen Stefani pointed out that her boyfriend has created a whopping 21 chart-topping songs. Blake also stars on The Voice—and he's dating Gwen Stefani. He's definitely winning this battle.Blake Shelton also attacked the Westboro Baptist Church by tweeting that members of the group look inbred, and he let the hatemongers know exactly how he felt about their mean-spirited Miranda Lambert memes.Blake Shelton was a married man when he fell in love with Miranda Lambert, and he's always been very honest about how their relationship blossomed. According to Us Weekly, Blake told VH1's Behind the Music that he first started having feelings for Miranda when they performed together. He said that he "never had that kind of experience with anybody."
"I was a married guy, you know? Standing up there and singing with somebody and going, 'Man, this shouldn't be happening.' Looking back on that, I was falling in love with her, right there on stage."
Blake Shelton later told Us Weekly that his marriage to Miranda Lambert would be his last, but many Shefani fans are hoping that this doesn't turn out to be the case. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have been plagued by wedding rumors for months, but Blake told Entertainment Tonight that he and his ladylove think that it's "awfully early" to be talking about marriage.

Blake Shelton And Gwen Stefani Are Both Divorced
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton look cozy at the 2016 Pre-Grammy Gala [Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS]Gwen and Blake might not be ready to tie the knot just yet, but they seemingly can't get enough of one another. As Us Weekly reports, Blake's busy "Honey Bee" couldn't attend her man's Detroit concert over the weekend, so she watched it via FaceTime. Even when they're forced to spend time apart, the lovebirds find creative ways to stay connected. This is evidence of just how committed Gwen and Blake are to one another.

As E! News points out, Gwen Stefani has also proved that she cares deeply for Blake Shelton by releasing an entire song about him titled "Make Me Like You." The cheerful tune's lyrics might not be a marriage vow, but Gwen does sing about how she hates being away from her cowboy and how he makes her feel something she's never felt before.

"Yeah this is a feeling I'm not used to / Why'd you have to go and make me like you? I'm so mad at you 'cause now you got me missing you."
Why should Blake Shelton care what the Westboro Baptist Church thinks of him when a woman like Gwen Stefani thinks that he's worthy of such sweet words?

[Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS]