In Dallas, Texas, another story of religious righteousness is plaguing a gay couple who recently lost their mother, Brenda Light. Barry Giles and John Gambill, who are married and have been together for 31 years, were heartbroken to learn that Gambill’s name been stricken from Giles’ mother’s obituary in a local newspaper in Olto.
The couple shared with Fox News 4 that they originally submitted the lines “those left to cherish her memory include her son, Barry Giles and his husband, John Gambill of Dallas” and were shocked to see Gambill’s name had been removed—as if he never existed.
But why? Well because the paper’s publisher, Phillip Hamilton, expressed that two gay men could NEVER be married—in God’s eyes. So in response, he removed that piece of writing because his paper couldn’t be tainted with that.
According to Raw Story, Hamilton shared:
It is my religious conviction that a male cannot have a husband. It is also my belief that to publish anything contrary to God’s Word on this issue would be to publish something in the newspaper that is not true. The newspaper respects the First Amendment rights of those who express such opinions. The newspaper’s decision to edit the obituary is both ethical and lawful. It would be unethical to publish a news item that is known by the editor to be false. Based on the truth found in the Word of God, I could not in good conscience identify Mr. Gambill as the husband of Mr. Giles.
What a damn, bitch! If they paid for the obituary, which they probably did because nothing is free with newspapers, they should take him to small claims court or at least get their money back.
How horribly offensive and disrespectful, especially to Giles’ mother who must have loved that Gambill for over three decades.
Here is the news report from Fox News 4: