A Christian couple fined $13,000 for refusing to host a lesbian wedding on their New York farm has decided to close the venue rather than violate their religious beliefs.
Cynthia and Robert Gifford decided not to host ceremonies anymore, other than those already scheduled, Alliance Defending Freedom attorney James Trainor told The Blaze. ”Since the order essentially compelled them to do all ceremonies or none at all, they have chosen the latter in order to stay true to their religious convictions, even though it will likely hurt their business in the short run,” he said.
Good for them. I’m glad they had the courage of their convictions.
And see? The state did not force them to open their venue to gay weddings. They always had the option of refusing to do so, and getting out of the wedding business.
Which they did, rather than whining that the Constitution somehow guaranteed them the right to discriminate in a way that their competition was not legally permitted to do.
I respect them for that.