A Washington state florist is petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court for permission to join the case of Lakewood, Colorado, baker Jack Phillips, who was ordered by a state commission to undergo indoctrination, along with his staff, because he would not use his artistry to promote “gay weddings.”
The request comes from florist Barronelle Stutzman, who was ordered by the Washington state Supreme Court to promote same-sex “weddings” with her floral artistry in violation of her faith.
As punishment for refusing, the state court judges intoned, a court can order her to forfeit her business, savings, retirement funds and home.
Phillips was publicly berated and punished by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission – one supposedly neutral commissioner lashed out at him and compared him to a Nazi – when Phillips said he could not use his artistry to promote a same-sex “wedding.”
The Colorado state Supreme Court then refused, without explanation, to intervene, setting up Phillips’ request to the nation’s highest court. (Read more from “Is This the Dream Team to Beat Back ‘Gay’-Wedding Bullies?” HERE)