The Westboro Baptist Church released a press statement saying they had set their sights on country legend George Jones’ funeral, which happens at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville this Thursday.
But now, according to group higher-up Margie Phelps, the chances of that happening are “about 80/20 likely.”
In a press release the controversial church, whose anti-gay stance has gained them infamy the world over, says that Jones …
…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 [s]quandered every opportunity. To show His glory, God killed George Jones and cast him into Hell.
Of course we R. He represents an entire perverse generation. usat.ly/ZnqOrp Westboro Baptist Church to picket George Jones funeral.
— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSays) May 1, 2013
Entertainment Weekly reports that attendees will include:
Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Vince Gill and Patty Loveless, Charlie Daniels, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kid Rock, Ronnie Milsap, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, and Wynonna. Kenny Chesney will speak, as will Former First Lady Laura Bush, Grand Ole Opry VP&GM Pete Fisher, Governor Bill Haslam, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Barbara Mandrell, and CBS News’ Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer.