Sure, you probably knew that revealing how you actually hate your soon-to-be mother-in-law's dress or your distaste for your fiancé's groomsmen would be a major social-media snafu. But this woman's Facebook post actually led to her wedding being canceled—and the reason why is nothing short of infuriating. Because a bride shared her support for same-sex marriage on Facebook, her priest is now to refusing to marry her and her fiancé.
A wedding date—November—was set. The wedding venue—Ebenezer St John's Presbyterian Church—was chosen. The invitations were sent. But now the ceremony is off for a bride and groom in Victoria, Australia. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the 26-year-old bride-to-be (whose name has been withheld) wrote a Facebook post in August declaring her support for same-sex marriage after the Turnbull Government, the federal executive government of Australia, announced that a public vote will be held in November concerning the legalization of same-sex marriage in the country.
"I know it's something not everyone will agree on and that's fine but this is what I stand for and frankly it doesn't effect [sic] my relationship with [my partner] one bit," read the Facebook post.
Soon after, the couple was called to their church for a meeting with their minister and wedding officiant, Steven North, where they were informed that North would no longer marry them or allow them to hold their wedding in the church.
"After the pre-marital counselling that you attended and the sermons delivered at Ebenezer on this subject, you must surely appreciate that your commitment to same-sex marriage opposes the teaching of Christ Jesus and the scriptural position practiced by the Presbyterian Church of Australia and by me," North wrote in a letter to the bride.
"This conflict of views has practical consequences in relation to your upcoming wedding," he continued. "By continuing to officiate it would appear either that I support your views on same-sex marriage or that I am uncaring about this matter. As you know, neither statement is correct."
With their wedding essentially called off, the bride and groom were forced to find another venue to host the ceremony, which will be officiated by a retired minister. But this badass bride refuses to back down on her beliefs.
"We feel this decision is absolutely disgraceful and is a disgrace to you and all the church, especially when we have been loyal and valued members of this congregation for 10 years," the couple wrote in response to Ebenezer St John's church. "You were made aware from the beginning of our proceedings that we had gay friends and also that people in our wedding party were gay. How could you assume that we would abandon them or degrade them with regards to same-sex marriage?"
Bravo, bride, bravo.