Arkansas churches refuse funeral for gay man, give hateful Bible verses to husband

  • metta

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    Feb 05, 2015 5:10 PM GMT
    Arkansas churches refuse funeral for gay man, give hateful Bible verses to husband



    - See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/arkansas-churches-refuse-funeral-gay-man-give-hateful-bible-verses-husband040215




    Not so fast: Conflicting info on gay man's funeral
    "The one thing everyone involved in the story can agree upon is that two members of the Clarkridge Church of Christ, Jerry and Vicki Oels, handed anti-gay religious material and sympathy cards to Stone's mother, Joan, Hoskins and Liebbe following the graveside service at Thacker Cemetery."

    https://www.facebook.com/vicki.oels?fref=ts

    http://www.baxterbulletin.com/story/news/local/2015/02/03/arkansas-gay-man-denied-funeral/22808127/
  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 05, 2015 5:18 PM GMT
    Wow. Sad on so many fronts. Conservatives of every stripe are so lacking in love and compassion. Or even cognitive thought, apparently. They follow and usually they follow people with hate in their hearts. That's why they always have to have an enemies list.
  • metta

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    Feb 05, 2015 5:21 PM GMT
    Look at this church's facebook page:

    Clarkridge Church of Christ

    https://www.facebook.com/Clarkridgechurchofchrist
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    Feb 05, 2015 5:25 PM GMT
    metta8 saidLook at this church's facebook page:

    Clarkridge Church of Christ

    https://www.facebook.com/Clarkridgechurchofchrist

    Well, it makes their homophobic intent clear.
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    Feb 05, 2015 5:29 PM GMT
    metta8 saidLook at this church's facebook page:

    Clarkridge Church of Christ

    https://www.facebook.com/Clarkridgechurchofchrist


    Ugh, rather disgusting non-Christians pretending they are, lol.


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    Feb 05, 2015 5:36 PM GMT
    metta8 saidLook at this church's facebook page:

    Clarkridge Church of Christ

    https://www.facebook.com/Clarkridgechurchofchrist


    and now look at "the church" for some perspective...

    found this address on their website

    [url]https://www.google.com/maps/place/508+2nd+Ave+NE,+Gravette,+AR+72736/@36.426967,-94.451762,3a,90y,92.56h,87.17t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sGDc0x2dl1nm4Fh2YZEluKg!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x87c9a96fabb3ac03:0x13153912ffb76cfc!6m1!1e1?hl=en[/url]

    and this one googling their name

    [url]https://www.google.com/maps/place/13277+AR-201,+Clarkridge,+AR+72623/@36.4984509,-92.3366822,891m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x87d1d18144a88e03:0xf58788f4fcd7a396?hl=en[/url]

    Why would anyone give a flying fuck what they think?
  • bfirbs

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    Feb 08, 2015 12:03 PM GMT
    As sad as it might be, why are people surprised? Even though attitudes of many people are changing including the attitudes of many people who are religious, for the most part the main proponents of equal rights tend to be those who are religious! If you are an openly non-heterosexual person expecting to have a wedding, funeral or whatever and you want it in a church or with a religious backing, then you pretty much set yourself up to ridicule. At no point in the past has any major group of christians, jews or muslims EVER supported homosexuality, or our rights, freedoms, love and dispair. I feel bad he lost his partner, but this should have been expected. The only place that shouldn't have been able to discriminate was the local firehall since that is government and should technically be secular.
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    Feb 08, 2015 1:00 PM GMT
    What would Jesus do? Not that. Mental illness affects people of all demographics and of all faiths, unfortunately.
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    Feb 09, 2015 4:18 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidWow. Sad on so many fronts. Conservatives of every stripe are so lacking in love and compassion. Or even cognitive thought, apparently. They follow and usually they follow people with hate in their hearts. That's why they always have to have an enemies list.


    Not all Conservatives are anti-gay. According to their doctrine, homosexuality is a sin.

    woodfordr saidWhat would Jesus do? Not that. Mental illness affects people of all demographics and of all faiths, unfortunately.


    They're not mentally ill. They're just following their theology.