Mennonite Couple Pays Settlement, Stops Hosting Weddings After Discrimination Complaint

Gortz Haus Gallery wsGRIMES, Iowa — A Mennonite couple has paid a $5,000 settlement and has decided to discontinue hosting all weddings at their church-turned-art gallery after they became the subject of a discrimination complaint two years ago.

As previously reported, Dick and Betty Odgaard operate The Gortz Haus Gallery, a bistro, floral and arts shop, and wedding facility in Grimes, Iowa. The location formerly served as a Lutheran church for over 60 years, and has been a popular location for couples to tie the knot.

According to reports, Lee Stafford and his partner Jared visited the The Gortz Haus Gallery in 2013 to obtain information about using the facility for their upcoming ceremony. However, when Dick Odgaard realized that the men were seeking to use the premises to host a homosexual “wedding,” he informed them that the venue does not host same-sex ceremonies. His wife Betty explained to local television station KCCI that the company policy reflects their Christian faith.

“That decision is based on our religious beliefs,” she stated. “And we want to honor that. We want people to know that is our stand, [which] comes from our faith and convictions, and I think we should stand by those [convictions] no matter what.”

Betty also told reporters that she advised the men that she and her husband would be willing to provide other services, such as offering flowers or cake, but that Stafford and his partner could not exchange vows on the premises.

“I would serve them in every other way; we simply don’t want to take part. … It just comes down to that final line of taking their vows in our facility,” she told reporter Billy Hallowell. “I do not hate these people and they have the right to do what they want to do under the law and in humanity.”

Same-sex “marriage” was legalized in Iowa in 2009 via a unanimous decision by the state Supreme Court.

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After word of the incident at The Gortz Haus Gallery became public knowledge, the couple began receiving hateful emails.

“You are mean, rude, selfish, [expletive] racist sons of [expletive] from Hell,” one message stated. “[Expletive] your God. [Expletive] your religion.”

“Betty, you’re very old and almost dead,” another email read. “How do you both feel knowing that America and the world will be a better place without you?”

Stafford and his partner soon filed a formal complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, alleging that The Gortz Haus Gallery violated state law by declining to facilitate their same-sex ceremony. The Odgaards then filed a counter lawsuit against the Civil Rights Commission in an effort to avoid being forced to host same-sex ceremonies against their faith.

Now, reports explain that the Odgaards agreed to a settlement in December, paying the homosexual men $5,000 for the incident and agreeing not to discriminate in the future—although the settlement also allowed them to deny any wrongdoing. The Odgaards also dropped their counter suit.

However, the couple has now discontinued hosting weddings at their facility altogether because of the matter.

“Our faith hasn’t changed,” Betty Odgaard told the Des Moines Register last week. “Of course, it’s kind of a crushing blow because that’s a major part of our business and weddings are so absolutely gorgeous in that place.”

Odgaard says she is concerned for the future of her business without the wedding income, but had stated in 2013 that she would “sooner shut down the gallery than violate [her] beliefs.”


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  • Badkey

    That’s how public accommodations laws work.

    Those who choose to follow a religion are protected by identical laws… at the FEDERAL level from the Civil Rights Act. There is zero reason to expect other citizens aren’t given the same protections.

    It would be just as much a violation of law had they refused a wedding at their venue for a Muslim or a Hindu.

    I don’t understand the hypocrisy. The answer is to end ALL public accommodations laws, but folks angry at seeing them granted to gay citizens don’t seem to be very active in trying to do so. Why is that?

  • Steve S

    Same-sex “marriage” is not legal in Iowa or any other state. The state Supreme Courts have been over-ruled by a higher (heavenly) Court. Moreover, the First Amendment states clearly: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,…” It has been an established religious truth for nearly 6 thousand years that marriage is between one man and one woman, period. “We ought to obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29

    • Badkey

      Your “heavenly” court is meaningless in US civil law.

      Again, this would be JUST the same way had they denied a Muslim or Hindu. That is the nature of public accommodations laws, and the first amendment has never been just grounds to get around them.

      You obey your god all you wish, but if it clashes with civil law, you get the consequences.

      • Steve S

        Again, same-sex marriage is illegal according to the First Amendment, so “public accommodation laws” forcing private businesses to violate their religious convictions are also illegal.

        Marbury v. Madison (1803). Any law which is unconstitutional is null and void.

        Just because activist Judges can’t seem to master 8th grade level reading comprehension, doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t either.

        • Badkey

          ROFLOL!

          Where’s the court that supports that nonsense?

          Marriage is a civil contract that doesn’t require your god. Your declaration is one of abject hysteria and ignorance.

          • Stephen Oberman

            If it is a civil contract then why do you demand a church or faith facility for your civil contract?

          • thoughtsfromflorida

            “why do you demand a church or faith facility for your civil contract?”

            Who is making such a demand? No church is required to perform a wedding involving two people of the same gender.

            What are you referring to when you say “faith facility”?

        • thoughtsfromflorida

          “Again, same-sex marriage is illegal according to the First Amendment”

          What portion of First Amendment states that same-sex marriage is illegal?

      • Fundisi

        We can only pity you for your opposing God by standing against these Christians and for these sexually deviant people and their allies; as one day and that not far away, you will face God and then what of your civil rights laws, will God bow to your evil laws or will He judge such evil doers?

        • Badkey

          I’m not standing against them, I’m standing against hypocrisy.

      • Thomas W. Cella

        In the event Man’s law violates God’s law then I will choose to follow God’s la without a second thought! 😀

        https://carm.org/shall-we-obey-gods-law-or-human-law

    • thoughtsfromflorida

      “Same-sex “marriage” is not legal in Iowa or any other state. ”

      Apparently you just climbed out from under a rock and are not aware of recent changes in the law. Do try to catch up, dear.

  • Terry Roll

    It is their property. Last time I checked it was a free country.

    • Badkey

      Civil Rights Act gives those who choose to follow religion the exact same public accommodations laws.

      Why is that OK and this is not?

      • Terry Roll

        I am arguing in defense of the Christians. It is their property. If they choose not to do business on account of their religion, that is their right.

        • Badkey

          I’m arguing that if the christians get public accommodations protections from the civil rights act, state law that grants the exact same protections to gay citizens is perfectly valid.

          • Gary

            I would end all laws that try to force private citizens into associations that they don’t want.

          • Badkey

            Then why complain about this case rather than work to end such laws?

          • Gary

            I am working to end such laws.

          • Badkey

            Good! You have my full support.

          • Corey Christian

            It’s easy to feel that way when you are part of the privileged majority in this country. But we have anti-discrimination laws for a reason in this country, and luckily in trying to remove them you are part of a very small minority.

          • Gary

            How can I be a part of the privileged majority and also part of a very small minority?

          • Corey Christian

            Christians aren’t a small minority in this country, fortunately most are sane enough to realize the law should not be a “christian law” as many on this forum seem to believe.

          • Gary

            What religion should be used to tell if laws are moral?

        • Corey Christian

          Actually it’s not there right, when you start a business with a public front you are not allowed to descriminate.

    • Karen Hollenbeck

      Free? Not any longer.

      • Badkey

        True, we really lost freedom with the Civil Rights Act and it’s special rights for religious persons (among others).

  • Michael Castner

    I j7st dont understand why gay people would want to start their lives together under a religion that obviously hates them.

    • Gary

      I have wondered the same thing. God condemns homosexuals, so why do they want to have anything to do with God?

      • Corey Christian

        I have always wondered if God condemns homosexuals why has he made them in almost all forms of nature?

        • Gary

          Homosexual behavior in people is always a choice. God won’t allow them to blame it on Him.

          • Badkey

            Darlin, your religion is nothing but a choice.

          • Gary

            OK.

          • Corey Christian

            Religion is a choice, sexual orientation is not. I have seen it in 10 year old’s, and trust me after hearing some of the horror stories my LGBTQ friends have shared with me (likely not even some of the worst) it’s not a life style anyone would choose in America.

          • Gary

            Sexual orientation has nothing to do with behavior. Homosexual behavior is always a choice and the sole responsibility of those who choose it.

    • Corey Christian

      That location is an art museum not a church, it seems like a very valid spot to want to start their marriage together at.

      • Michael Castner

        Yes,of course,people have a right.Im just saying if it were me,and i were gay,i wouldnt want to be married by people who believe my union is sinful.

        • Corey Christian

          They aren’t getting married by them though just at their museum, I would assume the person conducting their marriage is fully aware and supports their union.

  • Rey G

    It seems they didn’t want to ask for help from ACLJ or other christian defenders of the faith

  • Gary

    Sodomites are so kind and tolerant.

    • Badkey

      Like Gary!

      • Gary

        But I’m the one who is always accused of being intolerant when my enemies are just as intolerant, if not more so.

        • Corey Christian

          Probably because you refer to them as “Sodomites” (which includes most straight people by the way)

          • Gary

            I would use other terms, but the censor might not allow it.

          • Corey Christian

            You were just asking why people consider you intolerant, I think your posts are pretty self evident on the topic though, if you don’t understand that you likely never will, but enjoy the bigot label you earn it.

          • Gary

            I don’t mind if people think I am intolerant because I really am. What I mind is that others who are equally intolerant claim they are not.

          • Corey Christian

            not tolerating intolerance doesn’t make someone intolerant. That is the difference I think.

            Take this story and gay marriage in general, it’s not intolerant to expect equal rights. It would be intolerant for them to expect/be against an individual who thinks what ever, personally I and many don’t care what you think, what we care about is equality within the law.

          • Gary

            LOL. I don’t care what you think. You are either a kwier, or a kwier enabler, which is just as bad. Go to Hell.

          • Badkey

            There’s that Gary I love so much! Thanks Gary! Your numbers dwindle more and more, day by day thanks to people like you!

          • Gary

            You mean in order to be popular, I have to endorse homosexuality? I’d rather be unpopular and right with God. The majority of mankind will wind up in Hell.

          • Badkey

            It has nothing to do with popularity, Gary… the smaller the number of people following your religion, the less power it has in our culture.

            This is a great thing.

            You just keep doing what you’re doing.

          • Gary

            I plan to. And more.

            Are you a kwier, or a kwier enabler?

          • Terry Roll

            Losen the tin foil hat. You sound like a member of a cult…ow wait, you are in a cult.

    • thoughtsfromflorida

      How is it unkind and intolerant to expect a business to follow the law?

  • Fundisi

    For any Christian, it is better to obey God than man, no matter the consequences imposed by this evil world. For these people, those whom honor God, God will honor them (I Samuel 2:30) Yet, it also says those that despise God He will lightly esteem. These gays, this Civil Rights Commission and the State may have won this dastardly case today, but one day they will face the Judge of all the earth, to the Christians involved will come great honor before the King, while all those that stood with evil against them, God will harshly judge.

    • Corey Christian

      While god may not turn them away, I have a feeling Jesus will.

  • Guest

    The Gaystappo strikes again. If you are not with them, they will not just boycott your business, they will seek to end your way of life.

    • Corey Christian

      Only if your way of life is running a bigoted company that discriminates against them.

      • Oboehner

        I suppose you would want them to allow pedophiles in as well – wouldn’t want to be bigoted!

        • Badkey

          Comparing law-abiding, consenting adults to those that would victimize children marks you with the brand ID10T.

          • Oboehner

            Perversion is perversion, even sodomites victimizing each other.

          • Badkey

            Wow. I like you. You help my side.

            And folks wonder why church attendance is falling like the Hindenburg! Wow…

        • Corey Christian

          Children aren’t allowed to consent under the law, though based on your book I guess allowing 12 year old children to marry would be within your beliefs.

          • Oboehner

            The law used to state sodomy was a crime as well, you still didn’t answer the question.

          • Badkey

            Legal consent is too complicated for you, ain’t it?

            You poor thing.

          • Oboehner

            Tell Jared, I’m sure trigger didn’t mind.

          • Badkey

            Oh, you poor dear. You really do have the dumbs, don’t you?

          • Oboehner

            Not-so colorful admittance you have nothing.

          • Badkey

            What do I need?

            It’s you who lacks an understanding of consent in the legal sense, not me.

          • Oboehner

            There is much you apparently don’t know.

          • Badkey

            Do you have anything relevant to the story at hand?

            Anything?

          • Oboehner

            I have, you just refuse to see it.

          • Badkey

            Now, you lie. You’ve posted nothing but hearsay. Not one shred of evidence.

          • Corey Christian

            Actually I did, children can’t consent or sign a legal contract so there is no need to be concerned with it, but yes I find the pedophiles (funny most of them have been coming from the church in recent years), if you find enough idiots willing to overturn that fact I will stand with you in support against that.

          • Oboehner

            They found enough idiots willing to overturn the fact that “gay” is a lifestyle choice, and there is a growing faction that is working on changing the legal sanding of pedophilia as well.

          • Badkey

            LOL!

            BE AFRAID!!! ALWAYS BE AFRAID!!! — The fundy mantra.

            Good grief. You make bunny sad.

          • Oboehner

            Love the asinine nonsensical reply – too bad it changes nothing, marian.

          • Badkey

            So… what are you changing?

            Gay marriage starts in Alabama on Feb. 9th… did you change that?

          • Oboehner

            Let the perversion flood gates open!

          • Corey Christian

            “Growing” The only ones pushing the pedophilia agenda are those that use it as a beating stick against gay marriage.

          • Oboehner

            B4Uact

  • TheBBP

    Intollerance strikes again. If you are not with them, they will not just boycott your business, they will seek to end your way of life.

    • Badkey

      Then why should religious people get the EXACT SAME public accommodations protections from the Civil Rights Act?

      • TheBBP

        Why do gays get to step on freedom of religion while they claim civil rights? There are gay advocacy groups who actively seek to out and destroy Christian businesses. But you are right, that door does swing both ways. http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/baker-faces-complaint-refusing-anti-gay-message-cake-28394429

        I hope that we see more of that and I hope that these intolerant businesses are forced to change or close down.

        • Badkey

          Why do christians get the exact same public accommodations laws and complain about others having them?

          I urge you to provide proof of anyone actively seeking out a christian business (like the fundy sought out the bakery in Colorado and then sued). Evidence please.

          Hypocrisy, thy name is fundy.

          • Oboehner

            Read the story? This scenario happens way too often to claim anything else, those sodomites knew full well the owners did not share their views.

          • Badkey

            Where in the story does it say they knew ahead of their visit that they would be denied?

          • Oboehner

            If they don’t live under a rock, they knew – there is precedence a-plenty.

          • Badkey

            Oh, I see.

            Hearsay.

            AKA lies. Got it.

          • Oboehner

            Perhaps if you crawled out from underneath your rock and did some web searching instead of just making asinine statements…

          • Badkey

            I have… and there is no evidence that they knew they’d be declined before they went.

          • Oboehner

            “If they don’t live under a rock, they knew – there is precedence a-plenty.”

            Precedence = evidence, if it happened several times before, it will more than likely happen again.

          • Badkey

            No, there’s not.

            There is no evidence these guys went there just to be refused. That is nothing more than your made-up version.

          • Oboehner

            There is more evidence they went there to stir up trouble than there is they did not. Denial (“No, there’s not.”) doesn’t change that.

          • Badkey

            No. There exists no source to that supports that notion.

            It’s just want you wish to see.

            Your lying about it doesn’t change that.

          • Oboehner

            It’s just want you wish to see.
            Your lying about it doesn’t change that.

          • Badkey

            Oh sugar, if there were, you’d post it.

            But there isn’t. So you won’t.

          • Oboehner

            Back atcha.

          • Badkey

            What?

            What do you expect me to post?! I’ve not stated that there is anything to post. I’ve stated the OPPOSITE. There is no proof of collusion in this at all, so there’s nothing for me to post!

            Wow…

          • thoughtsfromflorida

            “There is more evidence they went there to stir up trouble than there is they did not.”

            What evidence is that?

          • Oboehner

            Precedence = evidence, if it happened several times before, it will more than likely happen again.

          • thoughtsfromflorida

            ” those sodomites knew full well the owners did not share their views.”

            How is that relevant to public accommodation laws?

          • Oboehner

            “Public accommodation” laws are handy for stomping out opposition and making them pay.

          • thoughtsfromflorida

            “are handy for stomping out opposition and making them pay.”

            Hyperbole. People are free to oppose or support whatever they care to. In the cartoon you provided, the owner would be free to turn away the customers, because political beliefs are not a covered category.

          • Oboehner

            However sexual perversion is.

          • thoughtsfromflorida

            In some places it is illegal to discrimination based upon sexuality – which covers both homo and hetero. In others it is not. Regarding “perversion”, that is a matter of opinion. There is no law which states that sexual perversion is a protected category. Your statement is false.

          • Oboehner

            “There is no law which states that sexual perversion is a protected category.” Then there is no problem with the hiring practices.

          • thoughtsfromflorida

            If sexuality is a covered category and decisions on hiring are made based upon sexuality, then yes, that is a violation of the law. In addition, an employer is not allowed to inquire about the sexual practices of a candidate.

          • Oboehner

            Gosh darn it, daycare center ought to start hiring pedophiles then, after all being “minor attracted” is as much sexuality as sodomy. After all we mustn’t be allowed to inquire about the sexual practices of a candidate.

          • thoughtsfromflorida

            “Gosh darn it, daycare center ought to start hiring pedophiles”

            I think that would be unwise, but you are certainly free to support it if you care to.

            “After all we mustn’t be allowed to inquire about the sexual practices of a candidate.”

            Not being allowed to inquire as to an employee’s sexual conduct is not allowed unless the employee’s job duties include sexual conduct.

            Your attempt to tie legally valid pre-employment questions to the idea that daycare centers should start hiring pedophiles, is nothing more than a ridiculous attempt at sarcasm.

          • Oboehner

            “I think that would be unwise”
            “decisions on hiring are made based upon sexuality, then yes, that is a violation of the law.”
            Not so much sarcasm as illustrating the absurd.

          • thoughtsfromflorida

            Well we certainly agree that your comment was absurd.

          • Oboehner

            Sandbox mentality.

          • thoughtsfromflorida

            Again, agreed.

        • Corey Christian

          This place is not a church any longer, they aren’t stepping on anything as this isn’t a religious property any longer, when you start a business your business doesn’t get all the rights of an individual.

        • thoughtsfromflorida

          “Why do gays get to step on freedom of religion”

          The constitution provides protections against laws being passed which PROHIBIT expression of religious belief. That does not mean that a person has the right to express their religious belief in any way, at any time, and in any setting they care to.

      • Gary

        They should not. Everyone should be free to choose their own associations.

        • Badkey

          I agree… but that isn’t the reality of law, is it?

          • Gary

            Sadly, no.

        • Corey Christian

          I guess then if slaves aren’t against your religion you should be able to have them as well right? Do you realize how dumb you sound?

          • Oboehner

            I think you just fell off the extreme absurdity map.

          • Corey Christian

            Funny as some people were using the same argument back then of why slavery should be legal, interracial marriages blocked… the list goes on and on, and historically human/civil rights have always trumped religious belief in this country. Or just wait until some other religion you don’t like becomes the majority shria law anyone?

          • Oboehner

            Further and further you go.

          • Gary

            How could I have a slave if everyone gets to choose their own associations?

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Haha – another slam dunk, Gary!

    • thoughtsfromflorida

      “they will seek to end your way of life.”

      Well at least you didn’t resort to hyperbole and outright lies to make your point.

  • alnga

    Funny how a law comes into being by a state supreme court decision unanimous or not.. This should have been by the people of the state. The court should have no say over the vote of the majority is in.

    • Corey Christian

      You must think we are living in a country where the citizens decide everything, fortunately our founding forefathers did’t agree with you and thought the minority groups in this country need the courts to protect them from mob rule.

  • Badkey

    AWESOME news!!! The 11th Circuit has DENIED a stay extension in Alabama!!! Woo hoo!!! Life just KEEPS getting better and better!!!

    • Gary

      The legalization of perversion is not something to celebrate.

      • Badkey

        “Perversion” is just your opinion. I don’t agree.

        • Gary

          God’s opinion. And the opinion of all Christians.

          • Badkey

            God is only your choice. I don’t agree.

            PS: Not all christians feel that way… only christians you agree with. And before you say “they’re not christians”… No true scotsman fallacy.

          • Gary

            Then you disagree with God. Good luck with that.

            If a professed atheist claimed they believe God exists, can they still be an atheist? Or would that be a no true Scotsman fallacy?

          • Badkey

            No, I disagree with you. You don’t get to decide what interpretation of the bible is real for everyone. That’s the nature of blind faith.

          • Gary

            The Bible does not give people the option of moral or immoral homosexuality.

          • thoughtsfromflorida

            “God’s opinion.”

            More accurately – what you have chosen to believe is God’s opinion. Unless you are God, you can’t know for certain what his opinion is. Are you God, Gary?

          • Gary

            God’s opinion about homosexuals is written in the Bible.

          • thoughtsfromflorida

            That is what you have chosen to believe. Unless you are God, you cannot know for certain what his opinion is. I’ll ask again: Are you God, Gary?

          • Oboehner

            “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Leviticus 20:13

          • thoughtsfromflorida

            Again, you have chosen to believe that the Bible contains God’s opinion. Your choosing to believe that is true does not make it definitively true. The only way to be certain about God’s opinion is if you are God. Are you God, Oboehner?

          • Oboehner

            “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” 2 Timothy 3:16

          • thoughtsfromflorida

            So you are suggesting that if the author of something states that what he wrote comes from God, then it becomes fact that it did come from God. Therefore, all religions are true, because all claim they came from God. Further, if J.K. Rawlings states that Harry Potter came from God, then Hogwarts actually does exist.

            Yes, that makes total sense.

          • Oboehner

            “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18

          • thoughtsfromflorida

            How is that relevant to the discussion?

  • Linda

    This is too much. Stand firm. Stand on the word of God and take the case to the courts of heaven in Jesus name. Justice be served. God bless people who want to stand by Gods word. God help people who are lost in perverted ways from hell and help them be delivered in Jesus. Bind of the works of Satan in Jesus name amen.

    • Corey Christian

      Funny as Jesus wouldn’t discriminate against anyone.

      • Gary

        Jesus discriminates against everyone who refuses to follow him. He has discriminated against everyone who is now in Hell.

        • Badkey

          In Michigan? By bus, car, train, or plane?

        • Bob Burke

          No one is in Hell, the dead know nothing – the time of resurrection and judgement is yet to come.

          • Gary

            According to the Bible, the unbelieving dead are in Hell now.

          • Bob Burke

            Jesus spoke in a parable about the law but it was just that. The bible says the dead know nothing. Hell destroys body and soul, there will be no human souls in hell for long.

          • Gary

            The Bible does not say sinners will be burned up. Read Luke 16:19-31, which is not a parable.

          • Bob Burke

            Yes an allegorical tale to illustrate to the listening Pharisees how their actions will lead to a reversal of fortunes after death. We know from Psalm:37:20 that “the wicked shall perish [not be tortured forever in hell]…Into smoke they shall vanish away.”

          • Gary

            It is not an allegory. It is a story that involves real people mentioned by name.

            The important thing about Hell is that it is a place of punishment for sins. God is the judge of what that punishment will be, and how severe it will be and how long it will last. I thank God I don’t have to go, or wonder whether I will be “burned up” or how long that will take.

          • Bob Burke

            More hope to God, but no it is an allegory. And the punishment for sin is not getting eternal life. The idea that everyone’s soul last eternally is a Hellenic corruption.

          • Gary

            I disagree.

          • Bob Burke

            I don’t care. Worrying about it is like wasting time arguing how many angels can dance on the head of d pin. Has nothing to do with our task as Christians and we will know the facts soon enough in detail beyond mortal comprehension.

  • Linda

    Rebuke this evilness Lord and show the world. I pray they appeal in Jesus name amen.

  • redlady763

    More intolerant, vindictive hate from the hateful, intolerant, hypocrites on the left. Disgusting.

    • thoughtsfromflorida

      What is intolerant and hateful about requiring a business to follow the law?

      • Gary

        It is bad law. It tries to force people into associations they do not want.

        • thoughtsfromflorida

          You are certainly entitled to your opinion regarding anti-discrimination laws. But no, it does not “force” people into associations they do not want, as is clearly shown in the this story. The business decided to stop offering certain services, and thus are not required to associate with those they do not want to associate with.

  • Wilma Rose Smith

    I believe these Gay people want to shove thier sins down our throats. And to try to make us offend our father God they are a bunch of misfits that need to. take thier unnatural affections and be placed everyone of them from all parts of the world on an island secured there , and left there . Then see what God does for them . They want to make Christians accept them thier iniquities , abominations and make our lands desolate. And involve good God fearing people in thier sinful misguided ways . O I was born this way . (“Ahhh Oh no there sissy . Or Lizzy. Friend snapping fingers here listen up all you all . <> :God didn’t make you that gay you think you are , there’s something living inside of you…….something only God can get out of you that’s ……. whats up Satan ..that’s why you want to sue Christians and make them come to your sick ways …… ahhh didn’t you know stupid people yout demon possessed…. that’s why you can’t file a peace with anyone that don’t accept your ways .. so stop pushing on Christians .and push towards Christ’s forgiveness and his deliverance your hell bound . God never intended for this sin it’s against nature . Even two screws can’t secure without a bolt dummies all dummies and you want the world to follow your perversion ……wow .)

  • Gary

    We need to be creative in finding ways to make homosexuals and their enablers not want to do business with us.

  • http://www.engardehealth.com/ Roberta Gabor

    I read some of the hateful letters written to this couple. It seems to me that they have perfectly described themselves.

  • Dr. Dee Tee

    maybe we should execute homosexuals like God said to do. aren’t they lucky that modern christians do not follow that part of the command

  • thoughtsfromflorida

    The law says they can’t turn away a couple based solely upon the couple being of the same gender. They don’t want to hold weddings at their business that involve two people of the same gender. They make the decision that their business will no long host weddings.

    Problem solved.