Colo. Family Says Church Cancelled Lesbian Woman's Funeral
Vanessa Collier's family says New Hope Ministries cancelled her funeral at the last minute because of a video showing Collier kissing another woman.By Jay Strubberg | January 13, 2015
Dozens gathered outside a Colorado church to protest Tuesday after a bereaved family said the pastor stopped a woman's funeral when he found out she was a lesbian.
According to KMGH, Denver's New Hope Ministries ended Vanessa Collier's funeral Saturday after the minister saw a video tribute that showed Collier kissing her significant other, which the family had refused to edit.
"They rented that church, paid $400 for it, even brought their own minister. They say the folks at New Hope knew that Vanessa Collier was gay and didn't have a problem with it until they saw the tribute video showing her kissing the woman," KMGH's Lance Hernandez said.