road.jpg Catholic church denies John McCusker a funeral because he owned two gay bars. The a 31-year-old owned Club Montage and Re:Bar in San Diego, and died of a heart attack recently while at the Mammoth Ski Resort on vacation.

road.jpg Neighbor charged in Wanda Alston's murder.

road.jpg Saudi Arabia arrests 110 men at a gay wedding party, releases 80. 30 men appear in court to face charges. Homosexuals in Saudi Arabia face flogging, jail, or death.

road.jpg Schenectady man arraigned on charges he strangled a male acquaintance who propositioned him and burned the trailer they were in to cover up the crime.

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  1. Because he owned two gay bars? Man, that's terrible. I just can't believe that was the religion I was raised with. How hateful and wrong. Well, at least God doesn't care, if the parishners do, though.

    Posted by: Schroeder | Mar 18, 2005 11:51:07 AM

  2. Here in Cleveland, one of the staff members at the Lesbian/Gay Community Center passed away recently. His funeral was at a local Catholic church, where the priest acknowledged his partner and actually talked about the pain and stigma people in the gay community endure. For a second, I didn't hate the Catholic Church.

    Posted by: Brian | Mar 18, 2005 12:27:25 PM

  3. A really sad trist of fate, John was a past vice president of the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation. An endowment fund used to support all Gay & Lesbian charities in San Diego. Help to turn this bigotry around an think of making a contribution in John's memory. My partner is a board member of the SDHDF. I knew John, he would be glad that his death at least contribued to the discussion of our civil rights. http://www.sdhdf.org/

    Posted by: Ken Keziah | Mar 18, 2005 1:11:22 PM

  4. How strange. Didn't the church give the convicted child molester Father John Geoghan a Catholic burial?

    Posted by: paul | Mar 18, 2005 5:35:52 PM

  5. What ever happened to "judge not, least you be judged"? Perhaps the church should denounce Jesus. He was quite unrepentant about hanging around with sinners. Jesus called himself a sinner. Oh! But I seem to have forgotten that the church can do no wrong...

    Posted by: Esote | Mar 18, 2005 7:51:10 PM

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