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Another Christian Family-Run Business Closing After Refusing to Host Gay Wedding

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(Source: Christian Post) – The Christian owners of a gift shop and bistro in Iowa, who were earlier charged with discrimination and had to pay for a settlement after refusing to hold a same-sex wedding at the venue, say they are now having to close down their business completely.

Richard Odgaard and his wife, Betty, the owners of Görtz Haus Gallery in Grimes, Iowa, say they will close their business completely by the end of August, about two years after they told a gay couple from Des Moines their facility cannot be rented for the wedding. – Read More – Christian Post

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  1. Do these gays ever go to Muslim establishments for services…that are against their Religious beliefs? Specifically…this one…their Hosting of SSM?

    If *not*…I wonder WHY? Monkey really knows….WHICH….tree to climb. Just curious.

    Part of that answer may also have a lot to do with the following Scripture:

    “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” Mark 3:25.

    Their god name starts with A…and our God’s Name starts with Y…and even if you translate our God’s Divine Name into *their* tongue…it still wouldn’t mesh…they do NOT at all….accept CHRIST as the *Only* begotten Son of God YHVH.

    Their god, is *not* our God.


    “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.” Matthew 12:30.

    The REPROBATES are on the same side as they…same can of worms.

    The long battle between Good and evil…Holy and profane…God and Satan, continues….until…..GOD shows them WHO He really is…

    HE *IS* GOD! All other gods and their faithful servants…will BOW! The lifeless ones (stones, metal, wood) will be happy to return to Nature…the Way God intended them to be.

    Soon Serpent and Serpentettes….REAL SOON!

    He who have eyes to see and ears to hear…let them see and hear.

    To all those who are being *Persecuted* for His Name sake…He will recompense!

    May God go before, alongside, all my Christian brothers and sisters! Give them courage and strength to carry on, dear LORD YHVH…in Yeshua’s Holy Name….AMEN!

    • The only thing that I know for a sure; because I have eyes and ears, is that the gay organizations usually act like bullies and only go after those that they know will not compromise God’s Word. Unfortunately, there are plenty of clergy who do compromise and will marry the ssm folks. Why do they not go to them that compromise except for the only reason of bullying those Christians that do not. Then the organization goes all out and involves the courts and laws to destroy literally, Christian businesses and their lives in general; period. Same as terrorism when they instill fear into innocent families and their livelihoods that support their survival and the care for their families with the income of their businesses until an extreme bully decides to break them. Thank God that these are Christians and material things are not where their Hope is, and I admire their strength and faith and endurance to go up against this evil; as that is exactly what it is; evil, because it comes from none other than the father or sin and lies and deceptions and all that is evil and NOT good. And, thank you for allowing me to rant. This is, of course going to get worse. I just continue to pray and pray as our Fathers Word keeps coming to pass exactly as He said it would and will. God Bless the Persecuted; and may God keep them in His Peace and Strength Always, in Jesus name, amen.

      • AMEN! I’m sure that you are well aware of this, Kim…Satan, his evil ‘serpentettes’, unrepentant wicked folks and useful idiots…are used to TEST us…remain *faithful* to God / Christ and endure to the end…there is a time that GOD will *avenge* all their diabolic activities…they all will be turned to ashes from within, if they continue to be UNREPENTANT! Yes…even they…are given the chance to REPENT…but…Satan and his evil troops…all 7000 of them…have NOT that choice…they are DEAD MEN WALKIN’…they used up *all* their chances! We shall NOT follow them there!

        I do not see your passion and love for God, and speaking out AGAINST evil…as ranting. Thank God that you have eyes to see and ears to hear…just watch their M.O. and continue praying that we are not deceived in any way by them…they would like nothing better.

        Job, whose very name, means *Persecuted*…was persecuted by Satan, through men, even so called ‘friends’ of Job, who allowed Satan to *use* them…even Job’s wife advised him to curse God and DIE! God FORBID!
        God trusted Job, He knew that he would stand with Him to the end…He knew that He could count on him.

        Though Job, *should have* ‘nipped it in the bud’ from the very beginning….he NEVER did curse God…he endured it all. God gave us *POWER* over Satan and all our enemies.

        — USE IT IN THE NAME OF CHRIST YESHUA…in time of testing! GOD *EXPECTS* us to!

        At the end of it all…when you do OVERCOME…you will be rewarded…Eternal Life with God in His Kingdom….NO GREATER REWARD!

        Keep your eyes on the PRIZE! Keep your eyes on GOD / CHRIST…through it all…for it is written:

        “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Matthew 24:13.


        May the Peace of our Lord, be with you…and all those who earnestly and faithfully love and serve Him…as we continue to pray for one another…and our loved ones, who need His Loving, Healing and Saving *touch*…that *Saving Grace*!

        In Christ Yeshua Holy Name, Amen!

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