I think it’s safe to say that the Westwood Baptist Church in Keithville, Louisiana isn’t led by a constitutional attorney. They just booted an Alcoholics Anonymous group out of the church on the mistaken belief that if they didn’t, they would be forced to perform gay weddings.
In a letter signed by the pastor and minister of Westwood Baptist Church, the AA group was informed that the church facility will no longer be available to their organization beginning October 1, 2014.
The AA group had been holding their weekly meetings at the church for more than 5 years.
“As I am sure you are aware, God’s church, his written word, and its values and principles have come under a constant and aggressive attack from the homosexual and lesbian community,” the letter begins, before going on to say that “Churches and Christian businesses alike, across our nation, are being forced, by our legal system, to accommodate these groups in the use of their buildings/facilities to perform marriage ceremonies, receptions, etc.” due to a court decision they say was based on the fact the churches and business were accepting and accommodating other public entities, and therefore must also accommodate the homosexual and lesbian community.”
The pastor of the church admits that he did in fact approve of the letter, but the church says that they were only acting on the advisement of an article that was published in the Louisiana Baptist Church Message that gave suggestions for safeguarding against homosexual weddings.
Well there’s your problem. If you’d consulted with a lawyer rather than a church bulletin, you’d know this is all nonsense.