Saturday, August 11, 2007

Texas "Christian" Mega-church Denies Memorial Service to Gay Navy Veteran

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."


Jeff said...

This seems like no great loss to me. What I would hope would happen is that people would stop going to such a place, and have their services and the like elsewhere.

I don't care if weirdo religious types acknowledge me. I won't give them business or money or respect, though. Your excuse for bigotry is not something I have to respect or acknowledge. There is no virtue in it.

Remember: you are have no obligation to people who find you inferior, no matter how they rationalize it, and no matter what similarities some of their beliefs have to yours.

David said...

If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.(1John 4:20)