Sunday, August 12, 2007

We don't hate the sinner, we just treat him like trash on "principle"

Cecil Sinclair, a Navy veteran of the first Gulf War, passed away recently. The church where his brother works as a janitor had initially offered to hold memorial services, then at the last minute reversed their decision simply because he 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.


Simons said the church believes homosexuality is a sin, and it would have appeared to endorse that lifestyle if the service had been held there.

"We did decline to host the service — not based on hatred, not based on discrimination, but based on principle," Simons told The Associated Press. "Had we known it on the day they first spoke about it — yes, we would have declined then. It's not that we didn't love the family."


"Even though we could not condone that lifestyle, we went above and beyond for the family through many acts of love and kindness," Simons said.

Well, sure. You don't hate the family, you just hate that one individual member of the family because he was gay. And enough of this shit that your disgusting behavior isn't hatred or discrimination--it's both. Your "principles" involve shunning gay people because they love their fellow man a bit more than you do, not to mention lying, and comparing gay people to murderers and thieves. You really run the fucking gamut of compassion there.

Well, at least you're not as bad as the Freeper that Pam quotes. But that's really not saying much.

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