Tony Perkins On The PA Bridal Shop

“Obviously, W.W. Bridal Boutique isn’t the only wedding dress shop in town. These women could have easily taken their business elsewhere — but chose to retaliate instead. That’s because, at its core, this isn’t about accommodation. It’s about forced acceptance. When religious liberty clashes with homosexuality — as it has from bakeries to flower shops — the storylines are all the same: conform or be punished. In Bloomsburg, liberals are so determined to avenge this couple that they’re convening a special meeting of the city council to consider passing a law that the lesbians could use to sue. Unfortunately, this intolerance is exactly what’s driving the wave of ordinances that target similar family business owners in Baton Rouge, Houston, and San Antonio. Rather than let consumers decide the fate of businesses that don’t concede, the government is dictating marketplace values. When the people do have a voice, as they’re desperately seeking in a marriage debate that’s been hijacked by the courts, they vote on the side of W.W. Bridal.” – Hate group leader Tony Perkins, via press release.