What does a photographer in New Mexico, a florist in Washington, and a baker in Colorado all have in common? No, it’s not a trick question.
They are all innocent businesses that were hunted down and targeted for attack by the radical arm of the LGBT movement – and you could easily be next. The perpetrators are on a mission to seek and destroy every moral fiber of our American heritage and U.S. Constitution. Welcome to the bloody LGBT battlefield where everyone is fair game in a relentless, multifaceted assault on our humanity.
Make no mistake about the LGBT intentions. No longer content to ‘fit in’ or simply be ‘accepted’ by others for living an odd lifestyle, today they are out to castrate the minds and hearts of others into supporting their deviant faith – or crush those who might oppose their ranting into oblivion. As per the LGBT website, their goal is “…to seek to change the hearts and minds of Americans to ‘equality’…” – unless you happen to be an American who doesn’t want to be brainwashed. In that case, take heed. It won’t be long before a member of the LGBT Gestapo is knocking on your door.
Elaine Huguenin, owner of Huguenin Photography, found out the hard way. When she got an email inquiry from Vanessa Willock requesting photography of her union with another woman, Elaine didn’t realize that Vanessa had sent similar emails to other photographers and had already received positive responses from several who were willing to film Vanessa’s lesbian union. Neither did Elaine realize that at least one of those photographers was less expensive. In fact, Elaine had no idea that Vanessa was on a fishing trip – an expedition to find the one photographer who could not do the work, for religious reasons.
By the time Elaine figured out she’d been used as a guinea pig to promote the radical LGBT agenda, it was too late and she was embroiled in a devastating court battle which all but cost her and her husband their business and home.
In another case, Barronelle Stutzman is the owner of Arlene’s Flowers and Gifts and had been personally serving her gay client Robert Ingersoll for over ten years, whenever he came into her shop. In fact, she enjoyed his company and they had become well acquainted. It didn’t bother Barronelle he was gay, just the same as it didn’t bother her that a few of her employees and other customers were gay/lesbian.
But when Rob finally approached her and asked her to do the floral arrangements for his upcoming union to Curt Freed, she respectfully declined, saying “I am sorry. I can’t do your wedding because of my relationship with Jesus Christ.” That was the first wedding Barronelle had turned down in 37 years.
Although Rob was disappointed about Barronelle’s decision, they hugged each other and he left the shop. But Curt wasn’t so forgiving and posted the details on Facebook. A few days later the shop’s five phone lines began ringing non-stop, flooding her business with vile hate calls from LGBT members all over the country. Those calls were followed by hundreds of threatening emails and dozens of vicious letters, eventually stacking over three feet high.
But least expected of all came an attack from Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson. According to Alliance Defending Freedom, the state of Washington suffered from over 200 murders, 2,100 rapes, 5,700 robberies, and 12,200 aggravated assaults in 2012, one would think the state’s AG would have serious business to attend to. But Mr. Ferguson took time out of his ‘busy’ schedule to check Facebook, single out Barronelle, and charge her with discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
The best part about this is, that at the time of Ferguson’s lawsuit against Barronelle, the two gay men, Rob and Curt, hadn’t filed a complaint with anyone. But that didn’t seem to matter to Ferguson because he filed the suit against the florist anyway, without a plaintiff. This situation had never before occurred in Washington and gives rise to the obvious question, “Why, with all the other serious infractions happening within the state, was Barronelle such a priority?”
The obvious answer is simple. Ferguson is out to rid Washington of God, teach Barronelle a lesson, and make a name for himself in the process. And he’s gone after God and Barronelle with a vengeance.
According to the Huffpost Gay Voices, Ferguson said, “It’s my job to enforce the laws of the state of Washington. Under the Consumer Protection Act, it’s unlawful to discriminate against customers on the basis of sexual orientation.” Ferguson went on to sue the florist for declining to act contrary to her faith. Apparently all those murderers and rapists are less threatening than a 68 year-old Christian businesswoman.
But now with the help of Alliance Defending Freedom, not only is Barronelle defending herself against the ridiculous claims of Ferguson, she also recently filed her own countersuit against him. As Dale Schowengerdt, ADF’s Senior Legal Counsel points out, “In America, the government is supposed to protect freedom, not use its intolerance for certain viewpoints to intimidate citizens into acting contrary to their faith or convictions.”
If the Attorney General prevails, the fines and charges he hopes to impose will cripple Barronelle and put her out of business, all for believing in Jesus Christ and following her faith.
And most recently in Colorado, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner, Jack Phillips, was sued by two gay lovers, Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig, because Jack respectfully declined to create a wedding cake for the couple’s union.
It didn’t matter that same-sex marriage is illegal in Colorado, or that the couple got hitched in Massachusetts to circumvent the Colorado law. Nor did it matter that the gay couple had offers from other bakers to do their ‘union’ cake, or that several of those offers were for considerably less money. All that mattered was that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) jumped at the chance to unite with the LGB-Terrorism movement and destroy another Christian-run business and bash religious freedom in the process.
But in order to be successful in destroying Jack’s livelihood, the complainants had to have a sympathetic Administrative Judge and a Civil Rights Commission with no understanding or regard for our Constitution. As Americans are seeing all too often these days, the seven-member panel ignored Colorado law and legislated from their bench. Then they threw down their heavy-handed decision full of petty, punitive punishment purposefully intended to embarrass and humiliate the bakery owner.
The good news is that Jack’s business is booming with freedom-loving supporters who prefer cookies, cupcakes, and croissants to those controversial ceremonial delicacies. In fact, Jack’s so busy he hasn’t had time to even think about baking wedding cakes. If business holds steady, maybe Jack can focus his talents on Thanksgiving favorites like steamed cranberry puddings and fruitcakes, although he’d probably get sued by the ACLU for baking anything with such a questionable name.
All humor aside, the LGBT movement in America isn’t new and it isn’t unorganized. Quite the contrary, it’s extremely well organized with campaigns running on every front. At the LBGT, Human Rights Campaign Website, they clearly state what every homosexual should be on the lookout for, and they encourage their subscribers to ‘report offenders’.
If our elected officials don’t take a firm stand immediately and get actively involved to halt these non-stop assaults on our Constitutional rights, we’re doomed. Conservatives and Republicans must raise their voices before it’s too late.
As Arizona Congressional candidate for D-2, Chuck Wooten recently wrote, “In this era of extreme political correctness, it’s almost surreal that such a small fraction of our society is allowed to torment average citizens over something as fundamental as the Constitutional right of religious freedom. The ACLU’s predictable tactic is “death by a thousand cuts,” but it’s seldom successful. The time for sanity in these situations is at hand and Americans of faith must stand strong and fight tyranny in whatever form it takes.”
The LGBT has systematically embarked on a violent war against anyone who doesn’t tow the line and jump into bed with their sexual promiscuity and deviance, and it’s refreshing to see some serious candidates step up and say, “Enough is enough.” But sadly, if more elected officials don’t defend our constitutional rights in a timely fashion, the hour of opportunity will pass and our religious freedom will evaporate before our eyes.