A Christian marriage shop in Pennsylvania has shut subsequent to feeling undermined by the LGBT community since they declined to give a wedding dress to a lesbian wedding.
The Christian Post reports that the Onwer of W. W. Marriage Boutique in Bloomsburg were approached to give a wedding dress to Julie Ann Samanas who was wedding her life partner, Shannon Kennedy.
The entrepreneurs told the couple that “our confidence doesn’t give us a chance to have faith in [same-sex weddings].” The lesbian couple posted about their involvement with the wedding shop in a Facebook post in which they labeled the marriage shop. W. W. Marriage Boutique reacted to the feedback in their very own Facebook post which has supposedly since been erased.
“The owner of W.W. Marriage Boutique save the rights stood to them by the First Amendment of the Constitution to experience our lives as per our confidence,” the W.W. Wedding post was cited as expressing. “We will keep on serving our clients in view of the principles of our confidence.”
“We have provided formalwear for our customers from all walks of life, including the LGBTQ community. We have always served everyone with respect and dignity,” added the shop’s co-owner Victoria Miller, in a response to the pushback against the owners’ decision. “It is just this event, a same-sex marriage, which we cannot participate in due to our personal convictions. We simply ask that we be given the same ability to live our lives according to our convictions.”
The bridal shop owners have even received death threats. They have decided to close their doors to further business except in cases of appointments.