An event venue in Mississippi is getting national attention because they allegedly don’t rent their space for same-sex or mixed race marriages. Why? They say it’s because of their “Christian belief.”
The state has one of the most sweeping “religious freedom” laws enacted as a way to legalize discrimination against LGBT people.
LaKambria Welch shared a video on Facebook over the weekend that she says shows her speaking with an representative of Boone’s Camp Event Hall in Booneville, Mississippi. She wanted to reserve the space for her brother’s wedding. Her brother is black and his fiancee is white.
“First of all, we don’t do gay weddings or mixed race, because of our Christian race— I mean, our Christian belief,” the representative says in the video. …