Conservative Christian group whose reservation was cancelled by TV chef Brittanny Anderson’s restaurant hits back at ‘stunning’ display of ‘religious discrimination’
- Family Foundation of Virginia booked a table at Metzger Bar & Butchery, a German-themed restaurant in Richmond, Virginia, for November 30
- The restaurant is co-owned by TV chef Brittanny Anderson, known for her shows Top Chef and Chopped
- An hour and a half before their reservation time, they received a call saying they were no longer welcome
- They said that staff would be made ‘uncomfortable’ and ‘unsafe’ by the presence of the pro-life group, which rejects gay marriage
- On Wednesday the CEO of Family Foundation of Virginia condemned the Metzger owners and management for ‘religious discrimination’
By Harriet Alexander For Dailymail.com
Published: 19:03 EST, 7 December 2022 | Updated: 00:36 EST, 8 December 2022
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The head of a conservative Christian group whose reservation was cancelled at the last minute by a Virginia restaurant, citing their views on abortion and LGBTQ issues, has accused the owners of ‘religious discrimination.’
Virginia Cobb’s group, Family Foundation of Virginia, intended to dine on November 30 at Metzger Bar and Butchery in Richmond, Virginia – a German-themed restaurant co-owned by TV chef Brittanny Anderson of Top Chef and Chopped.
Yet 90 minutes before their reservation, a staff member called someone on Cobb’s team to say they were no longer welcome – forcing them to scramble to find an alternative venue for the 15-20 people to gather.
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How come when a baker won’t make a gay cake or a web designer won’t make a gay website, they wind up in the “legal system”?
Now, as gun owning pro-life pro-choice little L libertarian, I have no problem with people discriminating. Folks do it all the time. It’s “heuristics” aka “rule of thumb”.
I do have a problem when the Gooferment gets involved. Hence some discrimination it politically incorrect and gets punished. Other peolitically correct discrimination goes under the radar.
Perhaps, “We, The Sheeple” might want to use the “invisible hand” of the marketplace to weigh in on the decision.
Wasn’t this a “breach of contract”?