The mayor of Smiths Station, F.L. “Bubba” Copeland, took his own life after a conservative news site exposed his online activities as a “transgender curvy girl.”
He was a pastor and a father of three. Copeland, however, had posted pictures of himself in women’s clothing and engaged in explicit online activity under the pseudonym Brittini Blaire Summerlin.
He confirmed his involvement to the news site, describing it as a stress-relieving hobby. (Trending: Obama’s Ignorant Remarks On Israel)
Alabama Pastor, Mayor Kills Himself After Cross-Dressing Photos Emerge
"He exited the vehicle, produced a handgun, and took his own life," the sheriff’s office stated. pic.twitter.com/L8pyKOz89b
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Despite his assertion that his private life did not affect his public roles, the revelation led to public embarrassment and distress.
“What I do in private life has nothing to do with what I do in my holy life,” Copeland had stated.
“Does this have any effect on me being mayor, that I sometimes put on a dress or sometimes put on makeup? Does that have anything to do whatsoever with me being mayor or being a pastor?”
“I have been an object of an internet attack,” Copeland told the church members.
“The article is not who or what I am. Yes, I have taken pictures with my wife in the privacy of our home in an attempt at humor because I know I’m not a handsome man nor a beautiful woman either. I apologize for any embarrassment caused by my private, personal life that has come publicly.”
Shortly after the news broke, Copeland delivered a sermon addressing the situation before tragically ending his life.
“He exited the vehicle, produced a handgun, and took his own life,” the sheriff’s office stated regarding their last encounter with Copeland.