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Let's Put Money Where Our Mouth Is
by Donna Wasson
3/31/2015 / Legal
In February, I wrote an article about a 70 year-old Christian florist in Washington State named Barronelle Stutzman, who was being sued by a sodomite couple because she had politely turned down their request to furnish flowers for their so-called 'nuptials.' Ms. Stutzman had gladly served the homosexual pair, Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed, for years with no problem at all.
However, when they approached her to arrange the flowers for their "wedding," she sweetly told them that she couldn't do that because homosexual marriage goes against what the Bible says and because she is a Christian, she could not be a part of their ceremony. She offered to refer them to another florist, but they declined.
Oh boy. You don't tell gays, the uber-favored, special-rights social group du jour, "No," without there being hell to pay! Naturally, the dynamic-duo sued her, even though several other florists in town offered to take the job, and they were even offered FREE flowers. They took advantage of those offers and had their ceremony, but are still on the warpath against Ms. Stutzman.
World Net Daily reports that Judge Alex Ekstrom, authorized the state and sodomite newlyweds to pursue the business AND personal assets of Ms. Stutzman, including her home, savings, retirement and business, in payment of damages and attorney's fees. However, a few weeks later the state offered to settle the case for $2001.00, but Ms. Stutzman rejected the offer. She has also been ordered to pay state prosecutors $1001.00 for their charge of discrimination.
Stutzman wrote to Washington Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, and stated "Your offer (to settle) reveals that you don't really understand me or what this conflict is all about. It's about freedom, not money. I certainly don't relish the idea of losing my business, my home and everything else that your lawsuit threatens to take from my family, but my freedom to honor God in doing what I do best is more important."
She continued "Washington's constitution guarantees us 'freedom of conscience in all matters of religious sentiment.' I cannot sell that precious freedom. You are asking me to walk in the way of a well-known betrayer, one who sold something of infinite worth for 30 pieces of silver. That is something I will not do."
Stutzman's lawyer, Kristen Waggoner, senior counsel of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), says this suit is a government threat to Christians: "Surrender your religious liberty and free speech rights, or face personal and professional ruin." Friday, 3/27/15, Judge Ekstrom affirmed the court's earlier decision that Ms. Stutzman is ordered to pay an as yet undetermined penalty for her faith.
Ms. Stutzman explains "Since 2012, same-sex couples all over the state have been free to act on their beliefs about marriage, but because I follow the Bible's teachings that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, I am no longer free to act on my beliefs." Unfortunately, Barronelle, it appears you are correct. How dare you challenge the LGBT Mafia!
I want to address the plaintiffs, Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed. Gentlemen, and I use that term loosely, there is no excuse on earth for you to be persecuting Barronelle Stutzman. None. Your desires were easily met by other florists and you had your ceremony. You are acting as a couple of poster boys for the Gaystapo.
Don't you get it? You've purchased flowers from Barronelle for years, and have always found her to be gracious, friendly and kind. I'm sure she made it subtly known that she is a Christian lady, and I'm also sure she's not the kind to try to ram her beliefs down your throats. She not only talks the talk, but she walks the walk, treating others with loving kindness no matter who they are. If this wasn't the case, you would have taken your business elsewhere long ago.
And how do you two repay her? You swish and stomp because she very nicely turned down your request to furnish the flowers for your "wedding." You had other florists to choose from, and even had offers for free flowers. Was that good enough for you?? NOOOOO! You have to make an example of this woman. How DARE she take a moral stand that counters your lifestyle!
Not only did you sue her but you are more than happy to take everything she owns, including her home, savings and retirement, just because your tender little feelings are bruised. Small business owners work their tails off, and she's labored for years to build up a clientele of satisfied, repeat customers and YOU want to take it all away from her.
You know what that makes you? Nothing more than a couple of bullies who walk around with a chip on your shoulder! SHAME ON YOU!
Is this the way your mothers raised you to treat others? Did you also beat up smaller, weaker children up when you were in school? Do you kick puppies too? You should be ashamed of yourselves! Seriously.
You have every right to expect to be treated with kindness and respect in the marketplace, but you do NOT have the right to DEMAND those you encounter to not only tolerate your homosexuality, but to embrace and celebrate it. Get over your egotistical selves and get a life! I urge you to do the right thing, and drop this disgraceful lawsuit against this hard-working, 70 year-old lady.
This goes for ALL of you in the LGBT Mafia. The rest of society is weary of your childish whining, hissy-fits when you don't get your way. Here's a couple of suggestions for you: Try pulling this nonsense with a Muslim baker or florist. I dare you. Go ahead, sue them and see what happens.
Secondly, let the marketplace sort it out. If someone chooses not to accommodate your request for "wedding" cakes or flowers, go somewhere else. There are plenty of other options. If enough of your gay friends refuse to patronize that store, the vendor might lose revenue. That is their choice. There is no need to commit marketplace rape, petitioning the government to force them to accept your business!
Christians, listen up: This is the time we need to stand tall for the Word of God and for His precepts. We are called to love others, but Jesus never told us to roll-over and acquiesce to the evil around us.
Barronelle Stutzman is willing to lose her earthly 'riches' for the sake of obeying her Savior. She is a rare jewel in the Kingdom of God. This is your chance to support this sister-in-Christ by contributing whatever you can to her GoFundMe account.
I am asking that you take a few minutes, click on the site and SHOW her that the Lord is watching out for her, and we stand with her in this battle. Everyone can probably contribute something, so let's send a very clear message to the Gaystapo that we're tired of being pushed around! Go to: www.gofundme.com and type her name-Barronelle-in the search box and it will take you right to her page.
Thank you so much in advance for your help! And FYI, I have NO access to this fund in any way, shape or form and have already given my contribution. It's time we put our money where our mouth is! God bless each and every one of you!
"Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble: I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew Him my salvation." Psalm 91:14-16 (KJV)
Donna Wasson is all of the following: Married. Mom. Hospice RN. Avid reader. Animal lover. Needing to spread the Gospel while there is still time.
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