ACLU Sues 70-Year-Old Christian Flower Shop Owner for Refusing to Participate in Gay Wedding


April 10, 2013
By Daniel Greenfield

The ACLU took in 63 million dollars in 2011. It has  net assets of almost 300 million dollars. Anthony Romero, its Exec Director, takes in 342,858 dollars.

And like most bullies, the ACLU picked a target its own size,  Barronelle Stutzman, a 70-year-old woman who runs a flower shop. For those who think that gay marriage can be folded on, the case of  Arlene”s Flowers  provides another sobering wake-up call.

Homosexual activists are not looking to live and let live. They are out to force their way on everyone else at any cost. Even  shamelessly going after a 70-year-old woman  who was only following her faith.

Robert Ingersoll and his partner, Curt Freed, had been buying flowers from Arlene”s for nearly a decade when Ingersoll asked Barronelle Stutzman to provide flowers for their upcoming wedding in September, according to the couple”s attorneys.

“When it came to doing his wedding, I said, “I could not do it because of my relationship with Jesus Christ.” He thanked me and said he respected my opinion. We talked and gave each other a hug and he left,” she wrote.

Stutzman said she believes “biblically” that marriage is between a man and a woman.

“I have hired all walks of people in different circumstances, and had the privilege of working with some very talented people that happen to be gay.”

But  Robert Ingersoll couldn”t do the decent thing  and give Barronelle Stutzman what gay rights activists claim they want; tolerance.

“I have dealt with Rob several times. He”s a nice guy,” Barronelle Stutzman said.

But for Ingersoll, the rejection stung.

“We”re both passionate about seeing people succeed and that nobody should be hurt or in pain,” he said. “This is one of those things — it”s very hurtful. I probably haven”t felt this much pain since I was in high school and people called me names, and I”m 42.”

And after enough whining, Ingersoll decided to spread the pain that was eating at his soul and making him so very sad.

Ingersoll realizes that while much of the attention has been supportive, he and his partner also will face a backlash.

“People are going to hate us,” he said. “That is sad and makes me unhappy. I know people are going to come out of the woodwork and going to be hateful. I don”t say hateful things. I”m not that kind of person.”

Ingersoll sure is unhappy a lot and his response to unhappiness is to make other people unhappy. This is also known as liberalism.

And when liberalism rules, the jackboots sooner or later show up on your doorstep.

Robert W. Ferguson, the Attorney General for Washington State, has taken a break from fixing all the crime in the state,  to targeting a 70-year-old flower shop owner.

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