Rolling In Graves
The funeral of Coretta Scott King was a disgrace. It is a shame that those who took the mic are so strong in their political convictions that they completely forgot about honoring the life of the woman in the casket. A funeral is held to recognize the life of an individual and to give the family closure for the loss of their loved one. It is never, ever a time to grandstand about anything other than the life of the deceased. Those who spoke at Mrs. King’s funeral had an obligation to recognize her life and accomplishments – not bring up events to promote their political views. They should be ashamed.
On that same topic, there is a church in Kansas that feels it is their mission to hold anti-homosexual protests at the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq, even if the soldiers aren’t gay. Pardon? Hey waiter, can I get some logic over here?
The lowest points in a person’s life can often be noted by the loss of a loved one. The last thing I want done at my funeral is to have someone start talking about a political topic, even if it is one I completely agree with! People should have a little respect for the families of the deceased and let them have their peace. There is a time and place for everything, but a funeral only has a time and a place for gracious respect for the deceased.