South Carolina Church Kicks Out Blind Man For Having Service Dog With Him
According to The Friendly Atheist, LowCountry Community Church in Bluffton, South Carolina kicked a blind man out of church because he had his service dog with him.
Taylor Burch, a 29-year-old, legally blind man, attended church with his service dog. Soon after taking his seat, a church volunteer told him he needed to leave. He said, “You can’t have that dog in here.”
“He was questioning me like he didn’t believe me,” Burch said. “I was totally humiliated.”
Burch left and called his mother to pick him up. “I was sad. I was frustrated. I was in shock,” he said.
Soon afterwards, Burch’s sister posted on social media about the interaction. She wrote that she was “in disbelief that a place that teaches love and acceptance would not allow a person like my brother with his very well behaved and intensely trained guide dog to attended a church service.”
The church said it did nothing wrong, as places of worship are exempt from the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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