Do Christians have religious freedom in the United States anymore? Apparently not in Washington if you dare to exercise your faith outside your local church community. A florist in Richland said she refused to provide flowers for a customer's gay marriage "because of my relationship with Jesus Christ;" then added that "he thanked me and said he respected my opinion." We all should, including Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
The First Amendment says that "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," which is exactly what I believe this florist was doing, exercising her religion. To deny her to do so I believe is the same as saying that her First Amendment rights are null and void in Washington, as well as those of all Christians whose religious convictions don't fall in lock-step with the Democrat-controlled, politically correct views of the AG's office.
Historically, freedom of speech and religion are the first to be attacked by those who want to "transform" a nation into a government-controlled society. Therefore, self-preservation dictates that no ones Constitutional rights be allowed to be denied since the next to go could be our own rights. Government suppression of free speech and religious practice destroys freedom for us all. But if our AG has his way, the window of opportunity may be closing to object to it.
Maureen R. Danielsen