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« on: September 24, 2017, 12:57:30 AM »
Death Threats Shut Down Bridal Shop Over Refusal To Serve Lesbian Wedding

Threats of violence against the owners of a Pennsylvania Bridal shop over their religious objection to LGBT marriage have caused the shop to shut down.

The co-owner of W.W. Bridal Boutique, Victoria Miller, said the shop would only be taking appointments and would not be open for walk-ins due to threats against Miller and the shop for their refusal to serve a lesbian couple July 8, according to The Christian Post (CP). LGBT advocates criticized the shop in 2014 for their policy of not accommodating LGBT weddings according to their Christian beliefs. This time the situation escalated, according to a voicemail provided to CP by Rich Penkoski, a pastor who is assisting the owners of the shop at this time.

Miller said the owners of the shop simply wished to operate according to their religious conscience and were happy to serve members of the LGBT community in any way that did not include marriage.

My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me....That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave."
Stonewall Jackson