Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski who are Christian artists could face jail time because of a new Arizona anti-discrimination ordinance that would punish them if they refused their services for same-sex weddings.
This idea that if you don’t agree with somebody, then you must be punished must be stopped. That is not American. Lots of people don’t agree with me, but I don’t want them to be punished.
Two female Christian artists in Arizona who refuse to make custom-art for same sex weddings could actually be jailed for sticking to their religious beliefs.
Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, who own Brush & Nib Studio, make custom artwork using painting, calligraphy and handlettering. They filed suit against the city of Phoenix, as a Phoenix city ordinance threatens them with up to six months and/or a fine of $2,500 each day they refuse to make the artwork. First the women filed in state court to overturn the ordinance, but lost in a court of appeals, prompting them to appeal to the state’s Supreme Court, which said on November 20 it would hear the case.
The Alliance Defending Freedom, which represents the women, asked in their petition:
The Arizona attorney general joined by other states, numerous state lawmakers, various scholars, and a diverse array of business, artistic, and faith-based groups have filed friend-of-the-court briefs with the Arizona Supreme Court in support of preserving artistic and religious freedom. Specifically, the briefs support two Phoenix artists who face jail time and fines if they violate a sweeping Phoenix criminal law that forces them to design and create custom artwork expressing messages that violate their core beliefs. More
Wasn’t there a time where if someone didn’t want your business you went somewhere else? I should go to Burger King and try to force them to make me a Big Mac or face immediate legal action?
Christians are purposely being targeted solely for monetary gain. And the lawyers are all too happy to help them for a cut of the action. I completely agree with these two ladies a preemptive strike is the only way to fight this unjust law.Don't forget to Like Godfather Politics on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com on Instagram.