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01-24-2015 03:49 PM  3 years agoPost 1
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Wedding planner: I will stand my ground and not be bullied

By Michael F. Haverluck January 24, 2015

Despite negative business reviews and unfair treatment by the media after turning away a lesbian couple, a Christian wedding planner in Florida is vowing to stand for what she believes and not be bullied.

More than 26 years ago, Lana Rusev left Ukraine to escape the very religious persecution she is now being subjected to as a wedding planner in Florida, thanks to the recent legalization of same-sex "marriage" in that state.

Because of her sincerely held religious belief that marriage is only between one man and one woman, Rusev has been targeted by homosexual activists striving to tear her business down after she declined to service a lesbian wedding.

"The wedding planner, the latest in a long string of Christian targets, is watching with horror as the hostility she had once seen in Eastern Europe followed her to America, courtesy of Jacksonville's radical LGBT community," Family Research Council (FRC) president Tony Perkins proclaimed. "Obviously when she saw the Statue of Liberty, Give me your tired, your poor, your yearning to violate your conscience wasn't what the Ukrainian had in mind."

In 2008, the Florida law protecting man-woman marriage was voted into place through the democratic process by more than five-million Floridians. But once a judge's ruling undermined that statute last August, Rusev's dream of religious freedom came to an abrupt end, as she has quickly learned that LGBT "rights" trump her freedom to run her business according to her Christian beliefs.

"When she started her business, Simply Elegant Wedding Planning, Lana was anxious to help area brides and grooms celebrate their big day by coordinating the smallest of details," Perkins explained. "So when a lesbian couple approached the Christian consultant, the thought of being intimately involved in every stage of planning for a ceremony that conflicted with her faith was a non-starter."

Does same-sex 'marriage' cancel out religious freedom?

Believing that cordially declining to plan a same-sex wedding was well within her right as a business owner, Rusev wrote a very respectful letter to a lesbian couple who requested her services. She politely explained in the brief note that she would not be able to offer her services due to a conflict in her schedule and her conscience.

"After checking our booked events I have discovered that we are booked on the 30th and 31st and unfortunately are not able to take additional events for the weekend," Rusev explained in writing to Melissa McCord and her lesbian partner. "Also, due to my strong personal belief, I do not feel comfortable planning a wedding for lesbian couples."

Rusev even went out of her way to clarify that her decision was nothing personal and followed her explanation with a sincere apology. "I hope you understand and do not take this personally," Rusev implored the couple. "I am really sorry for the inconvenience this may cause."

FRC says the lesbian couple's reaction was consistent with that of other same-sex couples toward Christian business owners who politely inform homosexual couples that their consciences will not allow them to offer same-sex wedding services.

"That enraged the couple, who took familiar revenge: launching a full-scale social media assault against the company," FRC reported. "Within hours, Lana was inundated with threats and negative business reviews."

Despite that reaction in the name of "tolerance" and "marriage equality," Rusev would not cave in to the ultimatum given by the LGBT community: to offer services or close up shop.

"I understand that they may be hurt, but there are other wedding planners who are okay with doing this," the faithful wedding planner told the Jacksonville newspaper, First Coast News. "Take your business elsewhere."

No regrets

Rusev has no regrets about standing up for her faith, but has become disillusioned in a country that was established so that immigrants wouldn't have to experience the kind of religious intolerance she is now expected to endure in the Sunshine State.

"This takes me back to about 26 years ago when my family and I fled from a country that persecuted people for their belief," Rusev shared. "I believe people should be able to choose how they live their life. But for me, because of my personal belief, I believe marriage should be between a man and a woman."

FRC's Perkins points out the hypocrisy of homosexual activists who proclaim themselves to be a discriminated-against group that doesn't tell others how to live their lives … a group that just wants to be left alone.

"Unfortunately, the Left no longer believes in 'live and let live' — they prefer 'live and force compliance,'" Perkins argues. "But of course, the extremists who are trying to redefine marriage try to rebuff the opposition by arguing How does my same-sex marriage affect your marriage? Well, it may not affect their marital vows, but it sure impacts their family when they're fined, forced out of business, or lose their home simply for following their moral conscience."

Rusev assures those who oppose her views that her intentions were not to offend anyone, but just to live out her beliefs according to her faith in the God of the Bible.

"If I hurt anyone, I apologize, but that is my personal belief," Rusev concluded. "We all are entitled to our beliefs."

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01-24-2015 05:16 PM  3 years agoPost 2
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Gee whiz, and I once thought this 'gay' thing
was going to stay on the OTHER SIDE OF THE LINE,
and not affect my life.

This, and I am now subjected to keeping the TV Remote
near my right hand! Why? Because for some reason, beyond
my control, I throw up when Men Kiss each other on TV!

IT's WRONG.

Why?

Because The Creator declares it so.

This is a heli forum. Many fine mechanics post
and read these pages. Have any of you mechanics
actually looked at the "DESIGN" of the penis and
the vagina!

Do you ACTUALLY believe THIS IS NOT A DESIGN
offered from a Supreme Intelligence?

REALLY?

I love gravity, it always keeps my feet planted when I fly!

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01-25-2015 02:03 AM  3 years agoPost 3
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Gee whiz, and I once thought this 'gay' thing
was going to stay on the OTHER SIDE OF THE LINE,
and not affect my life
you got to be careful with those lesbians, they are a tuff group, they will get you, I have a friend (male) that was robbed by a lesbian

true story !!!

Jim
Buzz Buzz Buzz

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01-25-2015 02:12 AM  3 years agoPost 4
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Do you ACTUALLY believe THIS IS NOT A DESIGN
offered from a Supreme Intelligence?
REALLY?
Correct...it is quite possible the aliens did it.

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01-25-2015 02:50 AM  3 years agoPost 5
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Define "Alien".

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01-25-2015 03:16 AM  3 years agoPost 6
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01-25-2015 03:36 AM  3 years agoPost 7
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Ok now this is rather bizarre. Did anyone look into who this girl Lana Rusev is?
The first hits you will get are her affiliation with WWE if its the same girl.I could swear its the same girl.I had trouble with the eye color.I saw pics that looked like they were brown and then green.Then I stumbled upon one specific picture.
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/...U7CfOt5Gw14bBXQ
Her eyes are clearly also blue.
I saw 2 others where the girl as lana with Rusev the wrestler had blue eyes.Contacts? The resemblance is uncanny if they arent both the same girl.
Is it the same girl? Lana Rusev of WWE= Lana Rusev the wedding planner?

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01-25-2015 03:37 AM  3 years agoPost 8
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those 2 guys are such goofs !!!

if it's not true why is it that our government try's so hard to convince us it's not true, really

now we are off topic LOL

Jim
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01-26-2015 12:22 AM  3 years agoPost 9
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Alien

Off Topic

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01-26-2015 02:42 AM  3 years agoPost 10
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Good for her for standing in what she believes in! Hate this force fed crap.

You want to clean carpets....play lawn darts, fine. Just don't expect everyone else to agree with you.

I hope she does well.

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01-26-2015 11:05 AM  3 years agoPost 11
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Good for her for standing in what she believes in! Hate this force fed crap.
Correct.

We are supposed to be a free country with a constitution that guarantees that freedom.

Freedom to do and think as you please, within the law, and freedom to disagree and live your life as you choose.

To restrict that basic freedom is to have no freedom at all and have politicians tell us which freedoms we are allowed out of a sense of political correctness only for their own personal gain and totally against the constitutional guarantee of our pursuit of happiness. That pursuit is not the guarantee of someone elses happiness. But, our own individual happiness.

Can you imagine the absolute chaos and breakdown in our society if we allowed that to continually happen in our communities and all across our country?

Just try to imagine that and imagine what freedom of thought or actions you yourself would be restricted to.

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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01-26-2015 12:11 PM  3 years agoPost 12
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Correct.

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01-26-2015 08:09 PM  3 years agoPost 13
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great post dennis. sounds a lot like the argument offered by the southern states in their defense of slavery.

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01-26-2015 08:24 PM  3 years agoPost 14
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great post dennis. sounds a lot like the argument offered by the southern states in their defense of slavery.
Great post koppter. Sounds a lot like an idiot from California.

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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01-26-2015 08:47 PM  3 years agoPost 15
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Sounds like Escobar isnt the only one who stands in judgment of others.

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01-26-2015 09:14 PM  3 years agoPost 16
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Sounds like Escobar isnt the only one who stands in judgment of others.
There is a difference between standing in judgement of others and expressing your right to do business with who you choose.

Not one person, including you or escoturd should be forced by the state to set aside your religious beliefs for someones definition of political correctness.

That is what this thread is about.

Stand your ground or someday that ground will turn into muddy government that sucks you into its depths of dependability, extreme debt, over taxation, over regulation and a lifetime of entitlement, dependability, apathy all to not offend the sensibilities of pussies that refuse to take care of themselves and have little or no purpose in life.

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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01-26-2015 09:36 PM  3 years agoPost 17
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There is a difference between standing in judgement of others and expressing your right to do business with who you choose.
Pre Civil Rights Act:

"We dont serve your kind here boy!"

Post Civil Rights Voting Act:

"Welcome Sir, may I help you?"

Strict interpretation of the Law would indicate that once you delve into the public domain (run a business that caters to the general public), your Religious freedoms go out the door.

Steve

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01-26-2015 09:50 PM  3 years agoPost 18
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Strict interpretation of the Law would indicate that once you delve into the public domain (run a business that caters to the general public), your Religious freedoms go out the door.
Really?

Can you quote a portion of the civil rights act that forces you to do business with everyone that comes in your door?

I was under the impression the civil rights act pertained to the right to vote, employment and housing.

Correct me if I am wrong.

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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01-26-2015 10:55 PM  3 years agoPost 19
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Perhaps the lesbian couple wishing marriage
may have been better off, just saying 'thank you',
and returning to the telephone book in search
of a more compliant person.

BUT NO!

Let's SUE UM!!!!

I love gravity, it always keeps my feet planted when I fly!

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01-26-2015 10:56 PM  3 years agoPost 20
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^^^BOTH I and Clint Eastwood have a problem wit Dat!^^^

I love gravity, it always keeps my feet planted when I fly!

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