Iowa Venue Refuses to Host Gay Wedding

Iowa Venue Refuses to Host Gay Wedding

There are 10 comments on the Advocate story from Aug 8, 2013, titled Iowa Venue Refuses to Host Gay Wedding. In it, Advocate reports that:

Owners at The Gortz Haus in Grimes, Iowa, refused to serve as the venue for a gay couple's wedding, citing their religious beliefs, according to KCCI News in Des Moines.

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commenters

Knoxville, TN

#1 Aug 9, 2013
"After Dick realized that it would be a gay ceremony, he told the couple that they would not be able to hold their nuptials at the establishment — and that’s when the controversy erupted."

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Aug 9, 2013
Is there an associated news story with this ?
commenters

Knoxville, TN

#3 Aug 9, 2013
"The family shared some of the e-mail responses they’ve received with TheBlaze. And the contents weren’t pretty."

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#4 Aug 9, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Is there an associated news story with this ?
There is, but since the idiot from Tennessee is commenting on stories he's cruising from the news wire of the gay/lesbian forum, he's running into a bug that they haven't been able to fix.

http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/201...

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#5 Aug 9, 2013
IF the owners of a business claim they won't serve LGBT people because of their religious beliefs, and claim they should not be subject to legal sanctions because of their religious beliefs, then would they make the same claim about them refusing to serve non-Christian people, such as Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists as well ?

In the time of Jesus of Nazareth, the Romans were pagans. Yet, when a Roman centurion came to Jesus and asked Him for help, Jesus did not say that He could not help him because he was of a different religious faith, or that being a pagan was offensive to Him, or that paganism was evil. Instead, Jesus told the centurion that He should take Him to his house so that he could cure his servant (or slave).

So, regarding this Iowa business, WWJD ?
commenters

Knoxville, TN

#6 Aug 9, 2013
"One angry e-mail said that the family is “finished” and “doomed.”“You are mean, rude, selfish, mother f***er racist sons of b**ches from hell,” it read, with the writer later adding,“F**k you, f**k your God, f**k your religion.” Another person who goes by the name “Micky” wrote,“Betty, you’re very old and almost dead. How do you both feel, knowing that America, and the world, will be a better place without you?“"
commenters

Knoxville, TN

#7 Aug 9, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Is there an associated news story with this ?
The story and quotes are from here:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/09/mo...

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#8 Aug 9, 2013
When will these people learn.....if you are a PUBLIC business......either you SERVE ALL for weddings or you serve NONE.......and just like the photographer, florist, cake decorators and other PUBLIC businesses......she will lose and suffer the consequences!!!

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#10 Aug 10, 2013
While some of the reported reactions are way over the top. If the business owners hadn't chosen to discriminate in the first place, they never would have heard from the angry loons, now would they?
Besara

Omaha, NE

#12 Aug 12, 2013
commenters wrote:
"One angry e-mail said that the family is “finished” and “doomed.”“You are mean, rude, selfish, mother f***er racist sons of b**ches from hell,” it read, with the writer later adding,“F**k you, f**k your God, f**k your religion.” Another person who goes by the name “Micky” wrote,“Betty, you’re very old and almost dead. How do you both feel, knowing that America, and the world, will be a better place without you?“"
Typical intolerant a-holes

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