Church cancels memorial for gay Navy vet
By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer
© 2007 The Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas — A megachurch canceled a memorial service for a Navy veteran 24 hours before it was to start because the deceased was gay.
Officials at the nondenominational High Point Church knew that Cecil Howard Sinclair was gay when they offered to host his service, said his sister, Kathleen Wright. But after his obituary listed his life partner as one of his survivors, she said, it was called off.
"It's a slap in the face. It's like, 'Oh, we're sorry he died, but he's gay so we can't help you,'" she said Friday. Full story here.
The contempt for GLBT people is so great that those who think they follow God's word fall all over themselves to make sure they don't show any love what so ever. What a terrible thing it is when people would rather find reasons to hate and fear each other rather than spread the peace and love we are called to do as Christians. My heart goes out to the family of this person, as well as the people who follow such an intolerant principle against gay people. People, you own your actions, be critical of what you do."