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(Sources: news reports including local television and the Associated Press.) ■ Wildflower Inn, Vermont: A lesbian couple sued the Wildflower Inn under the state public accommodations law in 2011 after being told they could not have their wedding reception there.

In January, co-owner Aaron Klein had denied a request to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding.

“The Bible tells us to flee from sin,” his wife and business namesake, Melissa Klein told a Fox News columnist recently. Protests, boycotts, and a storm of media attention—much of it negative—ensued. Then, activists broadened the boycott: any wedding vendor that did business with Sweet Cakes would be targeted.

The First Amendment, we are told, will protect religious groups from persecution for their views about marriage. Is the fate of Catholic Charities of Boston an aberration or a sign of things to come?

Seven years later, we have the answer: as of this writing, there have been at least 11 instances of wedding vendors and venues facing some form of recrimination—threats, boycotts, protests, and the intervention of state or judicial authorities—because they denied services for gay nuptials because of their faith.

They have killed our business through mob tactics,” Klein said.

His wife added: “I guess in my mind I thought we lived in a lot nicer of a world where everybody tolerated everybody.” Christian Wedding Vendors Under Attack In 2006, a noted advocate for traditional marriage, Maggie Gallagher, warned that the legalization of same-sex marriage would lead to constraints on religious freedom.

(Sources: The New York Times here and here, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Life Site News.) ■ Elane Photography, New Mexico: The state Supreme Court ruled in August that a New Mexico photography business owned by Elaine Huguenin and her husband Jon could not legally deny services to same-sex couples.

The photographer had refused service for a lesbian commitment ceremony in 2006.

“Despite their relatively small numbers, radical homosexuals wield enormous power.

They dominate our cultural elite, Hollywood, television, the mainstream news media, public schools, academia, and a significant portion of the judiciary,” Thompson said in an e-mail interview.

Writing in the Weekly Standard, Gallagher saw the end of adoptions services by Boston Catholic Charities as a foreshadowing of things to come.


 
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