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Christian-Owned Bridal Shop Under Fire for Declining to Schedule Lesbian Gown Fitting

11 Aug

Christian-Owned Bridal Shop Under Fire for Declining to Schedule Lesbian Gown Fitting.

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – A Christian-owned bridal shop in Pennsylvania is under fire for declining to schedule a gown fitting for two lesbian women.

According to reports, an unidentified woman called W.W. Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg recently to schedule a gown fitting for herself and her lesbian partner. When the owner, Victoria Miller, declined by stating that the business could not accommodate the request, the woman took to Facebook to post about the matter.

“Unfortunately, she would not be able to schedule an appointment for us because they currently do not service same-sex couples — it’s just not something they do,” the unidentified woman said.

“We feel we have to answer to God for what we do,” Miller told reporters this week. “And providing those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God’s law.”

As previously reported, Christians live by the mandate in 1 Timothy 5:22, which tells followers of Christ to “neither be partaker of other men’s sins; keep thyself pure.” Businesses such as Miller’s believe that to assist in a same-sex “wedding” would violate Scripture’s command not to partake in another’s sins as it would be a form of participation.

Once again, we see who the real haters are:

But after the matter was posted online, homosexual advocates took to Yelp, Google, Facebook and other outlets to flood the boutique’s pages with negative reviews.

“This company is formed by religious extremists who practice hate filled-customer service,” one wrote.

“Victoria Miller is a whack job that seethes hate,” another posted. “She will burn in hell for her statements about God hating gay people. I hope you go out of business.”

So, lying, negative reviews, lying because not about genuine issues about customer service, but merely hatred at a practicing Christian running her business according to the dictates of her conscience.

And someone had the audacity to lie about what she said, and claim that she will go to hell for her supposed statements.

We know who has a much bigger chance of going to hell…

But a others decided to show support for Miller and W.W. Bridal Shop, stating that she has the right to follow the Creator’s commands despite attacks from same-sex advocates.

“In case anyone was wondering, the negative reviews are not real reviews. They are simply from people who don’t believe someone has the right to run their own business according to their own religious beliefs,” one wrote.

“Standing for God is never wrong, no matter what society says,” another stated.

“God commands us to love the sinner but hate the sin,” a third remarked. “That means you don’t do things to promote the sinful acts.”

Exactly. Good on the supporters, for coming to her defense!

According to BloomUToday, the Bloomsburg town council may now be seeking to pass a regulation barring businesses like W.W. Bridal Shop from declining requests from homosexuals and others despite their religious beliefs.

Ah yes; as has happened elsewhere:

As previously reported, a number of businesses have been under fire in recent years for declining to participate in same-sex ceremonies. In December, an administrative law judge in Colorado ruled under the threat of fines that baker Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood must not refuse orders to make cakes for homosexual celebrations. He was later ordered by the Colorado Human Rights Commission to train his staff to accommodate homosexual events and to submit quarterly reports to prove that he has not refused the requests. Phillips is currently fighting the matter in court.

In Portland, Oregon, investigators concluded earlier this year that Christians Aaron and Melissa Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa discriminated against a lesbian when they declined to make a cake for her same-sex ceremony. The case is now in a conciliation phase to work toward a settlement, but if an agreement cannot be reached, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has warned that “the bureau may bring formal charges and move the issue to BOLI’s Administrative Prosecution Unit.”

The Klein’s closed their bakery last year and moved all operations to their home, as they state that homosexuals used “mafia tactics” to force them out of business, sending threatening emails , harassing their vendors and ransacking their bakery truck as they packed to leave. But the couple vowed to continue to stand, giving glory to God in a note that they affixed to the bakery as they closed down in September.

“This fight is not over. We will continue to stand strong,” it read. “The Lord is good and we will continue to serve HIM with all our heart.”

Persecution for the faith is not just something that happens in the Third World…

Now it happens in America, Canada, and elsewhere in the First World, too…

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32 responses to “Christian-Owned Bridal Shop Under Fire for Declining to Schedule Lesbian Gown Fitting

  1. Will S.

    August 11, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Reblogged this on Will S.' Culture War Blog.

     
  2. feeriker

    August 12, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Good on the owners of this shop for standing up for their beliefs. To the two dikes so offended by the store’s refusal to do business with them:Take your business elsewhere!

    There are no doubt several other bridal shops in the area that would be more than happy to do business with carpetmunchers; heck, at least one of ’em might even give you a special “dike discount.”

    Bottom line: businesses are private property. Their owners do NOT have any moral, economic, or actual legal obligation to serve anybody they don’t want to, fiat positivist “law” to the contrary be damned. Looking at it from another angle, 1) why the hell would you WANT to do business with someone who despises you? and 2) there is enough of a free market economy left in Amerika that you don’t have to.

    I do, however, have one windmill to tilt at and a bone to pick with these bridal shop owners:

    Given the state of “Christian” marriage in the western world today (it effectively doesn’t exist, having been replaced by the State’s Marriage 2.0), how can you in good conscience own a business that serves a perversion of marriage?

    Just askin’.

     
  3. sfcton

    August 12, 2014 at 7:16 am

    I’m always surprised to read stories like this, where traditions are defended in Mordor.

     
  4. Will S.

    August 12, 2014 at 8:24 am

    @ feeriker: “Good on the owners of this shop for standing up for their beliefs. To the two dikes so offended by the store’s refusal to do business with them:Take your business elsewhere!

    There are no doubt several other bridal shops in the area that would be more than happy to do business with carpetmunchers; heck, at least one of ‘em might even give you a special “dike discount.”

    Bottom line: businesses are private property. Their owners do NOT have any moral, economic, or actual legal obligation to serve anybody they don’t want to, fiat positivist “law” to the contrary be damned. Looking at it from another angle, 1) why the hell would you WANT to do business with someone who despises you? and 2) there is enough of a free market economy left in Amerika that you don’t have to.”

    Hear, hear!

    “I do, however, have one windmill to tilt at and a bone to pick with these bridal shop owners:

    Given the state of “Christian” marriage in the western world today (it effectively doesn’t exist, having been replaced by the State’s Marriage 2.0), how can you in good conscience own a business that serves a perversion of marriage?

    Just askin’.”

    Well, the shop is owned by a Christian woman; alas, she probably wouldn’t have a clue about that…

    @ sfcton: Indeed.

     
  5. deti

    August 12, 2014 at 10:03 am

    We can continue talking about this here, and it is wrong. Nonetheless, on the issue of gay “marriage”, Christians have lost. We’ve lost this fight, ladies and gents. That ship has sailed.

     
    • Will S.

      August 12, 2014 at 10:06 am

      That may be so, but doesn’t mean one can’t still fight it, however futile.

      Besides, the battle now is for the mere right to conduct one’s business as one sees fit, and refuse that of those with whom one doesn’t want to do business. That battle is still very much on…

       
  6. Kilrud

    August 12, 2014 at 10:25 am

    There are two differences between refusing to service a gay wedding, and refusing to service a second wedding of (an) adulterer(s):

    1.) Gay marriage is violating the very essence of marriage: procreation.

    2.) Gay marriage is apparent at a glance (well, usually), while an adulterer isn’t.

    If a shop that services weddings wants to interview a couple an their families to make sure that they are not adulterers, not “half-Ephesians” on gender roles, and plan on being monogamous, then more power to them. Otherwise, I would only expect them to refuse service if they have a reason to believe such wrongdoing is occurring.

     
    • Will S.

      August 12, 2014 at 12:31 pm

      I agree, Kilrud.

      Which is why I still believe it’s still worthwhile for Christians to oppose it.

       
  7. Will S.

    August 12, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    And yes, it’s harder to tell the other…

     
  8. Sean

    August 12, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    One thing I don’t get is why don’t conservative or, better yet, Christian folk go to lesbian/etc owned businesses to ask for Christ-exalting cakes, signs (from sign makers) and the like. Just to make them have to produce it.

     
  9. Will S.

    August 12, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Ha! Fighting fire with fire. 🙂

    Except they’d probably be happy for the business, and to take OUR money.

    I’d rather not do business with them, myself.

    And how would you know anyway that they’re a homo-owned business, unless they call themselves ‘Big Gay Al’s Big Wedding Dress Emporium’ or ‘Two Carpet-Munching Dykes’ Bakery’ or whatever? 😉 Esp. since a rainbow flag sticker could just mean a business wants to advertise that they’re ‘gay-friendly’, not that the owners themselves necessary are homos.

     
  10. Peter Blood

    August 12, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I think they should take on the business, but sabotage it somehow, with full plausible deniability. Any Christian business owner needs to figure this out.

    “Oh yes! yes! Yes! We’ll do the cake!” then leer at them like a greedy Jew. Then start working up the cake design, but goofily & totally misunderstand them, and maybe keep offering something campy and dyky. Offer a swastika (“Springtime for Hitler was a big hit!”). Be like Comcast and load up some hidden charges. Screw up the cake, make profuse apologies, and offer 3x refund, but you threw a big wrench into the plans. I’m just brainstorming here.

     
  11. Just Asking

    August 12, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Could they not just go to another bridal shop and see if their business is accepted there?

     
  12. Eric

    August 13, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Will:
    When they legalized fag marriage in Washington State, no sooner had the law gone into effect than the discrimination suits started flying. There was a case like this in Tacoma—the two fags KNEW that the owner was Catholic and would object but got ‘discriminated against’ on purpose and hate-crime charges were filed.

    It’s well-known (though not publicized) that here in Seattle the Fag Mafia shakes down local businesses with these kinds of threats. Restaurants and other public-venues are their targets of choice. They’ll come to a business owner representing some advertising agency and ask if he wants his business listed as ‘gay-friendly’. If he refuses—for whatever reason—he gets put on another list and opens himself for all kinds of various harassment. And believe me, with a fag mayor and city elite that prides itself on ‘Gay Friendliness’ the Seattle legal authorities will look the other way.

     
  13. Will S.

    August 13, 2014 at 3:23 am

    @ SPDI: Yeah.

    @ JA: Of course they could. That’s what they should do. But that’s not their point; their point is to punish Christians for their Christian faith.

    @ Eric: Yep, it’s a mafia, alright; except their aim isn’t mere profit; you can actually bargain with criminals. But with revolutionaries, you can’t. They aim not merely to exploit those they target, but to destroy them, one way or another; either by making them cave to the zeitgeist, or to be destroyed if they refuse to. Either way, they win.

     
  14. infowarrior1

    August 13, 2014 at 10:05 am

    @Will S.

    Gee soon enough christian businesses could only run in the underground economy or black market.

     
  15. Will S.

    August 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Maybe it will come to that, infowarrior1.

    At least it would make the antithesis much clearer. 🙂

     
  16. infowarrior1

    August 13, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    @Will S.

    By the way I emailed them since they do not allow submissions for some reason for help. And I did not get a reply. I may have been put on their hatelist.

     
  17. Will S.

    August 14, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Try again.

     
  18. infowarrior1

    August 14, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Look whose returned:
    https://meagapi.wordpress.com/

     
  19. Eric

    August 14, 2014 at 1:37 am

    Will:
    Today I saw a PSA on the bus from Planned Parenthood for ‘safe sex’. Then I noticed the picture was of two MEN embracing. And an interracial couple, to boot!

    Right next to that was another PSA with a distraught-looking girl on it advertising a helpline for women suffering PTSD after their horrible experiences with men.

    Tell me there’s no war on heterosexual men going on—

     
  20. Will S.

    August 14, 2014 at 1:46 am

    @ Eric: Well, at least Planned Parenthood is promoting a form of sex that shouldn’t lead to abortion, for a change. 😉

     
  21. Will S.

    August 14, 2014 at 2:14 am

    @ infowarrior1: Yeah, I know; I linked her once since her return..

    But she hasn’t posted anything for the better part of a month, since July 25.

     
  22. Will S.

    August 14, 2014 at 2:15 am

    I’ve commented on her last post; we’ll see if she posts anything new, or disappears again, or what. 🙂

     
  23. Eric

    August 15, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Will:
    I guess Planned Parenthood is responding to market dynamics. With the whole culture turning fag, the abortion industry will go out of business, so they have to sell something equally repulsive to humanity.

     
  24. Will S.

    August 15, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Ha! 🙂

     

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