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Takes On Homophobic High Point Church

Gay Vet’s Lover Speak Out

Christianity may espouse charity, but Texas’ High Point Church wasn’t feeling it when they canceled gay veteran Cecil Sinclair’s funeral last week.

The Church claims they couldn’t reconcile their perspective on gays with their faith. You know, ’cause gays are total demon sinners.

Despite their heartfelt heartlessness, Paul Wagner, tells a different tale.

A church-goer offered the space, says Wagner, and didn’t bat an eyelash when discussing Sinclair’s sexuality. High Points’ higher-ups, however, apparently had some problems, but weren’t willing to fess up to being anti-gay:

…Cecil’s niece called back to the church and demanded an explanation. It was at that time a very long string of excuses began to form. First she was told that it was because we were bringing in outside food, which they didn’t allow. Then we were told it was because there was construction going on nearby which they felt would be too obtrusive. We said we didn’t think it would interfere. Then we were told it was because there was a scheduling conflict.

Doesn’t God frown upon lying? It’s, like, a sin or something, right? Apparently HPC condones some transgressions.

HPC remains unapologetic for refusing Sinclair’s final service. Reverend Gary Simons defended his directive Sunday, saying, This decision was not based on hate, or discrimination, but upon principle and policy. We cannot glorify homosexuality as a lifestyle.” Obviously more forgiving than Simons, Wagner confesses he holds no grudge:

To me personally, I have no problem with the church turning us away. My problem is with the method in which they did it.

I loved Cecil truly and deeply, and I am sorry that anyone considers a truly heartfelt, emotional, even spiritual connection to another human being to be sinful, simply because that love is between two people of the same sex.

You can practically hear Wagner snapping his fingers in Simons’ face. Boo-yah!

On:           Aug 13, 2007
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