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  • High court annuls ruling against florist

    June 27 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    High court annuls ruling against florist

    The U.S. Supreme Court provided a promising directive June 25 in the ongoing effort by business owners to practice their faith convictions. The justices issued an order that annulled a lower-court ruling against Washington state florist Barronelle Stutzman, a Southern Baptist who declined to design flowers for a same-sex wedding.

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  • Washington high court rules against Christian florist

    February 16 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Washington high court rules against Christian florist

    “The Court held that the government can force citizens to use their creative gifts and expressive speech to participate and endorse acts they believe to be immoral. This decision is a loss not only for Barronelle Stutzman but for every American who values liberty and civility over coercion by the government,” said Russell Moore.

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  • Florist who refused gay wedding gets appeal

    March 8 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Florist who refused gay wedding gets appeal

    The highest court in Washington state has agreed to hear the appeal of florist Barronelle Stutzman found guilty of violating state laws and the constitutional rights of a gay couple when she refused to arrange flowers for their wedding, citing religious beliefs. The appeal may be heard possibly as early as spring 2016.

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  • Washington florist fined, ordered to create gay wedding arrangements

    April 6 2015 by Sarah Padbury, Religion News Service | with 1 comments
    Washington florist fined, ordered to create gay wedding arrangements

    A Washington state great-grandmother was ordered to pay $1,001 to the state last week for violating its Consumer Protection Act when she refused to create a flower arrangement for a long-time customer’s same-sex wedding. The court has yet to impose an award for the gay couple.

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  • ‘I would hug him,’ says florist of gay accuser

    March 4 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘I would hug him,’ says florist of gay accuser

    “If [Robert Ingersoll] walked in the store today, I would hug him and catch up on his life,” said Barronelle Stutzman. “The same faith that tells me that I can’t be a part of Rob’s wedding is the same faith that tells me to love him as Christ does.

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