Methodist beliefs about interracial dating
The final nail in the coffin came in August when the slighted lesbian couple filed an anti-discrimination suit with the state.“The LGBT attacks are the reason we are shutting down the shop.In January, co-owner Aaron Klein had denied a request to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding.“The Bible tells us to flee from sin,” his wife and business namesake, Melissa Klein told a Fox News columnist recently. Protests, boycotts, and a storm of media attention—much of it negative—ensued. Then, activists broadened the boycott: any wedding vendor that did business with Sweet Cakes would be targeted.
The case is discussed further below.) ■ Arlene’s Flowers, Washington: A florist refused to provide flowers to a gay wedding last March and now owner Baronelle Stutzman is facing a lawsuit from the state Attorney General.(Sources: The New York Times here and here, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Life Site News.) ■ Elane Photography, New Mexico: The state Supreme Court ruled in August that a New Mexico photography business owned by Elaine Huguenin and her husband Jon could not legally deny services to same-sex couples.The photographer had refused service for a lesbian commitment ceremony in 2006.“Despite their relatively small numbers, radical homosexuals wield enormous power.They dominate our cultural elite, Hollywood, television, the mainstream news media, public schools, academia, and a significant portion of the judiciary,” Thompson said in an e-mail interview.