Why Did Westboro Baptist Church Plan To Picket George Jones’ Funeral?
I have seen several posts on Facebook about the potential of a picket at the George Jones Memorial service. The idea that someone even thought of this makes me a little angry and sad.
I have been wondering over and over in my mind why anyone would want to protest the funeral of a Country Music Legend. Here's the official press release from the Westboro Baptist Church Web Site, as to why they wanted to picket George Jones' funeral service.
"God gave drunkard George Jones a decent singing voice and a huge platform, which he should have used to encourage obedience to His Word and warn the wicked that their rebellion brings destruction from the hand of God. Instead, he used his talent to glorify himself and engage in much adultery. Rather than warn this nation of the consequence of proud sin against God, he squandered every opportunity. To show His glory, God killed George Jones and cast him into Hell as He will soon do to all impenitent sinners. “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God,” (2 Cor. 10:5).
Westboro will picket his funeral to warn the living: “except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3. You should be MOURNING FOR YOUR SINS, begging forgiveness of the Sovereign God of Eternity, who holds your life & soul in His hands. Instead, you rebel further, curse God with every breath, & ask “what is our sin?” (Mal. 3:13). You have no proper thoughts of the God that created you, but we’ll be there to make sure you don’t forget when you haul your rebellious carcasses into that necromancy festival of sin call."
According to the Tennessean, the picket was not 100 percent confirmed. While fans and stars gather at the Grand Ole Opry house to pay their respects, we hope that they are not met by angry protestors on this very sad day in Country Music. Pictured above is George's widow Nancy Jones with publicist Kirt Webster at the private visitation for family and friends.
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