Homophobic Florist Who Refused To Serve Gay Couple Settles Lawsuit By Paying Them $5,000

Posted November 19, 2021 by with 2 comments

The bigoted flower bitch also says she’s retiring:

Barronelle Stutzman, the Washington State florist who was sued over refusing to serve a gay couple’s wedding, has withdrawn her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Stutzman announced Thursday that she is ending her case and will pay a $5,000 settlement to the couple, which they plan to donate to a local PFLAG chapter, adding $5,000 of their own.

The Supreme Court had already declined, in July, to hear Stutzman’s case, after state courts had ruled that she violated Washington’s antidiscrimination law. But she and her lawyers from the anti-LGBTQ+ group Alliance Defending Freedom had asked the high court to reconsider. She has now ended that effort, she announced in a letter on the ADF website.

“I am a Christian, and I believe the Bible to be the Word of God. That Word makes it clear that God loves all people so much that He sent His Son to die in their place. And it also teaches that He designed marriage to be only the union of one man and one woman. I could not take the artistic talents God Himself gave me and use them to contradict and dishonor His Word.”

Stutzman said she has been “persecuted” and a victim of “intolerance.” “At one point, those aligned against me suggested that I could keep my shop if I paid a fine and promised to create custom designs for same-sex ceremonies in the future,” she wrote. “I refused because I could not betray my conscience. I also worried about what kind of precedent my ‘paying up’ would set for others facing similar circumstances. But I am willing to turn the legal struggle for freedom over to others. At age 77, it’s time to retire and give my business to someone else.”

At least she eventually realized that it was time to retire. If working with and/or interacting with certain members of the public is going to contradict with your so-called “beliefs,” then the only realistic option left is to remove yourself from society. Just go away, retreat from modern life, and die.

[Advocate: Washington Florist Settles With Gay Couple, Ends Court Battle]

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