“Anytime a homosexual or transvestite commits suicide, the world will immediately blame the church, as is happening here. But his behavior warranted harsh judgment from the community. His behavior should receive disdain and be publicly shamed. He even lied through omission to his congregation regarding the revelations. A congregation was betrayed by a wicked pastor who deceived them, and rather than disavow this man, FBC Phenix City has taken a mournful approach on their Facebook Page, even setting up a memorial cross on their lawn.”
(Ray Fava – Evangelical Dark Web) Fred “Bubba” Copeland is the mayor of Smiths Station, a 7,000-person town, while also serving as pastor of FBC Phenix City. Through reporting, a conservative Alabama digital outlet, 1819 News released a series of exposes on the mayor and pastor of a small town whereby they revealed that Copeland was digitally moonlighting as a transvestite under the persona “Brittini Blaire.”
1819 News detailed the profile of Copeland as mayor, showing his legitimate side with pictures with Donald Trump following a regional tornado before delving into the scandal underneath the surface. Copeland’s behavior included pictures of himself donning a wig and women’s clothing, even attempting to pass off his man boobs as female cleavage.