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Here we go again. A Washington flower shop has refused to do a Gay customers wedding bc of the owners 'relationship with Jesus'

A Washington State couple, Curt and Rob Ingersoll, were turned away from Arelene’s Flowers, their longtime florist of 9 years, after requesting to book their wedding with the flower shop. Owner Barronelle Stuzman politely declined saying “I just took his hands and I said I’m sorry I can’t do your wedding because of my relationship with Jesus Christ” and that she believed marriage should only be between one man and one woman. Ingersoll said he respects her views, but was shocked this had never come up as an issue before since the couple frequently sent flowers to each other. He said It came as a shock to me because I’ve had a nine year relationship with Barronelle and have never thought there was a reason that she wouldn’t..” Stuzman denied she discriminates against gay couples, saying We hire gay people. I have friends that are gay, that wasn’t the issue. The issue is that I just didn’t want to participate in the marriage. Ingersoll posted his story onto his personal Facebook page a few days after the incident occurred last Friday, and said the his story spread like wildfire, mostly from supporters. Stuzman said I’ve had hate mail. I’ve had people who want to burn my building, I’ve had people say they’ll never shop here again and tell all their friends. And I’ve had other people say thanks for standing up for your convictions and we’ll shop here and we’ll back you in any way we can. Check out the comments she received on her facebook page and watch the local news report at the link also an explanation of how she broke the law in Washington:


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