Est. May 2008

23 May, 2015

It's the Thought that Counts

A Christian jeweler in Canada is under fire for providing service to a lesbian couple by making a pair of custom wedding rings for their same-sex 'wedding'.

Yes, you read that right.

The couple asked the jeweler to make a pair of customized rings for their nuptials.  He agreed, knowing the rings were for a homosexual marriage.  The design was decided on, down-payment made, lesbians left the shop happy; in fact, 'They [the store owner] were great to work with.  They seemed to have no issues.  They knew the two of us were a same-sex couple'.

But then a friend, who'd they'd referred to the jeweler 'to purchase a ring for his girlfriend', sent them a picture of a sign posted in the store which read, 'The sanctity of marriage is under attack.  Let's keep marriage between a man and a woman'.  The lesbians 'had no idea about the sign up until that point', either.

Suddenly, the 'bands now seem tainted'. 

They returned to the store and demanded their money back.  Not because of poor service, not because of poor craftsmanship, but because the store owner had the unmitigated temerity to profess his beliefs in a business setting; after all, 'I have no issues with them believing in what they believe in.  I think everyone's entitled to their own opinion.  But I don't think they should put their personal beliefs inside their businesses,' according to one of the lesbians (emphasis mine).

Oh, but she does have issues with their beliefs, because she doesn't think they ought to bring their beliefs to work with them.  And she doesn't, in fact, think everyone's entitled to their own opinions, since, again, they're not entitled to them when they're at work.

And, of course, as is the case with things like this, the owner of the store has received plenty of threats to his business since the lesbians had their feelings hurt; 'I had to shut down the Facebook page because of so many hate emails and phone calls and just, really nasty stuff,' the owner said.

This gentleman, like so many others, has been forced to yield financially to the forces of the Gaystapo.  But his words ought to be engraved on the hearts of every Christian in the world:
I cannot say, 'Well, because you feel bad, I will stop believing what I believe.

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