Tell Florida pastorApologize for canceling gay man's funeral

Posted: Aug. 12, 2014

Julie Atwood was at her son's wake, standing next to his casket, when she got the news: The church was canceling the funeral because her son was gay.

Rev. T.W. Jenkins of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida, told Julie that he'd read in the newspaper obituary that her son was married to another man and decided that holding the funeral would be "blasphemous."

This story is generating national headlines, but so far Jenkins is only doubling down, saying his church plans to "continue to stand on the word of God."

We need to show Pastor Jenkins -- and the media who are covering the story -- how many Christians are appalled by how he's misrepresenting our faith and hurting Julion Evans's grieving family.

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