A “Christian” couple, Bob and Genie Flournoy of East Texas, own a wedding venue and decided to go for that “Look at me, I’m a bigot!” moment by taking out an advertisement in a local newspaper to announce that they will not allow same-sex weddings.
“Our Christian faith demands that we not participate in same-sex, transgender or any other perversion of marriage,” the ad states. “If you disagree with our stance on marriage, please respect our Christian belief and have your wedding elsewhere.”
We suppose Kim Davis got her 15 minutes in the spotlight, so this couple wants a slice of that, too. How did that photo-op work out for Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz?
LGBTQ Nation reports:
Mr. Flournoy is the owner of Texas Forest Country Weddings, a bed and breakfast venue in Manning, Texas, that features a mansion, a lodge, acres upon acres of beautiful land, and the online equivalent of a big “You’re Not Welcome” sign to LGBTQ couples.
Flournoy posted on his website that the property handed down from his father “gives us a ministry to provide rest, relaxation and renewal to weary folks and a great place for a man and a woman to begin a wonderful life together.
“I love Manning and you will too. I am anxious to share it with all who will come and experience this place that I call home.”
“All who will come,” however, does not include gays or trans people who want to wed there. Flournoy cited the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision on marriage in a recent post about his decision.
According to Flournoy, the Supreme Court decision allowing same sex couples to legally marry “is the single most destructive decision of good order in America that has ever been rendered.” Sure, it’s not poverty even though that’s mentioned in the Bible up to 2,000 times. It’s the gays, because homosexuality is mentioned only 7 times and none of those verses are associated with Jesus. I don’t mean to lecture Mr. Christian about brotherly love but he does seem confused.
“It is contrary to the explicit admonitions of God and as a result we can no longer expect the blessings of God upon this Nation,” he writes.
“We don’t turn away gays at the property, we just don’t host same-sex marriage ceremonies,” said a spokesperson for the venue in response to questions from LGBTQ Nation. When pressed to clarify why transgender Americans who are straight and engaged to marry heterosexuals would be excluded from booking a wedding at Texas Forest, the unnamed spokesperson responded, “We book traditional heterosexual weddings. Pretty simple.”
Well God was mad at the Flournoys because their site appears to be down. Mr. Flournoy, it’s not ‘same-sex marriage’ anymore. It’s now just called ‘marriage.’
We’re sure Mr. Flournoy ordered that ad while wearing blended fabric. SMH.
Featured image via Texas Forest Country Weddings.