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Homophobic Washington Florist Slapped With Second Lawsuit After Discriminating Against Gays

6a00d8341c730253ef017d42b6c8e3970c-800wiBarronelle Stutzman, the most famous homophobic florist in the Northwest right now, is facing two lawsuits after refusing to make flower arrangements for a loyal customers’ big, gay wedding last month. For someone that claims to have a strong “relationship with Jesus Christ,” she can’t seem to catch a break.

We previously reported that Stutzman was being served with a lawsuit from state attorney general Bob Ferguson after discriminating against gay customers, and even had the chance to reconsider her position before legal action was taken. Without flinching, Stutzman continues to claim Jesus would be completely devastated if her “artwork” were on display at the most fabulous gay wedding in town, something she “doesn’t agree with.”

And what incredible “artwork” it is! Just look at the rows and rows of beautifully crafted, exotic and colorful arrangements (pictured above) that she chose to feature in an interview syndicated around the country. This woman clearly knows how to run a business!

The second lawsuit is being threatened by the gay couple Stutzman refused service, Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed, who have received the help of the ACLU. Aside from her violating Washington state law, the ACLU claims “Your refusal to sell flowers to Mr. Ingersoll and Mr. Freed for their wedding has hurt them very deeply. It is a disturbing reminder of the history of discrimination and disparate treatment that they and other gay men and women have experienced over the years.”

To avoid the lawsuit, Stutzman has been asked to “vow to never again discriminate in her services for gay people, write an apology letter to be published in the Tri-City Herald, and contribute $5,000 to a local LGBT youth center.”

After talking it over with Jesus Christ, Stutzman still isn’t budging. Perhaps she could land a job gardening around the gates of heaven when she ends up losing her flower shop?

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Apr 11, 2013
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  • 6 Comments
    • LandStander
      LandStander

      “the most famous homophobic florist in the Northeast”

      The Northeast…? So… She is not really in the state of Washington..?

      Apr 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taliaferro
      Taliaferro

      She is surrounded by rows of potted plants. What is so fabulous about that?

      Apr 11, 2013 at 9:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Captain proton
      Captain proton

      @Taliaferro: it is called *sarcasm*

      Apr 12, 2013 at 1:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Heh heh heh… Yesssss, and I’m sure Jesus unlocks her door to the flower shop every morning also… that is, the one she USED to have! LOLOL. Ohhh, these christians crack me up!

      Apr 12, 2013 at 2:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      Now she’s a martyr to the cause. All the right wing nut jobs are going to come out screening about being victimized as Christians and discriminated against. She missed out on her her lesbian calling. Or is she trans. Can’t quite tell from the pic. One more reason that churches will be “forced” to perform gay wedding ceremonies. Which is total BS.

      Apr 12, 2013 at 5:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Bigots, Companies, Right wing nuts, and finally the GOP are starting to realize that bigotry can be expensive, can cost you business, and can lose you elections.

      The RNC just reaffirmed it’s opposition to gay rights and marriage and yet now 80% of voters under the age of 25 support it.

      Disney thought it was better business to continue having gay day even in the face of a boycott by the baptists, Target at first stood strong against gays, then caved when their business took a hit, etc…

      And again, never mistake that these people are actually religious. If she was so concerned about what Jesus said, she wouldn’t sell to people who were divorced, unwed mothers, etc…

      Apr 12, 2013 at 10:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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