Back in 2019, we reported that the Supreme Court told the state of Washington to reconsider its ruling against a Christian florist in light of the Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling. The florist, Arlene’s Flowers, had refused to sell flowers for a gay wedding because it violated her religious beliefs. But instead of undoing the decision, the Washington State Supreme Court upheld their previous ruling against the Christian florist, saying she violated their discrimination laws.
Now we find out that the Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal from the Christian florist, with only three judges dissenting, which leaves in place the ridiculous ruling from the high court in the state of Washington:
The Supreme Court on Friday declined to take up the case of a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding, leaving in place a decision that she broke state anti-discrimination laws.
Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch said they would have agreed to hear the case and review the decision.
In 2018 the high court ordered Washington state courts to take a new look at the case involving florist Barronelle Stutzman and her Arlene’s Flowers business. That followed the justices’ decision in a different case involving a Colorado baker who declined to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.
After that review, the Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously that state courts did not act with animosity toward religion when they ruled Stutzman broke the state’s anti-discrimination laws by refusing on religious grounds to provide flowers for the wedding of Rob Ingersoll and Curt Freed.
Stutzman had sold Ingersoll flowers for nearly a decade and knew he was gay. But she contended his marriage went against her religious beliefs and she felt she could not provide services for the event.
Washington state law says businesses offering services to opposite-sex couples must provide the same service to same-sex couples.
What about Kavanaugh and Barrett? Why would they vote to not hear the case? I truly don’t understand because this case is nothing more than harassment from the LGBT mob, trying to force Christians to violate their religious beliefs under penalty of law. It’s discrimination against Christians because we don’t want to participate in these moral abominations. Whether it’s a cake, flowers, or even a service like photography, Christians have the right to say ‘no’ to gay weddings, and the Supreme Court has a duty to uphold this right.
This is a very disappointing decision not to hear the case. It’s almost like we’re headed back to the days of Antiochus Epiphanes…
— Washington State Attorney General (@AGOWA) July 2, 2021