A bridal boutique in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania has been subject to a brutal backlash for daring to live their moral convictions, and merely refusing to participate in the militant LGBT agenda.
Shannon Kennedy and Julie Ann Samanas, a lesbian couple from West Pittston, Pennsylvania visited W.W. Bridal this month, in their hunt for the perfect gowns for their wedding set to take place in March 2018.
The Philadelphia Gay News reported that Samanas crossed out where is said “Groom” on the form and instead wrote ‘Bride” and entered Shannon’s name. However, the employee at W.W. Bridal spotted the revision, and asked if the drew was going to be for a same-sex marriage.
Kennedy mentioned that the employee stated: “She said, ‘I don’t know if you’ve heard, but we’re Christian and we don’t believe in that; our faith doesn’t let us believe in that.” The couple left without complaining.
This is not the first time that this store, located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania has suffered for their Christian faith, on account of the LGBT agenda. Back in 2014, an employee at the store said to a lesbian couple that our store “[does] not service same-sex couples.”
“We feel we have to answer to God for what we do,” Victoria Miller, owner of the store stated.
“And providing those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God’s law, “she added.
As soon as the lesbians went to the news to complain, W.W. Bridal began to suffer under an organized attempt to destroy the business. There was even a Facebook page published to organize a boycott of the store.
The boycott page announced that, “While the LGBT community is under attack in every conceivable respect of our existence and safety, WW Bridal Boutique is doubling down on their deeply held values of homophobia and discrimination. They’ve gone out of their way to be hurtful and made a point to underscore their dedication to hate.”
It has been noted that the store received multipele threating voicemails.
“You stupid f***in’ bigots. We’re coming for you and your families. We’re gonna tear your shop apart and make you feel as bad as you’ve made people feel,” a man’s voice is heard saying. “You f***in’ bigot scum. You’re goin’ down and so is all your employees and their families. You’re done!”
Yet another voicemail said, “You people are f***ing trash. Your fake Christianity is not gonna save you from the fallout of this. Bigots go to hell, even though we don’t believe in such a thing. You’re going to f***ing hell you f***ing liars. Fake Christian a***oles.”
The shop owner, sent out an email to the Huffington Post last week. The email stated that the store’s aim is not to, “deprive anyone of the opportunity to live their lives as they see fit.” However, their decision to not serve same-sex couples is a matter of their spiritual beliefs.
“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,” Miller stated. “It is just this event, a same-sex marriage, which we cannot participate in due to our personal convictions,” she continued.
“We simply ask that we be given the same ability to live our lives according to our convictions,” the Post reported.