There are bigoted Christian bakers. And bigoted Christian florists.
Now we can add bigoted dressmakers to the list.
When Tiffany Allen and Angel Lane, from St. Louis, asked the New York-based company D. Auxilly for information about a high-end jumpsuit for their wedding, designer Dominique Galbraith responded to their email with a large dose of Jesus — and a suggestion that they should call off the big day in order to please God.
“I wouldn’t be able to make a piece for a same-sex wedding. It goes against my faith in Christ. I believe Jesus died for our sins so that we would live for him according to His Holy Word. I know you both love each other and that this feels right but I encourage you both to reconsider and see what the Lord has to say and the wonderful things He has in store for you both if you trust and obey Him.
God Bless and be with you both!
I’m available to talk and share more about Jesus if you’d like. Feel free to call me.”
Mind you, the couple said nothing about their religious beliefs. They could always be both gay and Christian. Galbraith, however, would dismiss that as an illegitimate faith…
While Missouri doesn’t have anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people, New York does. And when New York business owners refuse to sell something to gay customers that they would gladly sell to straight ones, that’s a fairly clear-cut case of bigotry. The reasoning is irrelevant.
The couple is considering a lawsuit.