Couple says gay marriage is a perversion
Extreme homophobic wedding business owners in East Texas took out a double page advertisement to publicize its position on same-sex marriage after the owners were approached by a gay couple with wedding related service questions.
Texas Forest Weddings is located in Lufkin, East Texas. The proprietors; a husband and wife named Bob and Genie Flournoy, rent parts of their large, picturesque mansion property, and run a bed and breakfast operation, for wedding parties.
The duo recently paid for a double-page ad in a local publication called Journey Magazine, published by TJ Mag and Company. The ad itself first appeared in July. Since then, news of its hate-filled contents spread like wildfire, after Bob Flournoy went onto a local television station (KTRE-TV) to defend the ad.
“The family is under assault and being destroyed, and this is one more nail in the coffin, and that’s why I have been up front about what I believe,” said Flournoy to viewers. “I’m tired of everything having to be politically correct and I’m just going to say what I believe and if someone doesn’t agree with that, please go somewhere else.”
The huge advertisement states: “Our Christian faith demands that we not participate in same-sex, transgender or any other perversion of marriage.”
‘If you disagree with our stance on marriage, please respect our Christian belief and have your wedding elsewhere.”
In a blog post about the hate filled ad, Flournoy went on to expand on his stance.
‘Unless one man and one woman is the only structure for family, all of society descends into depravity and ultimate destruction.
‘The recent and ungodly Obergefell decision out of the Supreme Court permits other than one man and one woman to marry. This, in my opinion, is the single most destructive decision of good order in America that has ever been rendered.
“The gay community is suing bakers, photographers, venue owners and anybody that refuses to assist them in their alternative life style. I know they intend to come after me but I refuse to be intimidated by their threats. They can hang me from the tallest tree but I will not give in.”
It is unlikely Flourney will face any serious legal issues. That's because Texas, unlike 22 states that have laws banning discrimination against sexual orientation, doesn't have one.
As pointed out by Gay Star News, this is why campaigners are pushing hard for the introduction of the Federal Equality Act. Mr. Flournoy has told Christian leaning Lifesite that he's pretty confident of victory if anyone decides to sue him, believing the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act with shield his business.