American Christian persecution is a fickle subject to be talking about because it is far different from the persecution most Christians around the world suffer. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported on such instances of persecution. In China, a missionary couple from Canada were detained for supposedly “spying.” In the Middle East, Christians are beheaded and their heads mounted on poles by the terrorist group ISIS.
In the United States of America, Christian persecution is centered more on the livelihood of individuals. For example, a Christian baker recently turned down making a wedding cake for a gay couple. Unfortunately, the couple took their complaints to the courts, and now he is ordered to make wedding cakes for gay couples. Apparently, a familiar situation happened to a bridal shop as reports are coming in that they turned away a lesbian couple. Now the couple have taken to the internet causing an online war between people who are pro-or anti-gay marriage.
According to an article by Daily News, the owner of the W.W. Bridal Boutique in Bloomsberg, Pennsylvania, Victoria Miller, had an employee tell a lesbian couple looking for wedding dresses that they currently don’t service same-sex couples. Miller explained to The Press Enterprise that her faith in Jesus Christ is driving point for why she turned the couple away in the following statement:
“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.”
Unfortunately for Victoria Miller, the rejected lesbian couple turned their frustration to Facebook. There they posted about the store’s behavior, and it went viral. Suddenly, online listings for the W.W. Bridal Boutique were flooded with one-star reviews and negative comments. Some of the comments even used Jesus Christ too as exampled in the following:
“Jesus made everyone feel welcome, shame you are not a follower of Christ.”
What’s worse is that residents of the neighborhood also incensed about the bridal boutique’s stance against same-sex marriages. Bloomberg resident, Susan Welliver, told PA Homepage the following:
“It’s definitely ignorant. I wouldn’t tell my kids to shop there.”
In another article by The Blaze, it reports that the Bloomberg Town Council is planning a meeting Monday to discuss the controversy. One such detail is the possibility of legislation that would prevent businesses from refusing to serve LGBT customers. Victoria Miller is arranging for assistance in a case of a lawsuit.
The article also reports that more people on Facebook came in to support the W.W. Bridal Boutique and their decision to stand for Jesus Christ. At this moment, there are more comments in support for the business than there are against them.
Now that you’ve heard about the situation, we want to hear from all of you. Do you think that Victoria Miller is standing on what it says in the Bible or is she throwing stones in rejecting the lesbian couple service? Since Miller lives in a state that allows same-sex marriage, should she comply with the allowance too? Please let us know in the comments below.
[Image via PA Homepage]