LGBTQ Bullies? Christians who exercise freedom of faith now sued by trans, gays, lesbians, citing discrimination, equal rights.
In April 2021, wedding photographer and blogger Emilee Carpenter filed a complaint against New York over a state law requiring her to provide same-sex wedding services even if it went against her religious beliefs.
Carpenter refused to reply to at least seven requests from “same-sex couples.” She may lose her license, get jailed, and pay fines of up to 100,000 should she refuse.
Her case was dismissed for failing to state a claim of relief. Her lawyers, Alliance Defending Freedom, argued that the government was using an “Orwellian” logic. Left-Liberal law used to persecute Christians in the name of a “Demonic gender equality.”
Christian Baker Jack Philips, sued thrice for refusing to bake “gay cakes”
Jack Philips is a ‘cake artist” in Colorado. In 2012, he respectfully declined a gay couple who wanted him to make a “same-sex” themed cake. The couple felt discriminated against and sued Jack Philips for his religious right.
In 2017, Jack Philips faced a third lawsuit. A new customer who would have known that Jack Philips avoided making LGBTQ cakes asked him to make a ‘gender transition cake.” Naturally, he refused. The customer, Autumn Scardina, who was a lawyer, sued him.
→ Growing transgender, lesbian, gay Pastors in Christian churches.
Christian Bakers Melissa & Aaron Klein sued for refusing same-sex cake theme
In January 2013, lesbian couple Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer wanted Melissa and Aaron Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa to make a same-sex wedding cake. They respectfully refused, but the lesbian couple cried discrimination.
The court decided against the Kleins and asked them to pay $135,000 in state-ordered damages.
Many saw the case similar to Jack Philips as government hostility towards religious belief. In 2019, the Supreme Court threw out the ruling against the Christian couple.
→ Transgender Evangelical Pastor leaves the church.
Ashers Baking Company taken to court by gay rights activist Gareth Lee
In 2014, the family-run Ashers Bakery Shop refused to bake a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan: “Support Gay Marriage.” It was against their Christian belief. Gareth Lee took them to court.
The following year, a Belfast judge ruled against the Asher family.
In 2018, the UK’s highest court said Ashers’ refusal was not discriminatory. Lee refused to give up and continues to push for prosecution. In 2019, his case was referred to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
Lesbians sue ‘Christian Senior Center’ for discrimination over its same-sex cohabitation policy
A “Christian retirement home” in St. Louis, Missouri sued after it respectfully rejected a lesbian couple because of its policy. The splendid Christian residence is a favorite destination.
Its policy defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman, as understood in the Bible.
The 72 and 68-years old couple Mary Walsh and Bev Nance filed a federal lawsuit against the nonprofit senior housing community Friendship Village 2016. The judge ruled against a lesbian couple in 2019.
Today, NCLR filed a lawsuit on behalf of Mary Walsh and Bev Nance, a married lesbian couple who faced discrimination from a St. Louis senior housing community. Read more: https://t.co/lvzFov7P2V pic.twitter.com/vr9hlNru7F— NCLR – National Center for Lesbian Rights (@NCLRights) July 25, 2018
→ Is there a gay cure for Christians?
Country Mill Farms owner banned from city’s farmers market
In 2017, East Lansing, Michigan crafted a new policy to oust Steve Tennes, an organic apple farmer and owner of Country Mill Farms, from the local market. [ADF]
City officials targeted Steve and banned his business after a Facebook post stating his Catholic belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.
Transwoman Sara Tonin bullies an unassuming young clerk for saying “Sir”
In 2019, a furious trans woman cussed and threatened a shop worker after he called her “sir” instead of “ma’am.” Tiffany Michelle, the gay customer, was enraged and threw a hissy fit. She was ‘misgendered’ and discriminated against at the GameStop store in Albuquerque.
In the video, the transgender undoubtedly looked like a man dressed in women’s clothes. The clerk, obviously in a kneejerk response to a male customer, was respectful and profusely apologized.
→ Is God calling you to be straight?
Trans activist Jessica Yaniv sues salon therapist, gynecologist for refusing service
At least two salons in Vancouver were forced to close after refusing to wax the male genitalia of transgender activist Jonathan Yaniv. He wanted a “Brazilian wax” but was declined service upon learning she was transgender.
The British Human Rights Tribunal dismissed her complaint. They also called her testimony ‘disingenuous’ and ‘self-serving.’ Yaniv posted on Twitter that she will “Never give up fighting for human rights equality.”
In 2020, Jessica Yaniv said she sued a gynecologist who refused to see her. The Doctor told her, “we don’t serve transgender patients.” Yaniv was shocked, confused, and hurt. Jessica convinced herself she was a biological woman. Rebel News said Yaniv couldn’t go to the beach because she had a period.