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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Dishonored in Death

From the Jackson, Mississippi, Clarion-Ledger:
Picayune Funeral Home, in Picayune, is accused of refusing to cremate the remains of Robert "Bob" Huskey after learning he was married to a man at the time of his death, according to attorney Beth Littrell with Lambda Legal, a New York-based organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

"After 52 years together and after having made pre-arrangements to ensure what was already a sad and tragic day would be as easy as possible, they were told that the funeral home was unwilling to honor their agreement and, as a result, their already sad day become immeasurably worse," Littrell said.
The little town of Picayune (pronounced picky-OON) is about 50 miles northeast of New Orleans.


Frank said...

It's incomprehensible how the funeral people can construe performing a cremation to be against their religious beliefs. Do they refuse those who've been divorced and remarried? Adulterers? People who eat pork? or shellfish? murderers? people who lie, cheat, steal? Why is it always just the gays?

Russ Manley said...

I suppose it's because to an unenlightened straight boy, the worst, most horrible nightmare in the depths of his subconscious or conscious mind is to be fucked by another man - and since the straight boys, until recently, wrote all the laws and all the scriptures, they made that the greatest of all crimes and sins in the entire universe.

But of course there's always pardon and forgiveness for all the illicit fucking around they want to do. Natch. But none for the homos, not even in death.

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