Church Prevents Grandson From Singing At Grandma's Funeral After He Attends Gay Pride Parade
Leadership at the St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur, Indiana informed Connor Hakes, the grandson of a deceased parishioner, that he cannot sing at his grandmother's funeral. Their reasoning is that Connor attended a gay pride rally and would potentially bring "scandal" to the church.
Hakes writes on Facebook:
I can no longer sing at my Grandma's funeral, because I attended a gay pride rally and a picture was posted publicly (years ago). The priest's reasoning is by attending such event, I am opposing the Catholic Church's fundamental marriage belief. Both my Grandma and Grandpa would be disgusted by their parish. Their compassion and empathy was abundant, no matter who you were. They saw beyond race, religion, sexuality, and social class. They loved everyone. That is what is means to be a Christian. That is what it means to be Catholic.
He's attached photos of the letter from the church.
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