Wednesday, November 16, 2016

'Small-town florist' warns: 'Gay' art mandate threatens 'everyone'

By Bob Unruh

WASHINGTON---That’s the warning from Washington state entrepreneur Barronelle Stutzman as the state Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in her discrimination case on Tuesday. She was penalized by the state for declining to promote a homosexual wedding through her floral artistry. The state Supreme Court last winter agreed to hear the case in a terse note signed by Barbara Madsen, the chief justice. The Alliance Defending Freedom, which is defending Stutzman in court, explained a lower court ordered her to pay penalties and attorneys’ fees “for declining to use her artistic abilities to design custom floral arrangements for a longtime customer’s same-sex ceremony.” [link]]