A “Dignity in Death” rally was held for a lesbian woman whose funeral was moved after a church rejected photos that were used in a memorial video. The funeral had already begun, but soon afterwards, the church requested that a picture of a gay marriage proposal be taken out of the video. Because the family and friends would not comply, the church declined to further provide funeral services, so the funeral was moved to a mortuary across the street.
1) Should the church be allowed to monitor and censor what takes place at a funeral?
2) Should the family and friends have complied understanding the values of the church?
3) Should the church have abruptly stopped the funeral services, right after it had just began?
4) What would be the best way to handle this?