Owner of Mississippi business refuses to host wedding for mixed race couple due to “Christian beliefs.”

By |2019-09-02T06:41:58-08:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |9 Comments

Courtesy of Deep South Voice:

LaKambria Welch claims her brother and his fiancée had been in contact with the owner of Boone’s Camp Event Hall making wedding arrangements for about a week when, suddenly, the owner of the Booneville, Miss., business sent them a message: They would not be allowed to get married at the venue after all “because of (the venue’s) beliefs.”

When Welch learned that her brother, who is black, would not be allowed to rent Boone’s Camp to marry his fiancée, who is a white woman, she said she drove to the venue herself and asked why. There, she filmed what she says is an encounter with a woman who works for Boone’s Camp

“First of all, we don’t do gay weddings or mixed race, because of our Christian race—I mean, our Christian belief,” the woman tells Welch in the video.

“Okay, we’re Christians as well,” Welch replies.

“Yes ma’am,” the woman says.

“So, what in the Bible tells you that—?,” Welch beings to ask, before getting cut off by the apparent Boone’s camp employee.

“Well, I don’t want to argue my faith,” the woman says.

“No, that’s fine,” Welch replies.

“We just don’t participate,” the woman says.

“Okay,” Welch responds.

“We just choose not to,” the woman continues.

“Okay. So that’s your Christian belief, right?,” Welch asks.

“Yes ma’am.”

Welch says she believes the venue found out her brother and his fiancée, whose names she has not provided to DSV, through Facebook.

“The owner took a look at my brother’s fiancée’s page and wrote her back to say they won’t be able to get married there because of her beliefs,” Welch told DSV. “He told my mom and she contacted the owner through messenger to only get a ‘seen’ with no reply. That’s when I took it upon myself to go get clarification on her beliefs.”

Just a reminder that religion is a one size fits all excuse for bigotry. 

This woman could have used the same excuse to reject members of the gay community, divorcees, and probably even liberals.

 And the draconian laws in Mississippi would support their right to do it. 

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  1. Anonymous September 3, 2019 at 6:18 am

    It is a private business. Go somewhere else. They don’t get your business. Problem solved.

    • Whatevs September 3, 2019 at 12:06 pm

      Nope. Taxes pay for all sorts of things that business enjoys – roads, fire protection, the government that grants its license. If you open a business on the public square, you admit “the public” Each and every member of that public has a right to be there and farily receive the services of that business for the price. If you don’t want to serve “the public” then open a private club. Require membership. But of course, you can’t be a “for-profit” entity that way.

      • Anonymous September 3, 2019 at 8:06 pm

        That is certainly an opinion and not a fact whatevs. If the government determines how you do business, why open a business?

        Guess you are a communist. No shortage of your type these days on our shores. Freedom as YOU determine right lol?

        You will lose the freedom battle. Hardworking freedom always wins in this country despite lazy communist types like yourself that just want to suck off the tit of the hard work of others. Did you cash your unemployment check yet this month?

  2. Rick September 3, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Curious if they’d do a mixed race wedding between a German and and Irish person. or a Japanese and a Korean……. or an unmixed wedding between two African Americans.

  3. Anonymous September 3, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Roy Moore must be so proud.

  4. puck September 3, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    i guess God didn’t make black, brown, red, or yellow people. these white people might want to check their family background. there is a lot of “white” people who have Native America or African American in their bloodlines. the futher back you go the more likely.

  5. Maureen September 3, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    It would seem to me-given a Catholic education through college-this is not a Christian view but the view of an ‘Old Testementor.’ There is nothing Christ-like about her belief, granted she gets her belief, it’s just not Christian.

  6. Anonymous September 4, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    But I’ll bet she wears cotton/polyester and eats shrimp cocktail. Nothing like the hypocrisy and bigotry of the truly faithful in their ability to graze the Bible.

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