The place of a wedding in Mississippi apologized over the weekend after a video of his manager rejecting homobadual and interracial couples went viral on social media. The place then withdrew its Facebook page.
In the video, seen more than two million times on social media, the manager of Boone's Camp Event Hall tells LaKambria S. Welch that his brother and fiancee, who had booked the place for their wedding, were no longer welcome. .
The woman said: "First of all, we don't do homobadual or mixed race weddings … because of our Christian race, I mean, our Christian belief."
When asked what in the Bible led to his decision, the woman replied: "I don't want to discuss my faith."
Deep South Voice reported: ‘Welch says he believes the place discovered his brother and fiancee, whose names he has not provided to DSV, via Facebook. "The owner took a look at my brother's fiancee page and replied that they could not marry there because of their beliefs," Welch told DSV. "He told my mother and she contacted the owner through messenger so she could only be" seen "without an answer. That was when I took care of clarifying her beliefs." The Mississippi Secretary of State website lists Donna and David Russell as the owners of Boone’s Camp Event Hall, LLC. The presentations also show that they own Boone’s Camp Mini Storage, LLC. "
A staff member at the scene, presumably the woman in the video, apologized in a post now deleted on Facebook, the Washington Post reports: "" To all those offended, injured or felt condemned by my statement, I really apologize because of my ignorance of not knowing the truth about this, "said the apology now eliminated." My intention was never racism, but to stand firm in what I "badumed" about marriage. "
The City of Booneville distanced itself from the wedding venue in a Facebook post, writing: “The City of Booneville, the Mayor and the Board of Councilors are aware of the comments made recently by a private business located in the city of Booneville . The city of Booneville, the mayor and the Board of Councilors do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, badual orientation or military status. In addition, the city of Booneville, the mayor and the board of councilors do not approve or approve such discriminatory policies. "