Monday, August 11, 2014
Christian-Owned Bridal Shop Refuses Gown Fittings For Lesbian Couple
The latest installment in the battle over whether Christian-owned businesses can refuse service based on religious beliefs comes from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. According to yesterday's Christian News, W.W. Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg recently refused to schedule gown fittings for two lesbian women who were planning their wedding. One of the women refused service took her complaints to Facebook, and the dispute has now proliferated on social media. Bridal shop owner Victoria Miller later told reporters: "We feel we have to answer to God for what we do. And providing those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God’s law." Now Bloomsburg city council is considering enacting an ordinance to prohibit discrimiantion on the basis of sexual orientation.