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Washington Supreme Court to hear appeal of florist fined for refusing to serve gay wedding

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(Worthy News) - The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a florist penalized for declining to prepare floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding.

The court announced Wednesday that it would take up the appeal of Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington, who has been at the center of a high-profile legal battle pitting the First Amendment against the state’s anti-discrimination law.

Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel Kristen Waggoner said Thursday that Ms. Stutzman “and many others like her around the country have been willing to serve any and all customers, but they are understandably not willing to promote any and all messages.” [ Source ]

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  1. I don't understand Ms. Stutzman's refusal to provide a service for this event. While no one should be forced by any government to conduct business with any group or persons against their will, which is a far greater evil in this particular situation than refusing service, I don't understand the objection on this event. If the crux of the objection is, "It's against my Christian beliefs which are found in the Bible" then the objection is based on a failure to follow all that the Bible has to say on these types of situations, not just the one's we want to follow. The Bible clearly condemns homosexual unions of any kind, as well as fornication (sex outside of marriage) often resulting in children being born outside marriage, adultery (having been married multiple times and/or two people living together as married when they're not) and intoxication (which is a fairly common occurrence after the wedding). If this is the basis for the refusal, then all who use this reason should provide a list of all the objections to all potential customers of what the business approves of and will participate in, and what they don't approve of and will not participate in. Again, if the objection is based on what the Bible says, I'm compelled by the Word of God to follow all of what He has said on any given subject, no matter what my personal opinion is. If I don't, well I can't really call myself a "Bible believing Christian" can I ? Well, I could, but that's also something the Bible speaks against, deceitfulness.

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