‘The hate has been overwhelming….’
(ToddStarnes.com) A family-owned bridal shop in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania closed its doors after enduring more than three years of hate mail and death threats.
The W.W. Bridal Boutique shut down on March 31 after a firestorm of controversy erupted over their policy to refuse to serve same-sex weddings.
“It’s been very hard on my family especially with the threats against the children,” co-owner Lisa Boucher said on the Todd Starnes Radio Show.
“The hate has been overwhelming.”
“They actually attacked our children – saying they were going to burn our store down. They wanted us to be raped. They wanted our children to be raped. They wanted us to have bullets in our head,” she said.
The trouble started in 2014 when a same-sex couple inquired about wedding attire.
“We told her we were not serving same sex couples due to our religious beliefs,” Ms. Boucher said.
Within a day the local news media got wind of the story and soon local activists tried to pass a non-discrimination ordinance.
That effort failed.
Last year another same-sex couple traveled nearly two hours to the tiny boutique – and again – the owners declined to violate their conscience.
Within seconds of the couple leaving the store, Ms. Boucher said they were bombarded with hate mail and telephone calls…Original Source…