No flowers: Discrimination, religious freedom?

Apr 23, 2013 Full story: The Daily Journal 8

Imagine Robert Ingersoll's hurt and humiliation last month when his local florist refused to do the flower arrangements for his wedding to Curt Freed, his partner of nine years.

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“TAKIA AND TA TONKA”

Since: Aug 08

HAPPY TOGETHER!!!

#1 Apr 23, 2013
If a business has the right to discriminate because of their religious consciousness, then what's to prevent them from doing it because of the color of a someone's skin, or their last name or where they live? Where does it end?

Sorry, but this is about discrimination plain and simple.....either a business stops providing something for all, or makes it for all!!!

If a wedding cake can't be made for a Same-Sex Couple......then it can't be made for a Straight Couple.......I mean the only difference would be the Cake Topper and the couple can put that on later!!!
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Apr 23, 2013
The florist has nothing to worry about
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The most elaborate description of a wedding in the entire Bible is the marriage of two men
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1 Samuel 18 :1> And it came to passe when hee made an ende of speaking vnto Saul, that the soule of Ionathan was knit with the soule of Dauid, and Ionathan loued him as his owne soule.
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1 Samuel 18:3> Then Ionathan and Dauid made a couenant, because he loued him as his owne soule.
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1 Samuel 18:4> And Ionathan stript himselfe of the robe that was vpon him, and gaue it to Dauid, and his garments, euen to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.
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1 Samuel 20:41> And assoone as the ladde was gone, Dauid arose out of a place toward the South, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himselfe three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, vntill Dauid exceeded.
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1 Samuel 20:42> And Ionathan said to Dauid, Goe in peace, forasmuch as wee haue sworne both of vs in the Name of the Lord, saying; The Lord be betweene me and thee, and betweene my seede and thy seede for euer. And hee arose, and departed: and Ionathan went into the citie.
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2 Samuel 1:25> How are the mightie fallen in the midst of the battell! O Ionathan, thou wast slaine in thine high places.
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2 Samuel 1:26> I am distressed for thee, my brother Ionathan, very pleasant hast thou beene vnto mee: thy loue to mee was wonderfull, passing the loue of women.
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#3 Apr 23, 2013
Their religion reserves the right to treat their neighbors as subhumans?
Chance

Grove City, PA

#4 Apr 23, 2013
"Arlene’s Flower and Gift Shop will likely lose this case — and gay couples will take another step toward equal treatment under the law."

And religious freedom will take a giant leap into oblivion.

Since: Mar 09

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#5 Apr 23, 2013
Chance wrote:
"Arlene’s Flower and Gift Shop will likely lose this case — and gay couples will take another step toward equal treatment under the law."
And religious freedom will take a giant leap into oblivion.
Merely into the private sphere where it's public manifestations will be how honestly one does business, and how lovingly one treats one's neighbor.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#6 Apr 23, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Merely into the private sphere where it's public manifestations will be how honestly one does business, and how lovingly one treats one's neighbor.
Loving someone's sin is loving them straight into hell.

“TAKIA AND TA TONKA”

Since: Aug 08

HAPPY TOGETHER!!!

#7 Apr 23, 2013
Chance wrote:
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Loving someone's sin is loving them straight into hell.
No one said anything about the florist loving what she considers a sin......HOWEVER, she has but 2 options here:
1)Provide the flowers to this Couple's wedding or
2)Don't provide flowers FOR any wedding regardless of the couple's make-up.

See, if the florist chooses option 2, then there is NO DISCRIMINATION, but there will be a lost of revenue for her!!!

She could have just stated that she was booked that day and couldn't provide that service on that day, but she had to make that asinine comment.......sorry, but as long as it is a "PUBLIC" business, her religious beliefs need to stay at home!!!

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#8 Apr 24, 2013
Chance wrote:
"Arlene’s Flower and Gift Shop will likely lose this case — and gay couples will take another step toward equal treatment under the law."
And religious freedom will take a giant leap into oblivion.
FINALLY!

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