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Senior Contributor

3020 will be happy

I am sure he will be  glad to know that 'good christians' can still discriminate

LaKambria Welch said her brother and his partner were first told in an email the venue was not prepared to host the event. So Ms Welch went down in person to find out more.

"First of all, we don't do gay weddings or mixed race," says a woman in a grey shirt, identified as the venue's owner by US media.

Asked why not, she replied: "Because of our Christian race, I mean our Christian beliefs," adding: "We just don't participate. We just choose not to."

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Re: 3020 will be happy

And now for the rest of the story......


In the post the owner said she had been taught as a child that people were meant to stay "with your own race" but that after consulting with her pastor she now realised nothing in the bible prohibited interracial marriages.

She continued: "To all of those offended, hurt or felt condemn [sic] by my statement I truly apologise to you for my ignorance in not knowing the truth about this. My intent was never of racism, but to stand firm on what I 'assumed' was right concerning marriage."

In a statement provided to BBC News, the Boone's Camp Event Hall said "they are grateful that the bride forgave them" and that the couple has been re-invited to use the event space.

Interracial marriage has been legal across the US since 1967 when the Supreme Court reached that decision in Loving v Virginia.

In 2016, Mississippi passed a first of its kind law that protects "sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions", meaning businesses can legally refuse service to same-sex partners and transgender people.

Senior Contributor

Re: 3020 will be happy

And if she 'strongly held' the belief that inter racial marriages were wrong by her god's rules then she could discriminate just as she can discriminate against same sex marriages.

A law like that allows anyone to discriminate against anything if they just claim to have 'strongly held religious beliefs'

In that case a 'belief' is great because it has no need of evidence, just believe.

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Re: 3020 will be happy

Yet you are not upset when a college campus tries to kick out Chick-Fil-A.