WEB Notes: For a season the farm stopped hosting weddings of all kind, but them resumed later. This prompted,
“East Lansing officials required all vendors at the farmer’s market to sign an agreement that they will comply with the city’s “public policy against discrimination … while at the [market] and as a general business practice.” The city also allegedly instructed the Market Planning Committee not to invite The Country Mill for 2017.”
They purposely did this in order to drive him out for his religious beliefs. Government is not supposed to infringe on our religious beliefs, but here they go doing it. Breaking the very law of this land. Did you ever think you would live to see the days of Sodom in your own nation? A nation founded on the principals of our Father? Whether we like it or not it is here, but we need to do what we can to make a stand for God.
A Michigan farmer has filed suit after being banned from selling produce at a local farmer’s market for operating his business in accordance with his beliefs on marriage.
Steve Tennes, a Roman Catholic, operates Country Mill Farms, a fruit orchard in Charlotte, Michigan. The 120-acre farm is open to the public, and also sells pies, caramel apples, donuts and other goods that may be enjoyed on-site. Each fall, hay rides, a petting zoo and other activities are offered, and Tennes also allows his back yard and farm to be used for weddings.
While he has employed homosexuals at his farm, Tennes believes it would be a violation of his faith to participate in or allow a same-sex ceremony to be conducted on his property.
Therefore, in 2014, when he was contacted by two lesbians who wanted to be “wed” in an orchard, he referred the women to another farm that does not share his convictions. Last year, two years following the incident, one of the women wrote on Country Mill Farms’ Facebook page, urging customers to stop patronizing Tennes’ business because he wouldn’t let her use his property for her ceremony.