Jonathan Higbee's picture

Church Abruptly Cancels Man's Funeral After Learning He Was Gay & Married

In its WWJD decision making process, a church in the Tampa-area decided that Jesus would have canceled a scheduled funeral at the last minute because the deceased was gay. And that's exactly what the Florida pastor did: canceled the funeral the day before it was slated to take place after learning that Julion Evans was gay and married to a man. 

WFLA reports:

Julie Atwood was standing at her son's casket when the phone rang. The church where her son's funeral was scheduled to be held the next day decided to abruptly cancel the service, after the pastor learned the deceased was gay and his obituary listed a surviving "husband."

Atwood said she was told it would be "blasphemous" to hold the services at the church because her son, Julion Evans, 42, was gay.

"It was devastating," she said. "I did feel like he was being denied the dignity of death."

Evans' husband, Kendall Capers [right], says the pair were partners for 17 years and married last year in Maryland. Evans died at home after a 4-year battle with a rare illness called Amyloidosis, which destroys organs in the body.


CBS 3 Springfield - WSHM

(h/t: Towleroad)


Guess this church doesn't profess love and compassion for others. I feel bad for the church members who are obviously being misled.

What is the Church's name?

Enough of this. I'm sick of being nice. Burn down the f-ing church! Kidding, sort of. 

Load their Facebook page- there are already hundreds of negative reviews already

like there isn't enough hate in the world. base on religon 

Jesus would be ashamed of THIS pastor AND THIS church.  DESPICABLE. 


What is it good for,

Absolutely nothing,

Sing it again!"

What about Compassion and Love - does that trump his principles?  Wow - so disgusting!

Add new comment