“Kendall Capers found no hope at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church after the death of his husband, Julion Evans, who died at age 42 from amyloidosis. Evans’ family are members of the New Hope congregation in Tampa, Florida, and Capers arranged to have the service there.
However, the funeral was abruptly canceled the night before it was scheduled to happen. The family was informed with a phone call from New Hope that said that it would be “blasphemous” to hold the service at the church, reported KCCI.
The cancellation came after members of New Hope noticed Evans’ obituary, which named Capers as the “surviving husband,” according to WFLA.”*
Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur), Cara Santa Maria (http://www.twitter.com/CaraSantaMaria), Ben Mankiewicz (http://www.twitter.com/benmank77) and Nina Hartley (http://www.twitter.com/ninaland) discuss.
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