Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Hate Group Leader and the Bridal Boutique

Tony Perkins
Hate group leader Tony Perkins (Family Research Council) drones on about W.W. Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg, PA. (Victoria Miller, proprietor). In 2014 Miller was quoted as saying that providing wedding dresses for a lesbian couple would break God's law.
But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
Matthew 5:32
I am certain that Miller makes sure that she does not abet adultery. What's that? She doesn't have a qualification questionnaire to pre-approve who is eligible to shop at her tacky store? I would like to send in an obviously pregnant woman to see if Miller would take her money. Most of these self-righteous bigots apply their “logic” exclusively to gay people.

Tony Perkins had his own narrative late Friday:
At W.W. Bridal Boutique, it isn't unusual to see two women shopping for wedding dresses. What is unusual is two women shopping for wedding dresses for the same ceremony. That's the predicament Victoria Miller has found herself in since 2014, when LGBT activists started targeting the Pennsylvania shop. Knowing full well where the Christian owners stand, a lesbian couple became the latest to test the shop's convictions.
Perkins' mind reading abilities are simply remarkable. Do those originate from the stick up his ass or copious prayer? The couple probably wanted wedding dresses but of course it is essential in fundamentalist land that the “Good Christians©” are being victimized and persecuted so Miller was “targeted.”
Right now, an employee explained, the Bloomsburg store doesn't service same-sex weddings. Instead of showing the tolerance their movement demands, the women turned to social media to bully the shop -- trashing its online reviews. Victoria, who proved her backbone in 2014 when another couple launched a similar campaign, posted on Facebook, "The owners of W.W. Bridal Boutique reserve the rights afforded to them by the First Amendment of the Constitution to live out our lives according to our faith. We will continue to serve our customers based on the tenets of our faith."
Apparently, right now means forever. It is the same old crap. We are intolerant for not tolerating discrimination. If someone denies me service they are in for a torrent of bad press and an onslaught on social media. Those are my First Amendment rights. Miller isn't demonstrating “backbone.” Rather, it is a display of superstitious ignorance and bigotry. Furthermore, unless she is screening everyone who tries to patronize her store she is not serving customers according to the tenets of her faith.

It is selective observation based on her disapproval of gay people rather than adherence to religious principles. In theory, at least, she should not serve Jews. She would probably say something like “they are entitled to their own religious beliefs.” Well, so is the gay couple.
…the stop <sic> has been inundated with death threats from angry protestors. Voicemails and other messages insist (in between profanity), "We're coming for you and your family! You're done!" But somehow she's labeled a hater? Now, because liberal activists refuse to show the same courtesy Christians have been displaying for years, the Millers have been forced to close the shop and work by appointment only. Intolerance in the name of tolerance is hypocrisy. And the more America is exposed to the real victims of discrimination, the less likely they'll be to buy the Left's propaganda of "persecution."
The existence of persecution is always evidenced by (perhaps non-existent) death threats. And when did “we don't serve your kind here!” become a “courtesy.” Of course, it is the bigots who are the real victims and not the people who were discriminated against. Moreover, they have not closed the store. The location listed on their equally tacky website is 601 South Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA. Here is what is there:
W.W. Bridal Boutique
601 South Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA"
Upscale it is not

I have a hunch that the Supreme Court's ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado is going to break our way. At that point it is time to press for LGBT people to be added as a protected class to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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