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What the HELL is wrong with people?

Added: Sunday, October 20th 2019 at 8:27am by OpinionNateTed

North Carolina cemetery that planned to host a festive movie night ahead of Halloween canceledthe event after the loved ones of those buried raised concerns.

Employees with Lafayette Memorial Park said they'd been "approached several times with the suggestion of a movie night" at the cemetery, located in Fayetteville, which often happens during the autumn season.

"Since there are several cemeteries nationwide that host such events with great popularity, we embraced the idea," the cemetery's owner, Heather Bosher, wrote on Facebook Thursday. Officials said they planned to hold the event on Oct. 26 in a green space "with plenty of room to hold such an event without infringingon any burial spaces."

Lafayette Memorial Park
on Thursday

Fayetteville is a diverse community with people from all over the world. With those people come diverse traditions.

We have been approached several times with the suggestion of a movie night. Since there are several cemeteries nationwide that host such events with great popularity, we embraced the idea.

We have a wonderful green space with plenty of room to hold such an event without infringing on any burial spaces. We have utilized it in the past with no objections. 

The cemetery initially received an "overwhelmingly positive" response from an online poll. Hours later, however, they were approached by a family "with an extremely negative outlook," which they said was a surprise to them.

"When other families with concerns started to become obvious, we decided to cancel the event out of respect to all," officials wrote. "This all happened within a time span of a few hours."

...well duh!!!


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I don't think I could ever bring myself to watch a Halloween movie in a cemetery even in broad daylight much less at night.  But that is beside the point.  Having an event such as this in a cemetery, period, is in bad taste IMO.  I can understand the disrespect some would feel, yet others would (and do) get a kick out of it. 

I think the whole idea is creepy (no pun intended).  {#basic-ohsnap.gif}

Yes, bad taste... and total disrespect for the dead.


I think that probably the largest factor in the changing of our culture to embrace so many idiocies has been uiversities and colleges since the 1920's ...which taught the teachers of later highschools & grade schools, and etc. for 80 years now.  Finally we have a doofus generation of Spoiled-Brat (sociopath) Millennials who, dumb as posts in most areas, think they are smart.

The millennials think it's g̶h̶o̶u̶l̶ cool. 

Sociopaths have no need for tradition...

...no respect for anyone or anything.

And, unobviously, even themselves, as it turns out.

Bad taste vote democrat. 

I never heard of any place doing such a thing. There is however a walking trip thru a cemetery boothill during Halloween night in a city near me. No I ever went.

Why not setup fake gravestones on some ole farm somewhere and do the same thing? In a real graveyard it's in poor taste.

SPOILED BRAT 'splains:

1. scare the poor cows?  2. Ruin a pasture?  and 3.Why go to all that work?

No moral compass, no sense of right and wrong... God removed.

docholiday is buried there and there is a rumor ghosts haunt the graveyard

 I had to google docholiday {#rofl.gif}

{#basic-laugh.gif} hope you found him

Yes, they knew it was a typo. {#basic-laugh.gif}

A lot of crazy people about.  Total disrespect.  Horrible.

Exactly... if my loved ones were buried there, I'd be livid!!!

I think it is in poor taste.

It's bad any way you look at it. 

That is just crazy!  I would never attend such a movie night, in a cemetary.  That is just showing disrespect to the dead, and their family.

Pretty sick, huh?

See below.

THe cemetary here is in two parts. The city owns the greater part, a vast field. Behind that the funeral home owns 'tranquity gardens,' a resting place for cremated remains. It s very park like, peaceful, beautiful. This is where my mother is.

Tranquility Gardens has a 'movie' night several times a summer and they have become quite popular. It isn't as ghoulish as it seems. It is usually just families of the departed who go out, have the movie, and visit their loved one's grave. It is kind of nice.

What kind of movie do they show? Is it more of a All Souls' Day or the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed?

Just wholesome family movies.

Weird setting, but at least it's not ghoulish.

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