Another Christian business owner is under fire for refusing to go against their religious beliefs in order to serve LGBTQ customers.
The Star Barn, a wedding venue located in central Pennsylvania, is enduring intense backlash on social media for the owner’s refusal to back down from their Christian beliefs about marriage.
A retired educator, who’s also a homosexual, learned of the Star Barn’s policy and posted his objections to the policy on Facebook, calling it discrimination, according to the website PennLive.
Star Barn’s owner David Abel explained to the website in an interview that his faith plays a critical role not only in his personal life but his business operations.
He told PennLive he does not tolerate discrimination against anyone, not in his business or in a public setting. He said he does not discriminate in his hiring practices nor his workplace. Abel has been in business for 43 years and owns several business ventures.
“No persons will be discriminated against; however, we ask people to respect that we have core tenants in our faith and our beliefs and we cannot participate in any event that would be in contradiction to those core tenants – one of them being marriage, which has been biblically based for thousands of years as being between a man and a woman,” he said.
Pennsylvania does not extend anti-discrimination laws to members of the LGBTQ community, according to PennLive.
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