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Fri Jul 26, 2019, 11:22 AM

TN pastor refuses to host funeral since dying man's son is gay

A 71-year-old man in Tennessee will probably die in the coming days.

He made two final requests of his son, Jessie Goodman. He wanted his funeral at Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church in Sweetwater, TN, which was the first church he ever attended, and he wanted Jessie to sing the hymn “The Anchor Holds” at the service.

Simple enough… until Pastor Jay Scruggs found out Jessie was in a same-sex relationship. Now Scruggs is refusing to hold the funeral — for the straight father.

“As long as I was going to take part in any way, he (Jessie’s father) could not have his service there,” said [Jessie] Goodman.

Goodman says the church’s pastor, and some of its members, don’t want him or his fiance [Brandon Smitty] to be involved in the service because they’re gay.

At: https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/07/25/baptist-church-to-dying-man-you-cant-have-a-funeral-here-since-your-son-is-gay/



Jessie Goodman (right) and his fiancé Brandon Smitty.

Goodman's ailing father is being refused his dying wish by the local pastor, who objects to his son's same-sex relationship.

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Reply TN pastor refuses to host funeral since dying man's son is gay (Original post)
sandensea Jul 2019 OP
ProudMNDemocrat Jul 2019 #1
sandensea Jul 2019 #2
world wide wally Jul 2019 #6
madaboutharry Jul 2019 #3
sandensea Jul 2019 #4
msongs Jul 2019 #5

Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 11:29 AM

1. So sad. But then, this is the NEW SOUTH I am afraid....

Anti-LGBTQ, Anti-Diversity, and worst of all….ANTI-AMERICAN

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 11:34 AM

2. Radicalized slowly but surely.

I lived in Mississippi for years, and saw this at work during the '90s.

The right-wingers there had more or less learned to live within certain ideological bounds after the civil rights era.

Until Rush Lumpball and Faux News came along - and with a major supporting role from many of the local pastors.

Almost overnight, around '92 or so, extremism became acceptable again. And as you know, it only tends to get worse over time.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 05:43 PM

6. Anti-human

He must think God is such a fool.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 11:54 AM

3. So outrageous that people claim to be Christians while

at the same time treating others with hate.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 11:55 AM

4. Republican church-goers, in general, worship hatred

And their pastors, money.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 12:56 PM

5. if this standard was applied to xtian adulterers the church might be empty lol nt

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