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… You Idiots ever hear of Religious Liberty ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 10th,2013

… You Idiots Ever Hear of Religious Liberty ?!?!

(and the 1st Amendment to the Constitution)

.. The attorney general of the State of Washington has filed a lawsuit in Benton County Superior Court [ ] against a Richland florist who refused to provide flowers for the wedding of longtime gay customers, citing her religious opposition to same-sex marriage . ..   .. The state’s suit against Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers and Gifts , came just days after the Attorney General’s Office wrote to ask that Stutzman reconsider her position and agree to comply with the state’s anti – discrimination laws . ..

.. Bristol believes the state is attempting to make an example of his client and said she intends to stand by her convictions . ..   .. Making floral arrangements for a wedding is a creative process, not as simple as handing a couple some flowers, he said. “It takes artistic talent to do that . All artists consider what they do to be an expression.   .. “ I one hundred percent believe this is a freedom-of-expression and free – exercise – of – religion issue , ” he said. “What the government is saying here is that you don’t have the right to free religious exercise . ” ..

[link to story here]

.. p . s . — you cannot use the public accomodation doctrine to overcome her religious freedom , and rights to free expression . Also , sexual orientation is not a “protected class,” and never should be . There should not be any “protected classes at all …”

… credit goes to Dan Riehl , at RiehlWorldView , for the story , and the MahaRushie for the pub …

… p.s. — Benton County is in southern Washington state . The Columbia River wraps around the county on its North , East ,  and South Sides …

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