Suppose you and your wife own a farm…
You also practice a strong Christian faith.
You believe marriage is between a man and a woman.
You hold nothing against gay people, but you feel the sanctity of marriage is worthy of preserving. After all, you dedicated your way of life to it.
So when you’re approached to hold a gay wedding on your farm, you say “no”, here’s how the liberal courts will attempt to punish and re-educate you about your faith:
A court has ruled against a husband and wife who own a farm in central New York, upholding a $13,000 fine that was imposed over the couple’s refusal to host a same-sex wedding on their property back in 2012.
The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, upheld a punishment imposed by New York’s Division of Human Rights that included $10,000 in fines and $3,000 in damages to be paid by Cynthia and Robert Gifford, owners of Liberty Ridge Farm, a farm and special events venue in Schaghticoke, New York.
The couple was also reportedly told to implement mandatory courses that the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative legal firm, described in a press release as “re-education training classes designed to contradict the couple’s religious beliefs about marriage.”
So the Gifford’s were forced to make a painful business decision.
To remain true to their faith, they will no longer host any weddings on their farm.
Tally one minor win for a vindictive lesbian couple, a temporary set back for a faithful, hardworking couple, and one big ugly black mark on protecting First Amendment rights.