The following comes from a Nov. 18 story on Christian News.
A San Rafael couple has decided to shutter their photography business rather than be forced to shoot same-sex “wedding” ceremonies.
Nang and Chris Mai operate Urloved Photography–that is, until recently, when the couple announced that it was discontinuing its business due to harassment from homosexual advocates over making a referral rather than agreeing to shoot a same-sex ceremony.
“[W]e have come to a difficult decision that we will no longer be in the wedding photography business,” the Mai family writes on their website. “We are grateful for this experience as it has caused us to think about how our personal beliefs intersect with our business practices.”
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, earlier this month, San Francisco resident T.J. Kelsall posted a status on Facebook that informed friends that Urloved Photography had declined to photograph him and his partner, Thai Lam.
“Great shots, but this company denied me and my fiance, a same-sex couple, from their services,” he wrote. “Stand up and say something about it.”
According to the Mais, the couple rather referred Kelsall to another photographer that they thought would be more suitable as they personally were not comfortable with agreeing to the request themselves.
But the couple also states that following Kelsall’s Facebook post, the company has been “flooded with hate calls, emails and accusations that inaccurately depict [their] business.”
“As wedding photographers, we directly take part in capturing a couple’s love and commitment for each other. We take the medical doctor stance of if we were emergency room doctors we would want to give our best to anybody that comes through our door. It is not photographing a couple who have different personal beliefs that we have difficulty with,” they wrote in their closure announcement.
“We genuinely felt referring this couple to a photographer who does share their personal beliefs would provide them with the best service for their special day,” the Mais continued. “We wanted to connect them with someone who did share their personal beliefs so that they could give them the service quality they deserve.”
Following the announcement, Kelsall wrote a second post asking friends to stop contacting the Urloved Photography and writing negative reviews and comments on their various online pages.
“They acknowledged that if this were pursued any further it wouldn’t fair well for Urloved Photography,” he wrote. “They understand the law and told us they have decided that in light of their personal beliefs they will be shutting down their business.”
“Thai and I consider this issue resolved and would urge you to stop posting on their FB page, Yelp, and any other social media site,” Kelsall continued wrote, but praised those who had been “supportive and active” thus far. “We must respect that Nang and Chris have decide to shut down their business because of their beliefs. I wish the outcome could have been different, but it is what it is….”
To read original story, click here.
And so it will be in America, until people stand up to HomoFascists. No, their demands are not reasonable, and touch on clearly religious rights. As Homosexuals define themselves by their sexuality, they will be judged accordingly. People of a practicing Catholic (or any religious-based belief) belief do not have to respect a “happy face” civil law re-definition of marriage provide services to celebrate what they consider un unholy perversion.
Denying even for-profit business services to homosexuals is entirely different than doing so to, say, black people. Racial pigmentation is a birth-defined event, and the black culture celebrates the same rituals and faiths as whites.
Homosexuals, even their designation is birth-generated (a topic of great debate), are defined by their sexual perversity. If, by comparison, homosexuals defined themselves by being left-handed, or having red hair, then any exclusion against them would be untenable. However, homosexuals are who they are: sodomites who violate basic norms of sexual and gender expectations, established throughout the history of our species.
This result is unfortunate from the perspective of homosexual persons, who feel normal in what they do. But, to the history of mankind, what they do as an effront to normalcy, and an enemy to the continuation of Mankind. The imposition of a moral code (versus mere social tolerance) banning physical love between members of the same sex, merely makes parallel what nature created as life sustaining since our beginning.
HomoFascists are no more good citizens or people, than was Nazi Reinhard Heydrich. The homosexul movement is intent on stealing the soul of people, and of nations. Pray for wonderful people like the Mai family, and those that stand up to the demonic demands of HomoFascists. (And compare what the Ghanaian bishops recently published about marriage and homosexuality, as compared to those fun-loving, beer-drinking German clerics at the Synod.)
I agree with St. Christopher’s post. I am so sorry for this now-defunct photography business! This is NOT America! These evil bullies need to be stopped!
St Chris, you define homosexuals by their sexuality. We do not. “sodomites who violate basic norms of sexual and gender expectations, established throughout the history of our species.” Really? That is your definition and it is incorrect. Small wonder.
Actually, “peter”, you do. No definition was offered, only a reflection on nature’s order (which the Catholic Church perfectly reflects). Homosexual sexual activity is a natural aberration, and a serious one.
If a homosexual person rejects his own nature, confesses his sins of unnatural sex, promises to amend his life and avoid even the near occasion of sin, well, welcome aboard Brother. We are all sinners, and Christ forgives homosexual sex as well as other sexual sins.
But that is it. A homosexual person that justifies any sort of physical relationship with a person of the same sex is wrong, and must not be welcomed in any faithful Catholic Church. Homosexuality cannot co-exist in nature, or in a civil society. Too bad ours is turning away from this unyielding concept.
By the way, “peter”, try to put together an argument in the future. Saying that some “is incorrect” is not anything. You need to tell why — Mother Nature (to the atheist) and Jesus Christ (for the Christian) would surely like to know.
They are not alone – and the Pace of the Persecution is picking up, particularly in the People’s Republik of Kalifornia – now that the Gaystapo have pretty much consolidated power – in a Governor & legislature unfit to pass gas and Turkey Baster Creationist courts to uphold any anti-scientific lunacy they propose.
Here is another story – which is going viral nationwide, about Gaystapo Enforcers and the fanatical targeting of anyone who dares to have a Conscience not obedient to their Rank Misandry:
Some People Want the Duggars’ Show Cancelled Because They Oppose Men Using Women’s Bathrooms
“That so-called “LGBTQ fear mongering”? It’s about the Duggars’ opposition to a Fayetteville, Ark., ordinance the family believed could allow individuals to use a bathroom different from the one designated for their current physical sex…”
…We just broke 10,000 signatures on our petition defending the Duggars, and it’s gaining steam! https://ow.ly/ECMe5
Why some women shun feminism -By Esther J. Cepeda
…she sees feminism not as pro-women but anti-men. This is a viewpoint that many other women and men hold as well…
Most importantly, a lot of us just don’t want to be associated with a supposed movement that has no unifying theme except for seeming both anti-man and against any woman who disagrees on the topic of what feminism means.
A Corrected Link to the Petition to Save this Program, although the Family is showing strong already:
Defend the Duggars as they come under attack! Sign the petition.
The Duggars need your help to save their show!
In the past few days, liberal extremists have launched a full-scale attack on the Duggars, demanding that The Learning Channel cancel the Duggars’ popular reality TV show.
Their reason? Michelle Duggar openly opposed an extreme ‘transgender’ bill in Fayetteville. The bill would have given biological males who say they are women the right to use women’s bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, and other female-only facilities!
As of this writing, that petition has over 80,000 signatures, and is growing fast, with media like the Huffington Post leading the charge! We need to launch a counter-attack, letting TLC know that the American people stand by the Duggars and their defense of traditional family values.
Rather than being extreme, the Duggars represent the majority of people in state after state who have stood up for the traditional family.
The real extremists are those who are demanding that a TV network penalize America’s beloved family because they support the truth about family, which they have always expressed in a loving, compassionate fashion.
Thank you Mr. MIchael McDermott for spreading the news about the Duggers. I signed the petition to ask for them to stay on air. Thank you for beating me to it on letting others know here to sign the petition in their support. They are a good family and one to admire. I enjoy how they are raising their children. Watching how they too believe as I believe about courting or (dating with a purpose). I may not have done an excellent job as they are in doing so but it was nice to see that other families too share the same values as I do and this show is representative of that. There is so much perversion today on how many modern families are scandalizing and desensitizing on the way they raise their children, that it is refreshing to watch the Duggers because they represent decency. .
Bullies, plain and simple. They will accept nothing less than the destruction of those who disagree with them. It’s not about tolerance, it’s about domination. Stand up to these bullies Church Militant!
I wonder if this Christian company would come to San Ramon for a photo job? I will ask them, and it’s not a same sex wedding.
Listen to Pastor Scott Lively on the global threat of homosexuality.
YouTube has banned this video, so you can be sure it’s worth listening to!
Thank you, Nicholas, for the link to this great video. It is good to know that there are other Christians out there fighting the same fight peacefully and with compassion.
“Homo-fascists”, a good term and one I will use going forward. What about it YFC, what term are you going to use to describe people such as T. J. Kelsall and his “fiance”?
You’d think shame would prevent T. J. Kelsall from even raising the issue but I guess that homo-fascists don’t know shame.
Because verbal abuse is Catholic?
Anonymous, if strong words offend you, may I suggest for your own peace of mind, which you seem to value to a fault, that you stay far away from the Catholic Church and the Gospel? (this includes this website!)
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence” Mt.23:25
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” Mt. 23: 27-28
Bullies. Bullies. Bullies. We all despise bullies. Except if they are bullying someone whom we disagree with, right? No, wrong.
If Christians harass homosexuals, it would be considered a hate crime.
So why isn’t homosexual harassment of Christians considered a hate crime?
Christians hassle gay people all the time. But it is not a hate crime unless their is violence involved.
Thank you, you hit the nail right on the head!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts!
May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika and His Church!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Kenneth M. Fisher, Founding Director
Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.
YFC, Your False Catholic,
“Christians hassle gay people all the time. But it is not a hate crime unless their is violence involved.”
Are you really that blind?
God bless, yours in Their Hearts!
May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika and His Church!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Kenneth M. Fisher
YFC, You mean that gay people hassle Christians, and they take Christians to Court to get their own way to make other people violate their Faith.
Don’t live in the pst YFC. Rabid political homosexuals are causing most of the rifts in today’s society.
Live and let live. There is no need to run around screaming your sexual preferences from the rooftops, or write about them or anything else.
Mind your own business, and what you do within the privacy of your own home with consenting adults is certainly your own business.
If sodomists want to go to Hell, they have that right to choose Hell.
Gen 19:1-29; Rom 1:24-27; 1 Cor 6:10; 1 Tim 1:10; Jude 1:7
St Paul – 1 Cor 11:27-30 about condemnation for receiving Holy Communion unworthily.
CCC: ” 81 Sacred Scripture is the speech of God as it is put down in writing under the breath of the Holy Spirit.
And [Holy] Tradition transmits in its ENTIRETY the Word of God which has been entrusted to the apostles by Christ the Lord and the Holy Spirit.
It transmits it to the successors of the apostles so that, enlightened by the Spirit of truth, they may faithfully preserve, expound and spread it abroad by their preaching. “
“JOSE” good post. Now, send your excellent words to your bishop and to the pastor of your local church, and to the Vatican.
No one in the Catholic Church cares much about regular, church-going Catholics. You know, the Catholics that pay their rent, are decent to their neighbors, try to do the right thing. What is it that Francis called us: “dead Catholics” perhaps, or in danger of not being alive (or perhaps not smelling enough sheep)?
Rise up and seek to restore the true Catholic life. Time is moving things away from all of us. Soon the Church will exist to endlessly “welcome” — and force all of you to acknowledge — the “gifts” of “precious” sodomite couples, and through the sacraments at any adulterous person, or other person in mortal sin, that is somehow, maybe, kinda, could be, more or less, and very, very gradually, looking to come back into the Church: a sort of “Insincere and Likely Indifferent but Wanting the Goodies, Prodigal Son”.
Speak up. Refocus your giving. Demand Catholic orthodoxy.
Dear Fellow Catholics,
Here is an excellent resource to help counter the march of the militant homosexuals:
Please read it and educate yourselves. Although it is lengthy, it is easy to read, gives a historical perspective and practical advice. It will help you to defend God’s plan for the family.
I sent them a donation and got the nicest letter in response. I noticed they took their address down from Yelp, though. Maybe they were getting hate mail.