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State Sues Florist Who Refused to Decorate Gay Wedding

rjones-price Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 6:29 PM
Actually, that is a valid answer. You can express your disagreement verbally, even. I don't care. Make your business a religious business that only caters to the people you want. Don't hold your business to be open to the public. That means you can't serve Hindus, atheists, etc., but only those who you deem to be worthy of your service "in keeping with your principles." In so doing, you make less money, but you get the satisfaction of knowing that you haven't compromised your beliefs.
rjones-price Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 7:15 PM
Like I said, you can't hold your business out to the public. If you in effect say, "Anyone can walk in here and get xyz service" and then a gay couple comes in looking for xyz service, and you say, "...except you, because it violates my Christian beliefs," tough noogies for you when the lawsuit comes down.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 6:37 PM
Verbally disagreeing with customers like these won't do it - they demand unquestioning acceptance, and any hint of disapproval will have them dialing the State Attorney's office just as quickly to file a complaint.

The State of Washington is suing a small flower shop after the owner declined to provide flowers for a homosexual wedding – based on her religious beliefs.

Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Wash., is facing thousands of dollars in fines and penalties for allegedly violating the state’s Consumer Protection Act.

“If a business provides a product or service to opposite-sex couples for their weddings, then it must provide same-sex couples the same product or service,” Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement.

On March 1, a longtime customer asked Stutzman to provide flowers for his upcoming...