All are welcome here.

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As you may have heard, on Wednesday the “Public Facilities and Private Security Act” was passed and signed into state law. 

The Montreat Conference Center is a private Christian institution that strives to demonstrate intentional hospitality to all. As a key part of that commitment, we will not tolerate on our campus discrimination against any child of God, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. We will continue to invite our conferees, guests, and visitors to use the restrooms in which they feel most comfortable.

Personally, I am dismayed that making such a statement is even necessary. I am disappointed by the passage of this law and offer prayers and ongoing support to members of the LGBT community who may justifiably feel less safe and protected as a result of the state’s action.

All are welcome here in Montreat. 


Richard DuBose
President, Mountain Retreat Association