(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Metzger Bar and Butchery, a so-called “inclusive” restaurant from Richmond, Virginia, recently canceled the reservation of a Christian group just 90 minutes before the scheduled time because their female and LGBT staff felt “uncomfortable” and “unsafe.”
“Metzger Bar and Butchery has always prided itself on being an inclusive environment for people to dine in,” the post said.
“In eight years of service, we have very rarely refused service to anyone who wished to dine with us. Recently we refused service to a group that had booked an event with us after the owners of Metzger found out it was a group of donors to a political organization that seeks to deprive women and LGBTQ+ persons of their basic human rights in Virginia.”
“We have always refused service to anyone for making our staff uncomfortable or unsafe and this was the driving force behind our decision. Many of our staff are women and/or members of the LGBTQ+ community,” the people responsible for the restaurant’s Instagram account added.
The name of the Christian group is the Family Foundation, a Virginia non-profit organization that advocates for biblical principles.
The president of the group, Victoria Cobb, said that the reservation was canceled just an hour and a half before people were set to arrive in the Dec. 1 post on the official website.
“Have you ever been denied a meal because of your beliefs?” she wrote.
“Last night, our team and supporters got the firsthand experience when Metzger’s Bar and Butchery in Richmond, VA refused to service our pre-reserved event, leaving us scrambling just moments before.”
“About an hour and a half before the event was set to take place, one of the restaurant’s owners called our team to cancel the event,” she continued.
“As our VP of Operations explained that guests were arriving at their restaurant shortly, she asked for an explanation. Sure enough, an employee looked up our organization, and their wait staff refused to serve us.”
Cobb pointed out the hypocrisy of the leftists.
“Welcome to the double standard of the left, where some believe Jack Phillips must be forced to create a wedding cake as part of the celebration of a same-sex ceremony but any business should be able to deny basic goods and services to those who hold biblical values around marriage.”
The post concluded with the message that they will speak out on religious discrimination.
“Our witness will not be diminished, and we will not be silenced.”