What would you do if you were told your son’s funeral would be cancelled because he was gay?
A Tampa, Florida mom got the chiling phone call one day before her son was scheduled to be laid to rest.
According to WFLA.com:
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -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, says the pair were partners for 17 years and married last year…