posted on Aug, 9 2014 @ 02:06 PM
Fla. church cancels gay man's funeral
A church in Florida canceled a funeral with less than 24 hours notice after the pastor learned the dead man was gay. The news left Julion Evans'
family scrambling to make new arrangements as they grieved.
Evans' mother was too upset to speak on camera to Tampa TV station WFLA. She was standing beside her son's casket when the New Hope Missionary
Church called, telling her it would be "blasphemous" to hold her son's funeral there.
So I wasn't sure what forum to post this in, my apologies if I chose wrongly.
So this family, with less than 24 hours notice
, had to make new arrangements to lay their loved one to rest, simply because he lived a
lifestyle that didn't fit within the views of the church.
My uncle committed suicide a few years back, and there was no issue with the church when the funeral was held. The pastor was well aware of this fact.
Suicide, as far as I am aware, is just as taboo in christianity as homosexuality.
While I will never denounce all christians (or members of any religion for that matter) as 'bad' or 'evil' for the actions of a few of them, I
will always question any event that goes against the idea that christianity is about love and acceptance of everyone.
How can this 'man of god' look at himself in the mirror, knowing he put so much grief and strain on this family in a time when all they needed was a
I am in no way affiliated with any one religion, but I do know a thing or two about a thing or two.
"Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge,
practice the very same things."
Who is this MAN
to condemn anyone's lifestyle?
When religion brings people together and let's the goodness of man shine through, I will support it 100%. Until religion stops being a source for
pain and suffering, as is presented in this article, I will continue on my own path.