Wedding Venue Places Newspaper Ad Saying it Will Not Host Same-Sex Weddings
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Aug 31
The Christian owners of Texas Forest Country Weddings, a bed and breakfast and wedding venue, reportedly placed an ad in their local newspaper informing same-sex couples to hold their weddings elsewhere. Christian Today reports that owners Bob and Genie Flournoy have decided to only host biblical marriages due to their Christian beliefs.
The ad read, "Our Christian faith demands that we not participate in same-sex, transgender or any other perversion of marriage. If you disagree with our stance on marriage, please respect our Christian belief and have your wedding elsewhere."
Bob Flournoy, a Christian lawyer said, "My wife and I have been placed in a situation where we face the choice of giving up the freedom by which God has made us free or bow down to the ungodly and perverse conduct of those who want to marry the same sex or claim they are some sex other than what God made them to be. We have decided that we must obey God rather than man, regardless of the consequences here on earth."
He called on Christians to follow his lead and take a stand for what they believe in.
“Please wake up and begin to stand up. Together we can remain the land of the free when we prove that we are the home of the brave,” he said.
Publication date: August 31, 2016