A Baptist church in Louisiana has told a local Alcoholics Anonymous group that it can no longer meet there because it fears they will eventually be forced into hosting a same-sex wedding. That hasn’t ever happened to a church anywhere and same-sex marriage is not legal in Louisiana and AA doesn’t advocate for gay marriage and gay people have no public accommodation protections in that state, but so what? It could happen, people. From their letter:
Dear AA Members: As I am sure you are aware, God’s church, his written word, and its values and principles have come under a constant and aggressive attack from the homosexual and lesbian community. Churches and Christian businesses alike, across our nation, are being forced, by our legal system, to accommodate these groups in the use of their buildings/facilities to perform marriage ceremonies, receptions, etc. The court’s decision was based on the fact that the Churches/businesses were accepting and accommodating other public entities, and therefore must also accommodate the homosexual and lesbian community. Therefor, in following with the recommendations of our state and national conventions, it is with great regret that we (the members of Westwood Baptist Church) must inform you that use of our church facilities will no longer be available to you and your organization beginning October 1, 2014.
(Tipped by JMG reader Mark)