A Mississippi Event Space Cancelled An Interracial Wedding Because They Don't Do 'Gay Weddings Or Mixed Race'

A Mississippi Event Space Cancelled An Interracial Wedding Because They Don't Do 'Gay Weddings Or Mixed Race'

While it is true that they have not done anything illegeal but the fact that such practices still exist is a grave cause for concern.

Boone’s Camp Event Hall, an event space in Mississippi has canceled the reservation for a wedding once they found out that the groom was a black man and the bride, a white woman. The groom's sister LaKambria Welch posted the reason being offered by the venue for cancellation has raised concerns about such practices.

Mississippi Legislature had, in 2016, passed the 'religious freedom' law which allowed people to refuse services to clients, including LGBTQ clients, based on their religious faith about marriages and gender. While this law was initially struck down in the federal court, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court Of Appeals allowed the law to stand. As it stands today, the event venue didn't do anything illegal but such policies do have a human impact.

Welch, the groom's sister, spoke to the woman who clarified the venue's policy. In the video, she could be heard saying, “First of all, we don’t do gay weddings or mixed race, because of our Christian race—I mean, our Christian belief.” Welch responds by saying, “Okay, we’re Christians as well.” To this, the woman agrees, “Yes ma’am.” 

Welch then talks about the Bible saying, “So, what in the Bible tells you that—” when the woman cuts her off saying,  “Well, I don’t want to argue my faith.”  The entire conversation was caught in the camera and shared by Welch and has since then been talked about on social media. 



 

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