Supporters Raise $148,000 for Christian Florist Who Refused to Provide Flowers for Gay Wedding
Barronelle Stutzman, a Christian florist, referred her friend and long-time customer to other florists because she could not in good conscience provide full wedding support for a same-sex wedding.
Although the couple received flowers, the Washington State Attorney General, and later, the same-sex couple, sued Barronelle.
A Washington court ruled against Barronelle Stutzman for acting consistent with her Christian faith. Barronelle referred a longstanding customer to nearby florists because she could not in good conscience create custom arrangements and provide wedding support for his same-sex wedding. The Alliance Defending Freedom reported that the court’s ruling prevents Barronelle’s case from going to trial and makes her personally responsible for paying any damages and attorney’s fees incurred by the same-sex couple and the State of Washington.
The 70-year-old grandmother may lose her business, her home, and her savings – because she stood for her faith, she could lose everything she owns!
Supporters have raised nearly $150,000 for the Christian florist.
Talk radio and TV host Dana Loesch interviewed Barronelle this week about her ordeal.