12 Days of Giveaways - Spin & Win! Sign up before Dec. 25th to win daily prizes and a $250 Amazon.com Gift Card. Find out details.

Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Religion Today Blog Christian Blog and Commentary

Christian Florist Appeals Case to Supreme Court

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Jul 19
  • Comments

A Christian florist, known as the “Christian grandma florist” has appealed her case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Christian Post reports that Barronelle Stutzman, who owns Arlene’s Flowers in Washington state, stepped into controversy when she refused to make bouquets for a same-sex wedding.

Earlier this year, a Washington court found Stutzman guilty of discrimination for refusing to provide flowers for the gay couple.

Stutzman is now hoping that the Supreme Court will take up her case. Barronelle’s legal team is arguing that the Washington court violated her First Amendment rights to artistic expression.

According to the Alliance Defending Freedom, "For more than four years, Barronelle has endured the litigation in this case with unwavering grace, humility, and faith — even as she faces losing everything she owns.

Now she will take her last stand before the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to preserve her religious freedom and her right not to be forced to speak a message about marriage that violates her beliefs."

Many conservative Christians have spoken out in support of Stutzman. Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, posted on Twitter:

"The government should not bully people into violating their conscience. A [government] that can bully consciences into participating and celebrating what the conscience finds immoral is a [government] that can do *anything.*"

 

Photo courtesy: Adflegal.org

Publication date: July 19, 2017