Dana Loesch is going to help elderly florist, Barronelle Stutzman (Arlene’s Flowers), who is being persecuted by the state legal system and a couple of LGBTs who want to force her to participate in gay marriage by creating the flower arrangements or oversee her complete destruction. The Christian-hating ACLU is now involved.
The men who are suing her are Curt Freed and Robert Ingersoll, photo below. Ingersoll was Barronelle’s customer for nine years.
The moonbats aren’t content with a fine for her alleged discrimination. They want to destroy her. They plan to take her business and her home.
There is a gofundme page for Barronelle already set up.
Barronelle Stutzman, a 70-year old grandmother, faces the loss of her florist business and her home over two lawsuits filed against her because she refused to provide the flower arrangements for a gay wedding on the basis of her religious beliefs.
Some Christians believe they can’t participate in gay marriage in any way, but judges are saying it’s discrimination to act on those beliefs if you have a business.
Benton County Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom recently found against the Richland, Washington florist, saying that the First Amendment protects religious beliefs but not necessarily actions based on those beliefs. He also said the state has the authority to prohibit discrimination.
The judge okayed her total financial ruin. He ruled that Ms. Stutzman can be held personally liable for damages which means her home, her bank account, everything.
We have right to conscience laws in this country that allow religious freedom but not for store owners. Ms. Stutzman does not deny services to LGBTs. She just cannot supply flowers for a gay wedding.
Alliance Defending Freedom says the ruling threatens her financial ruin and they will file the appeal on her behalf.
“The message of these rulings is unmistakable: The government will bring about your personal and professional ruin if you don’t help celebrate same-sex marriage,” Kristen Waggoner, a lawyer for the alliance, said in a news release.
The Washington state attorney general agreed to have her settle the discrimination case by paying a $2,000 fine but she would also have to make flower arrangements for everyone who asks.
She rejected the offer to subjugate her religious beliefs to the state.
“Our state would be a better place if we respected each other’s differences, and our leaders protected the freedom to have those differences,” Barronelle Stutzman wrote in a letter Friday to Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
She wrote that gay couples are allowed to act on their views, but “because I follow the Bible’s teaching that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, I am no longer free to act on my beliefs.”
Can the state extend this new power in the future against any action by any business it decides it doesn’t like?
We’re still waiting for all the discrimination suits against other religions and churches. Actually, it will come one day if the state is given this power.
You don’t have to agree with Mrs. Stutzman’s views, but do you agree people should have the right to conscience? If this is won by the leftists, then they can go after church, Mosques, synagogues, because what they are in essence saying is that no one has the right to say gay marriage is not marriage – no one has the right to be against it.
In the end, this is a war by the leftists against those who disagree. These are the totalitarian minority who are raining hellfire on the silent majority.
Please go to the Dana Loesch Radio Show for more information.
Please listen to this video to the end. I had to get past my own views that she should make the flower arrangements and look at the bigger picture. I hope you can too. It’s wrong for the state to assume this power over religious people.