LGBT activists are still sore after the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Colorado cake baker didn’t go their way.
So they’re fighting back.
And an ordinance in this major city could send Christian business owners to jail.
Phoenix, Arizona passed a so-called “anti-discrimination” city ordinance that forces wedding vendors to cater to homosexual weddings.
Now, two Christian business owners are pre-emptively challenging the ordinance on First Amendment grounds.
Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski of Brush & Nib Studio are working with the Alliance Defending Freedom to ensure no one is imprisoned simply for carrying out their business in accordance of their religious beliefs.
Fox News reports:
Their attorney, Kristen Waggoner, said they could be sentenced to six months in jail for every day they break the new law, plus the ensuing civil penalties and fees.
“Americans shouldn’t have to wait to be thrown in jail before they can challenge an unjust law,” said Waggoner, who noted that the women are preemptively challenging the law to avoid breaking it in the future.
Duka said that she and Koski “want to create [art] consistent with who we are, so we decided to bring this case.”
Waggoner said the two do not want to be “banished from the marketplace” because they don’t share “the government’s view.”
This isn’t the first time state governments have threatened Christians who don’t cater to homosexual weddings with jail time.
As we reported, Christian wedding vendors in Minnesota were threatened with jail time for refusing to videotape a homosexual wedding.
The Arizona Supreme Court will be hearing the Brush & Nib Studio case in January.
We will keep you up-to-date with any new developments.
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