It is sad to report when cities or states are forced to do or stop doing something based on a false understanding of religious freedom. It is even worse when we see states attacking their citizens for having religious convictions. Unfortunately, I have to report just such a case in Washington State.
Baronelle Stutzman of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland Washington refused to provide flowers for a sodomite union. The customer, Robert Ingersoll, regularly used Stutzman for his floral needs. But, when Ingersoll announced that he was getting married and wanted Stutzman to provide the flowers, Stutzman declined. christiannews.net quotes Stutzman:
“I just took his hands and said, ‘I’m sorry. I cannot do your wedding because of my relationship with Jesus Christ,’” It would seem, those who are so concerned with rights and acceptance, would understand the situation and take their business elsewhere. No, it just escalated.
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