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Monday, November 14, 2016
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Will you stand with Barronelle?

 

 

 

On Tuesday, November 15th, the Washington State Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case, State of Washington v. Arlene’s Flowers.

No one should be punished by the government for peacefully living and working consistent with her beliefs. Yet that’s exactly what’s happening to Barronelle Stutzman, a 73-year-old grandmother and florist in Washington State.

Barronelle is now at risk of losing everything: her life-savings, her home, her retirement. The Alliance Defending Freedom is defending her in court.

1) Pray for Barronelle

Pray for her and her family, her case, the Washington Supreme Court justices, and the attorneys arguing the case.

2) Share her story – #JusticeforBarronelle

Please encourage your friends and family to join you in Standing with Barronelle—there’s a groundswell across the country of people changing their social media profile pictures and Facebook cover.

Profile picture here  (very bottom of this post)

Facebook cover picture here  (very top of this post)

 

Barronelle’s Story

Barronelle Stutzman has been a florist for 47 years. She served her longtime friend and customer Rob Ingersoll – and his partner – for over ten years.  Because of her faith’s teachings about marriage, she referred Rob to three other florists because she could not participate in and design custom floral arrangements for his same sex wedding ceremony.  Rob told Barronelle that he understood, they hugged, and he left.

But for simply exercising her constitutionally protected freedoms, the Washington State Attorney General and the ACLU sued her and are seeking to force her to participate in an event against her will.  Barronelle stands to lose everything she owns.

Barronelle Stutzman came to Indiana in January to speak with lawmakers in order to prevent what has happened to her from happening to people like her here in Indiana.  The laws that are being used to attack Barronelle are similar to the proposed lawthat we battled and were able to defeat earlier this year

Pray for Barronelle Stutzman and her family. Please share her story and consider joining folks from around the country in changing your profile picture to the “I Stand with Barronelle” logo and your facebook profile picture to the #JusticeForBarronelle logo.

 

 

 

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