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.
Facebook cover picture here (very top of this post)
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.
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.