The House Of Mercy in Columbus, Georgia has booted out two homeless women because shelter managers suspect they are gay. Michael Jones reports at Change.org:
These were women who actually fled abusive homes, and as one of them told WRBL, she was expecting to be treated with compassion by the folks at House of Mercy. “I was hoping that just by the name … I was hoping for security,” one of the women said. Instead, the woman says the way she was treated at the House of Mercy was unholy. “It was not a place of God.” The director of House of Mercy, Elder Bobby Harris, told WRBL that “practicing” gay people aren’t welcome at his shelter, no matter how in need they might be. “[Homosexuality] is not tolerated here at all. Let me tell you one reason why: because of the Bible, of course. And then we have little children … We believe that Christ can change all. But when they begin to practice their acts,” Harris says, there’s nothing he can do for gay people in need.
The two women say that they are not gay, but that the shelter should have taken them in even if they were.