Court rules Christian photographer guilty of discrimination over refusing gay ceremonies

This is exactly one of the big reasons I oppose gay marriage or civil unions because when a gay person gains the right to enter into a legal union then a Christian business loses the right to disagree and is in turn discriminated against. And that’s exactly what is going on here:

CBN NEWS – A Christian photography studio is guilty of discrimination because it refused to take pictures of a gay commitment ceremony, according to a New Mexico’s Court of Appeals ruling.

That decision against Elane Photography upholds a lower court ruling that said the photo studio is considered a public accommodation, similar to a restaurant or store.

The case dates back to 2008 when New Mexico Human Rights Commission ruled the studio violated the state’s Human Rights Act and discriminated against Vanessa Willock because of her sexual orientation.

Elane Photography Studio argued that the decision is simply a reflection of the owners’ religious and moral beliefs.

“Christians in the marketplace should not be penalized for abiding by their beliefs anymore than anyone else should,” Alliance Defense Fund Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence said in a statement after the original ruling by the commission.

“The government cannot make people choose between their faith and their livelihood,” he said. “Could the government force a vegetarian videographer to create a commercial for the new butcher shop in town? American business owners do not surrender their constitutional rights at the marketplace gate.”

The Alliance Defense Fund, which is representing the studio, plans to appeal the latest court ruling.

This is what happens with we elevate a person’s sexual preference to that of someone’s skin color or gender. All of a sudden it’s discrimination to refuse a client based on their sexual preferences. And it’s those kind of discrimination laws that set the groundwork for an attack on Christianity which wholly rejects homosexuality as Godly behavior.

Being a Christian and a former photographer myself, this really hits home with me. Many have said to me ‘just say you aren’t available on that day‘ instead of turning down a client directly based on my true feelings. But why should I have to lie? Why should I have to dodge the truth simply to avoid a lawsuit? After all, this is America, where freedom of religion is established in our Constitution. I should be able to say without fear of being discriminated against that I only photograph traditional weddings and I should not be forced by law to photograph gay ceremonies.

But sadly this ‘discrimination’ argument will always persist as long as we uphold sexual preference to the level of skin color or gender. Therefore we must call the gay lifestyle exactly what it is, and that is nothing more than having a sexual preference.

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  • Being a Christian Web Designer. I have to watch what I say to clients all the time. I make it clear on my website that I’m a Christian website designer catering to Christian groups and churches. But even those can be problematic for me. For example I would not do *anything* for the Westboro Baptist Church group ( the “God hates f**s”). I *really* feel sorry for that photographer. He’s a free man, he should be free to exert his moral values and deny certain customers based on that. It’s not like he’s saying he wont’ take blacks or jews or something.

    You know, the most endangered species in North America is the White American Christian! WE HAVE RIGHTS TOO YOU KNOW!

    • Bucketheadbaptist


      There’s something about your post that kinda bothers me… I’d like to speak to you about it … but not in an open forum like this. Would you be so kind as to email me at bucketheadbaptist(at symbol)gmail


    • This guy was at ne time a lawyer until he went nuts on a witness and was disbarred. He has around a dozen kids and most of them are Lawyers. The people use to be afraid of all his lawer kids, but over the years they lost their fear, and there have been a few times when people in Topeka have beat them up.

      I met him in 1995 and I was NOT imperssed at all. I believe that when he meets his maker he is in for a big surprise.

  • 4Hoppes2

    And this folks is why Obama has the temerity to demand that religious institutions provide abortion, sterilization, birth control, and eventually euthanasia under the pretense of women’s health care. This case adds legitimacy to every ill conceived aberration that will surely follow.

  • Sandra123456

    Because this country is basically a Christian country homosexuals are allowed to exist, and it is about time they recognized this and show some tolerance like Christians have.

    IF this were a Muslim country there would be no homosexuals.

    • True Sandra… Just ask wheresmydinnerjacket. According to him, there are no homosexuals in Iran. He’s probably exterminated them all…

    • KenInMontana

      IF this were a Muslim country there would be no homosexuals.

      This is not precisely true, homosexuality is quite common in some Arab/Muslim countries, Saudi Arabia is one such example. It is just not something that is paraded in public, however it is common knowledge. Saudi Arabia is home to the Wahabi sect of Islam, one of the strictest forms of Islam.

      • 3seven77

        I read an article regarding the “boy dancers” in Afghanistan. (Those young boys that are used for sex by older men.) In the article the author says that those muslim men did not view sex with young boys as a “homosexual act” because the men were not in love with the boys. The boys were just used for sexual gratification. Apparently it isn’t “homosexuality” unless the two men “love each other”. I’ll see if I can find the article and provide a link.

      • Wrong answer homosexual acts are widely practiced Among Muslim men.

        • KenInMontana

          Care to elaborate on how my post is incorrect?

    • Mo86

      Yes, indeed. And yet it’s Christians the homosexuals rant and rave about. Why? Because our religion does not command that we commit violence against them or harm them in any way. (Sorry, alphabet crowd, disagreeing with your lifestyle/behavior does not equal harm or “hate”.)

      Let’s see if these oh-so-brave homosexuals are brave enough to bully Muslim businesses in this manner. I think we all know the answer to that one.

      • Because Mo….Catholicism is the one true Faith….and that is the prime target of Satan. The other faiths are secondary to his interests and plans. That is why these faiths are so rarely attacked.

        • Catholicism is not a Faith, IT’S A RELIGION, Christianity is a Faith. Just so you know. All religion is man made. Christianity is what God (did) through Christ Jesus.

        • Mo86

          I wouldn’t say Catholicism, since it has teachings that are in contradiction Scripture. (I’m not going to get into a fight over it here.)
          But I think you may be right on Christianity as a whole.

  • I remember when this case first came out, and a few other similar ones around the same time. This is EXACTLY one of the reasons I do not support gay marriage so called rights. People keep arguing that it is a right for gays to marry. Yet they scoff when people who are against it say that others will be discriminated against. They claim it’s between 2 loving people. Not when they try and force a church to marry them through lawsuits. Not when they force a photographer through lawsuits. Not when they force a reception through lawsuits. This is a pathetic unConstitutional ruling, and I hope they take it all the way to the Supreme Court. First Amendment trumps a fake right.

  • marketcomp

    This is a disgrace. Why can’t homosexuals find a photographer who would take their business? Why would the courts tell a private company who they can or cannot service? I believe eHarmony won their battle against these militant homosexuals when they tried to force the dating service to offer same-sex dating. I believe the photography company can use the same defense. This is really an outrage and it forces us to dislike homosexuals or the LGTBT community, or whatever label they call themselves, even more.

    • tvlgds

      The could—they did this for the sole purpose of suing for discrimination!

      • stage9

        Judge Rules Christian facility cannot ban same-sex civil union ceremony on its own premises

        • tvlgds

          It just never ends. 🙁

          • marketcomp

            Thats is why we must remain vigilant just like the voters of Wisconsin. I just hope that the Supreme Court looks at the real data when evaluating the DOMA and either send the cases back to the States or reject their pursur for equal opportunity.

            • tvlgds

              Oh, I know. We’ve got a long row to hoe with this upside down world.

        • marketcomp

          I beleive it is a private company so just because a judge rules does not mean that its right.

  • being only 2% of population,
    homosexuals do everything they can “IN YOUR FACE”

  • barney59

    How can a ‘lifestyle’ trump someones free right of refusal?

    No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service.

    • NJK

      You are right. This photographer does not have to participate in this. IGNORE THE COURT!

      • Galatiansch2vs20

        Acts 5:29 NAS But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men…”

  • Rshill7

    One more reason to reject the “born gay can’t help it” nonsense.

    I might need some special rights for being a born fisherman. See how silly that sounds? Fishing is also a learned behavior. Sometimes when I have an overwhelming desire to fish, I mow the lawn instead.

    I can actually control my actions and feelings…except when O’ starts talking, then I get this involuntary revolting rush of yuckiness 🙂

    • I hear you! Loud and CLEAR!!

      • badbadlibs

        If the homosexual lifestyle keeps gaining acceptance…don’t rule out a defense of serial killers as being “born that way”!

        • Shudder… That will only happen if we continue down the road of Libtardism… Hopefully November will put the brakes full on!!!! And we will reverse course!

    • 4Hoppes2

      Yes sir, you were a born Fishigander, I was a born Michigunner, but sometimes the lawn needs mowing.

  • badbadlibs

    They are not gay people, they are homosexuals and lesbians. I cringe when I hear the right play right into the hands of the liberals.
    If we keep the truth out front, there will be fewer people who will support the homosexual lifestyle.
    The left turned the baby in the womb to the fetus (ever attend a fetus shower?), much easier to kill a fetus then a baby.

    Can the photographer fight this decision? We still have freedom OF religion.

    • Well said!

      • badbadlibs

        Thank you, Laurel 🙂

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      I really hated when the word gay, which used to signify feeling happy or merry, was perverted to such a point where what the true meaning was became lost in the new definition.

      Also, homo= same, so technically, all, whether male or female, who burn with lust and desire toward someone of the same gender are homosexuals.

      And it is so true that people think somehow saying fetus makes the baby not human. But look at this definition from this source:

      fe·tus 1. The unborn child developing in the uterus–after the embryonic stage, circa age 7 to 8 wks to birth
      McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

  • Captain_Maynard

    I heard this story yesterday. As a black person, this is exactly why I dislike the law that forces white Americans to hire people of color. In the end, it is the right of any private organisation to hire based on whatever criteria they wish. That’s why they’re private. Right to vote etc, I get. But I don’t get forcing private persons to do that which they don’t want or have to. Once you had that, you were bound to have reprobates manipulating the law of civil rights to their own end. (See the NAACP equating deviant sexuality with my color. What a ****ing insult! These people are the real racists, No doubt about it!)

    But this ruling goes an extra step further. It is just sick. Now, private persons are forced to endorse behavior they (and the overwhelming majority of the nation) find abhorrent in their business practices? The sooner we roll back the law of “civil rights” in this country the better. This decision is a disgrace. And I’m glad these good people are going to appeal.

    • badbadlibs

      Well said, Captain!

    • Captain I hear ya but I don’t think I would equate skin color to sexuality. It’s an apples to broccoli comparison. Opening up civil rights required equal application of the law which is exactly what equality and our Constitution is about. Affirmative Action is based not in equality but fairness, and fairness is subjective, equality is not. The proof of that is the continual dispensation of money and laws in the name of ‘fairness’. Hate crimes legislation is an example of that.

      • Captain_Maynard

        I’m not equating skin to sexuality. I’m saying the law is wrong in that it shouldn’t force private entities to hire those they do not want to for whatever reason. I don’t think the issue falls into the hate crime or affirmative action bracket. In enacting law, lawmakers must beware of the ways in which a proposed legislation can be manipulated for deviant ends. Anti-discrimination law which encroaches on the rights of private persons to be as capricious as they please in hiring is a prime example. Such scenarios only lead one to say, quite appropriately, as someone said below: “So much for the Bill of Rights.”

        Thanks for your response.

    • You wrote: As a black person, this is exactly why I dislike the law that forces white Americans to hire people of color.

      I am SO with you on this! Hire on MERIT!! Some blacks are as dumb as stone… Some white people are as dumb as stone! Hire on merit and ability not color!

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      I have long thought it totally inappropriate to compare skin color to the practice of a certain type of sexual immorality. It is outrageous!

      Not only does this Christian photographer have a private business, but homosexuality is an abomination to God and a sin and no Christian should violate their conscience no matter what this judge foolishly ruled. Let those who find the abomination of same sex unions acceptable because they too have rejected their Creator offer their services if they want to. Leave the Christian to freely exercise their religion in peace.

  • NJK

    This is a rogue court. I would ignore the court. We can read the Constitution. Newt Gingrich was right about these courts, they need shut down. Congress can shut down, certain courts. The communists have infiltrated them, just as they have the church, and they are parading around as legitimate judges, priests, etc.

    Take this as high as it goes. I’m sick of this. These governors need to start exercising their tenth amendment rights. If they don’t protect their citizens rights, they need to be removed too. This is an outrage! IGNORE THE COURT!

    • Captain_Maynard

      Sir, let me be the first to say you’re bang on the money.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      Ignore in the court in this case and appeal because their ruling is in rebellion against the Creator, the only true God Whom all Christians must obey rather than men. Furthermore, this judge should be impeached and removed from office and replaced by a judge who follows the Constitution.

  • NJK

    “That decision against Elane Photography upholds a lower court ruling that said the photo studio is considered a public accommodation, similar to a restaurant or store.”

    LIKE HELL! This is the photographer’s private business. He needs to ignore the ruling. A store is also private property. They are violating a persons right to their own property. NO MORE!

    • That was my initial thought. It really is a violation of personal property rights.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      Well, hell will accomodate much of the public- all who do not believe on the Lord Jesus Christ…. God will provide the public accomodation of the lake of fire to all on the broad road leading to destruction and will do so in righteous judgement, including, but definitely not limited to homosexuals who do not repent and place their trust in Christ: I Corinthians 6:9-10, Revelations 21:8

  • KenInMontana

    As a private business, I would think the photographer would be well within his rights to be discriminant in choosing what jobs they would take on. They should appeal this to the State Supreme Court.

  • This is very sad and disheartening news. Yet, one ought to expect this type of behavior to continue to escalate. We are no longer a society based on the collective good (do not read socialism here but Christian perspective of community) but on individuality, (what is in it for me).

    We no longer embody a group of rights but the sole rights of individuals whose mantra is do what you want as long as you “hurt no one.” This lawsuit proves such a thing as being a lie.

    I do not think that the US Supreme Court will take this case and if they did, it can go either way. We have to remember the Michigan case of racial quotas at the school which was narrowly sustained by 5-4 vote. I don’t know if the justices see homosexuality as a chose than “being”.

  • .

    Christians are such easy targets. I wonder if a gay couple would go into a muslim studeo, or if a court would side with the muslims.

    Christians to not toss gays off of cliffs or tall buildings. Nobody is tossed off St Peters.
    But in Islamic nations gays are killed just for being gay.

    while I don’t agree with this studeo in any way, I will defend that photographers first amendment right to refuse service based on his/her religious convictions.
    No more than I would support a doctor’s refusal to perform an abortion if it violated his moral code or religious conviction.

    as a matter of fact, I am a while make physician and work in an area with lots of muslims and time and again I am at the receiving end of ” no males allowed” into a woman’s room. It’s frustrating but I honor their wish, even if they are living in the 7th century and my medicaid dollars are paying for their healthcare

  • wodiej

    Aren’t there any gay photography studios in New Mexico? These businesses need to learn how to play the game. If they don’t want to serve someone for whatever reason (I’ve seen businesses with signs that say pull up your pants or no admittance), then in this case they should have said, I’m sorry we’re all booked up or given any reason then the one they gave. In any case, what happened to “we have the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason”?

    • To quote myself:

      But why should I have to lie? Why should I have to dodge the truth simply to avoid a lawsuit? After all, this is America, where freedom of religion is established in our Constitution. I should be able to say without fear of being discriminated against that I only photograph traditional weddings and I should not be forced by law to photograph gay ceremonies.

      • Galatiansch2vs20

        Amen! This a law to be disobeyed. Acts. 5:29

  • yhxqqsn

    “where freedom of religion is established in our Constitution. ”

    Exactly. But the marxist-freaks have twisted everything around so that it’s as if there is freedom of homosexuality established in the Constitution that trumps every other right/freedom. And why are businesses and politicians caving in to this? Just to avoid being subjected to the evil name-calling and harassment of the homos for daring to oppose them? Talk about spineless.

  • So much for the Bill of Rights.

  • stage9

    You can see the writing on the wall. If a Christian business person cannot act according to his conscience in matters of moral consequence, it’s easy to see how Christian business people will find themselves without any business at all, as they will become overwhelmed by lawsuits and forced to close.

    For years Christians have been sending an alarm about the consequences of validating the homosexual lifestyle, and year after year we’re told, “social issues don’t matter”, and “I don’t care what they do so long as they don’t bother me.”

    Well, this is yet another clear example that social issues DO MATTER!

    How could gay marriage harm anyone? FIND OUT!:

    • badbadlibs

      A different kind of Kristallnacht, this time it’s the Christians.

      • stage9

        You’re absolutely right.

      • CHRISTmas is going to be GREAT!!! The defeat of Lucifer… er… liberalism… they played their trump cards and LOST!!! God will prevail… America will prevail… I’m looking forward to November! How many libtards can you find that agree? None! LOL!! We see a DAWN!!! they seen a sinking of the Titanic “Libtard Obama”!

  • Mo86

    We will be seeing more and more of this as time goes by. Thank you for having the courage to speak up.

  • Sheya

    This issue hits right home with me too. I am also a photographer and I wouldn’t accept a gay wedding either. I believe homosexuality is immoral and i would be a hypocrite to go make money on something I believe is immoral. That would be flat out immoral earnings, same reason why prostitution is not taxed in many countries because it’s immoral income.

    If people want to do stuff in the privacy of their own home that’s their business but I don’t have to celebrate it.

    As for the argument ‘just say you aren’t available on that day‘, I agree with what Scoop wrote but also, clients don’t usually call up saying “hay are you available for a gay wedding?” Usually people call up and ask “Do you do weddings? Are you available on this or that date?” The photographer may only learn of it being a “gay” wedding once they have confirmed they are available and sometimes even only later on after discussing the project with the client.

    • You should be able to pull out of a potential contract at any time you become uncomfortable… Within the law… I’m right there with you… I create Christian websites… And I have to carefully navigate the minefield to find those who are truly Christian and want a web presence… And those who are “Liberal activists” using religion as a Trojan horse to get their liberal agenda past me.

    • stage9

      “That would be flat out immoral earnings, same reason why prostitution is not taxed in many countries because it’s immoral income.”

      Not anymore!

      Ontario Court of Appeal greenlights brothels, sweeps aside many of Canada’s anti-prostitution laws

  • Here we go…

    • badbadlibs

      Look up!

  • 3seven77

    “That decision against Elane Photography upholds a lower court ruling that said the photo studio is considered a public accommodation, similar to a restaurant or store.”

    No. It’s not. It’s a private business.

    This is ridiculous. Even a *public accommodation” like a convenience store or a restaurant can refuse service to whomever it chooses. We have all seen signs posted in stores and restaurants that say “No shirt, no shoes, no service”. Aren’t they discriminating against those whose lifestyle choice is to go barefoot or barechested? Good grief.

    I’m beginning to suspect some of these people are **choosing** to live a gay lifestyle because of the special treatment they can demand.

  • 3seven77

    I can hardly wait for the lawsuit onces a gay photographer refuses to photograph a straight wedding.

    What’s good for the goose…

    • Oh.. you so hit that nail on the head!!! Great point!

  • kateorjane

    Wouldn’t you think a “gay couple” wuld want a photographer who hadn’t been forced to provide his services? We hear enough about wedding pics that turn out poor because the photographer did a bad job. Imagine the lawsuit if these pic are bad?

  • sjmom

    The tail is wagging the dog; and the world is attempting to tell God what is right and wrong. Long ago there was a shepherd boy named David who brought food to his brothers in battle and asked: “Is there not a cause?” (1Sam 17:29) Just as King David we must rise up for do we not have a cause????? God bless the Alliance Defense Fund.

  • 911Infidel

    Next step: The Supreme Court. This person’s religious rights have been violated and the Alliance Defense Fund should take the case all the way to SCOTUS. ” …nor prohibit the free excercise therof” is still the supreme law of the land.

  • G-dang it… By that standards, unless I’m super careful… I (or at lest my website company) could be next in line… I assume that all Christians who have a business and are reading this post… take the “appropriate” step to stay in business!! Sad as it is…

  • c4pfan

    Welcome to the future.

  • stage9

    Police link Vancouver body parts to Montreal dismemberment suspect

    What CNN won’t tell you is that:

    “The arrest – which took place in an area known for its gay bars and sordid sex joints – brought an end to an international trawl spanning thousands of miles and two continents.”

    The top six U.S. male serial k i l l e rs were all g ay :

    • Donald Harvey claimed 37 victims in Kentucky;

    • John Wayne Gacy r a p ed and k i l l ed 33 boys in Chicago, burying them under his house and in his yard;

    • Patrick Kearney accounted for 32, cutting his victims into small pieces after s e x and leaving them in trash bags along the Los Angeles freeways;

    • Bruce Davis m o l e s t ed and k i l l ed 27 young men and boys in Illinois;

    • A g a ys ex-m u r d er-t o r t u re ring (Corll-Henley-Brooks) sent 27 Texas men and boys to their grave; and

    • Juan Corona was convicted of m u r d e r i ng 25 migrant workers (he “made love” with their c o r p s es).

    L e s b i an Aileen Wuornos laid claim in 1992 to “worst female k i l l er” with at least 7 middle-aged male victims. She singlehandedly topped the l e s b i a n nurse team of Catherine Wood and Gwen Graham, who had k i l l ed 6 convalescent patients in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    A study of 518 s e x u a l ly-tinged mass m u r d e rs in the U.S. from 1966 to 1983 determined that 350 (68%) of the victims were k i l l ed by those who practiced h o m o s e x u a l i ty and that 19 (44%) of the 43 m u r d e r e rs were b i s e x u a ls or h o m o s e x u a ls.

    • GREAT POST!!!

    • marketcomp

      This is a really informative post and completely believable given the spread of AIDS and pateint zero. This cases follow a similar path. This also shows, in my opinion, that homosexuality should be also classified as a mental disorder. On Rush’s show on Monday he shared data that says about 1% to 3% of the population is gay. So why would we turn the laws of marriage and family up side down for 3% of the population? I mean who does that! It is ridiculous what we have allowed these sicaphants to so to us and our country.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Just another example of the coming evil. AND the 2nd coming of Christ, amen!

  • maybetoday777

    “This is exactly one of the big reasons I oppose gay marriage or civil unions because when a gay person gains the right to enter into a legal union then a Christian business loses the right to disagree and is in turn discriminated against. And that’s exactly what is going on here”

    Well, of course, they do. The only thing the news mafia has done via their “news reporting” is get people to swap prejudices one for another.

  • Dan

    lets see… 2% to 4% of the populating get to have power over the 96% because they do what to one another and they mock God by what they do and then tell us we have to except them and welcome them with open butts…I DON’T THINK SO!!!!!!!!!!! maybe it time we start suing them for spreading STD’s(AIDS) all over the place and endangering the population…MAYBE A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT…after all they (libscums) are trying to control everything we eat.. say… drive… ride…drink…just maybe we need to control these poor people(animals) who can’t or won’t control there lust for the same sex…how about controlling the homosexual with maybe some kind of gene therapy you know the kind of thing the Dept.of Defense wants to do on religious people…you know the God Gene( hey lets do it to them…just saying whats good for the goose is good for the other goose…

  • stage9

    Miss USA pageant co-owner Donald Trump threatens to sue after Miss Pennsylvania resigns

    Sheena Monnin resigned from the Miss USA pageant Monday, one day after it aired on television, charging that the beauty competition is fixed and calling it “trashy” and “fraudulent.”

    Miss USA organizers say the dark-haired beauty tossed in her crown because she opposed the organization’s decision to allow transgender contestants.

    Miss Universe to allow transgender contestants

  • nehemiahreturns

    Truth is, I believe, these homosexuals deliberately went to this studio knowing they would be rejected by the owners based on their faith. This is their tactic – to create controversy. The greatest enemy in this battle is not the homosexuals because they are relatively few, but the God rejecting heterosexuals who support them in their cause.

  • hongryhawg

    Gays being ayholes again. Just gotta keep crammin’ stuff where it don’t belong. If they thought with their brains instead of whatever is between their legs, they’s see that all they have to do is wait. In enough time, everything weird (even gayness) enters the mainstream. Just look around. People are being stupid all over the place. It’s a sad day in America when it takes a court (obviously digustingly liberal) to go after a legitimate business owner because one of their potential customers didn’t like how they run their own business. Hey! Perverts. If you don’t like it, go up the street (which you did). There will be somebody to help you further your beliefs. But don’t cry when someone else stands up for their own beliefs. Can’t stand that can you? Take it to the courts like the weinies you are (in your case, the weinies you wish you had). Whatever happened to the all American boycott? If you don’t like how someone runs their business, don’t give them yours. Tell your friends. Spread the word. Do it the right way. Don’t run to teacher crying like a couple of lesbians.

    • NCHokie02

      I agree completely. Why couldn’t they have just gone to another photographer? So I have to respect your beliefs (being gay is normal) but you don’t have to respect mine (Christian values)?

      And whatever happened to “We reserve the right to refuse business to anyone” that I’ve seen on scores of restaurants and the like. I’d put that one the front window.

      Unreal….so now what is the court forcing them to do?

  • Jay

    Militant gays have a three-fold agenda: acceptance, recruitment and the silencing of all opposition, especially religious. The rest just want have a good time and (self-redacted.)

  • The logic in your argument in favor of blatant discrimination has not, does not, will not, cannot hold up in a court of law where rationality trumps assertions of tradition. You’ll have to get a new grip on reality.

  • AS a Christian, I (can) make you aware of: the wages of sin is death, but If I choose to do so or not, is up to me. The judge in this case should have not ruled as done. I hope it gets overturned.

  • CRC60

    If the photo studio is forced to film the next gay “union” against their beliefs, they should be able to wear clothing and accessories that express their beliefs at the “union” during filming in direct confrontation.

  • Pray for a successful appeal. This ruling is not only morally an outrage, it is legally wrong too. It violates the First Amendment. Wake up people to the importance of the judiciary, which has been highjacked by judges who don’t care at all about the law they swore to uphold, only about their personal agendas which are evil

  • This ruling emboldens those anti-gay marriage supporters. As long as people know that gay marriage forces people into contracts that violate their choices, there will be a good point to be made against gay marriage and it won’t pass very easily.

  • What ever happened to “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone?”

  • It saddens me to see so much evil emerging within our Nation.