Tony Perkins, president of Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC), has claimed that the majority of Americans would support a bridal shop owner who refused to sell wedding gowns to a lesbian couple.

Victoria Miller of W.W. Bridal Boutique on Market Street in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania refused to schedule an appointment for the two brides.

“[P]roviding those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God's law,” Miller told the Press Enterprise of Bloomsburg.

The incident has prompted the Bloomsburg Town Council to consider whether to move ahead with an ordinance which would bar businesses from discriminating based on sexual orientation.

“Obviously, W.W. Bridal Boutique isn't the only wedding dress shop in town,” Perkins said in a statement. “These women could have easily taken their business elsewhere – but chose to retaliate instead. That's because, at its core, this isn't about accommodation. It's about forced acceptance. When religious liberty clashes with homosexuality – as it has from bakeries to flower shops – the storylines are all the same: conform or be punished.”

Perkins also criticized city leaders for considering taking action, calling them “intolerant” and bend on “avenging” the lesbian couple.

“In Bloomsburg, liberals are so determined to avenge this couple that they're convening a special meeting of the city council to consider passing a law that the lesbians could use to sue. Unfortunately, this intolerance is exactly what's driving the wave of ordinances that target similar family business owners in Baton Rouge, Houston, and San Antonio. Rather than let consumers decide the fate of businesses that don't concede, the government is dictating marketplace values. When the people do have a voice, as they're desperately seeking in a marriage debate that's been hijacked by the courts, they vote on the side of W.W. Bridal.”