Religious Freedom Battles Go Beyond Arizona And Wedding Cakes

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 3:22 PM

The religious liberties versus government battles began long before state legislature like Arizona began considering bills to protect business owners' religious freedoms or bake shops refused to make wedding cakes for same sex couples. Almost two years ago an uproar started among liberal city mayors when Chick fil a CEO Dan Cathy discussed with a news outlet that he supported traditional marriage. As a result of Cathy's personal stance on the issue, mayors in Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco declared that the the successful restaurant chain was not welcome in  their cities.

A Kentucky T-shirt company declined to do business with an LGBT group in April of 2012, The New American  reported, because the owners claimed that doing so would conflict with their Christian beliefs: