The owner of a Christian wedding venue in Texas is taking heat after turning away a gay couple seeking to host their marriage ceremony at the facility.
Lyle Wise, who owns The Venue at Waterstone in Celina, informed the couple on Jan. 19 they had been rejected from using the location for their wedding, according to The Dallas Morning News. Wise told the couple they could not get married there because same-sex weddings violate his and his family’s religious beliefs.
“The design for marriage that we hold to is based upon the design he set forth, which is a representation of the bride of Christ joined to the groom (Christ who is the very God we worship),” Wise explained in his email to Aaron Lucero, one of the grooms. Continue Reading