Christian racist shuts down Facebook page. Ploy badly backfires.

Christian racist shuts down Facebook page. Ploy badly backfires. September 16, 2019

AT the beginning of September a Mississippi events venue – Boone’s Camp Event Hall owned by Donna and David Russell – found itself at the centre of a row after a woman believed to be Donna Russell turned down a booking for a mixed race couple.

The reason she gave in a video shot by LaKambria Welch, who approached the company for her brother’s wedding, was:

We don’t do gay weddings or mixed race, because of our Christian race – I mean, our Christian belief.

Images via Google Maps and LaKambria Welch

Asked where it says in the Bible that inter-racial marriages are verboten, Russel, inset, blustered and said she wasn’t prepared to argue her faith.

Later, Boone Camp’s Facebook page carried an apology, parts of which I have highlighted, that indicated that the decision to refuse the booking was based on past racist attitudes in Mississippi, and on not on Scripture – and it made no mention of the fact that, previously, the venue owners had turned down a gay wedding.

So there you have it: a woman who claims to be a devout Christian but has never read the Bible properly.

Then things took a bizarre strange turn. Immediately after posting this sorry excuse of an apology, Boone’s Camp deactivated its Facebook Page. But another one took its place, and allowed people to express their views on incident. And boy, did they ever let loose! Some are suggesting that the company be sued; others that she’s still a racist but can no longer use the Bible to justify the fact.

This prompted someone called Tonya Kaye Russell, believed to be the daughter of the owners, to comment:

Whomever done this definitely copied the apology and pictures. This is most definitely not the true Boone’s Camp page. The Boone’s Camp page is currently unpublished.

After Deep South Voice first published this story, the City of Booneville and the Booneville Main Street Association both released statements. The city’s statement read:

The City of Booneville, Mayor, and Board of Aldermen do not condone or approve these types of discriminatory policies.

To those who copied Boone’s Camp page and unleashed the floodgate of criticism this vile Christian company justly deserves, I say only this: “Well done!”

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  • Broga

    Jesus was not white. Unless God, i.e. Jesus himself as he was God and not God at the same time (quantum was a couple of thousand years too late for this) decided that he was white. I’m leaving the Holy Ghost out of this for now as the confusion is already too much.

    Or perhaps Schrodinger’s Cat could be helpful here. Schrödinger stated that if you place a cat and something that could kill the cat (a radioactive atom) in a box and sealed it, you would not know if the cat was dead or alive until you opened the box, so that until the box was opened, the cat was (in a sense) both “dead and alive”.

    I don’t this this cracks it. As God and Jesus were the same and different all the time. Could God/Jesus be white and not white at the same time.

  • CoastalMaineBird

    Don’t strain yourself trying to think your way out of it (or into it).
    All gods have principles which match the principles (or lack thereof) of their followers.
    In every case.
    All the time.

  • Jim Jones

    > So there you have it: a woman who claims to be a devout Christian but has never read the Bible properly.

    Proof positive that she really IS a devout Christian!

  • Jim Jones

    Since bible Jesus never existed, he could be striped.

  • Barry Duke

    Off-topic but posted for amusement value. A while back I reported on a cult called Happy Science and a seance it conducted in which Margaret Thatcher spoke. Well, Happy Science is not at all happy about the piece and has demanded that Patheos remove the piece.

    Taku Igata, Adevanced (sic) General Manager of Happy Science, has written:

    “I am filing a complaint against your article, ‘Thatcher to give her views on Brexit …’ While Patheos claims that it is ‘the website of choice for the millions of people looking for credible and balanced information about religion’, this article is very much biased and provides only the negative information of Happy Science. It is very irresponsible to provide the “copy-and paste” information from Wikipedia [actually RationalWiki].

    “Happy Science is an authentic international religion, which has more than 12 million sincere members around the world. Please delete this biased article which contains a lot of wrong information immediately and conduct proper research on Happy Science in order to provide ‘credible and balanced information about religion’, instead of making fun of honest people’s beliefs. I look forward to your sincere response.”

    My response was not to bin it but instead post an update to the piece, reproducing Igata’s complaint in full. (

  • jh

    I think it’s the Book of Revelations where Jesus is described as copper skinned. A white person might get to that look eventually with coppertone but I have a feeling this character came by that color more naturally.

  • WallofSleep

    It’s the internet age, baby, and the internet never forgets.

  • WallofSleep

    Have you ever read this guys website:

    He regularly engages in absurd and hilarious email correspondence, and then publishes the conversation on that website.

  • Maltnothops

    I’d read that some years ago and laffed and laffed. Just did so again!

  • WallofSleep

    He’s got quite a few of them there, all worth the read. The man is a genius of absurdity. He’s in the wrong business.

    I forget, but I think he might be (or have been) working in a technical field. He should totally be writing comedy.

  • Broga

    I like the idea of a striped Jesus. There is more chance of a striped human than there is of the claims made for the fictional Jesus. After so much utter, religious bullshit is unloaded on the gullible, ignorant and eager to believe victims, ridicule is often all that is left. Any semblance of a discussion based on reality is impossible.

  • Kelley Gaither

    So…I’m guessing she’s never cracked the spine of the book Exodus..Moses married a woman named Ziporah..the daughter of a high priest in Midian..she was black. Miriam,his sister raised holy hell about his choice of bride,and God struck her with leoparsy for her insolence. Moses ‘cured’ it by praying for her.

  • Raymond Metcalfe

    Its a funny thing about Christians they claim that they have the truth the others don’t because they don’t use the bible or understand it