Westboro Baptist Church to Picket George Jones’ Funeral
So, I grew up in Kansas. When you tell people you are from Kansas there are 2 things they are usually going to reference:
1) The Wizard of Oz
2) The Westboro Baptist Church and their leader Fred Phelps
I would gladly hear a million more jokes about Dorothy and Toto then ever hear another thing about the WBC. Even if Kansans don't agree on everything, we all agree that they are not representative of Kansas.
Today the WBC announced that they are going to picket the funeral of George Jones tomorrow morning at the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville. In a press release, the organization calls Jones a "drunkard," and says he "used his talent to glorify himself and engage in much adultery."
Thank goodness there are good people like the Freedom Riders who have made a point to travel to funerals and park their bikes in front of this group to shield people from their hate. The best way to stop the WBC is to ignore them, but that is always easier said than done.
See the USA today article here for more info and please know, from a Kansan, the WBC does not represent us.