- August 10th, 2014
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A “Man of God” is what Pastor T.W. Jenkins calls himself. Unfortunately, maybe in my own naivety, I find it rather peculiar that the pastor can refer to himself as such. Perhaps it is in my pure ignorance that I would believe that even though the deceased had lived a life of sin, that he too, despite his lifestyle, deserves the dignity of being laid to rest.
The pastor informed the mother of the deceased only a day prior to the sceduled service. The pastor contends that during the wake, it was brought to his attention that the deceased man had been married to another man and he concluded that holding a service for an individual of such caliber would be “blasphemy.” Blasphemy? So indeed, my ignorance strikes again, because for some strange reason, I thought as a “Man of God,” that a situation such as this would be inviting. I say this because it is obvious that he condemns the lifestyle, so why not treat the funeral as an opportunity to spread the gospel to those wayward souls. I mean he did say he was a “Man of God,” right?
Luckily, the family was able to find a new place to hold the funeral services where a soul could be properly laid to rest. The complaining congregants from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church have earned their rightful place in God’s good graces I suppose, by standing for their principles and denying the soul of one of God’s children to be laid to rest. I’m not certain exactly how that works though, because if Pastors and churches stopped burying sinners, we better all dig our own plots in the backyard and hope someone is kind enough to roll us over in it when we take our last breath. Catch ya’ on the FLIPSIDE!