Liberty Ridge farm owners, Cynthia and Robert Grifford had homosexual employees and hosted events on their farm for the same sex couples.
But when it came to performing a marriage ceremony, the Christian owners felt that violated their conscience. They view Christian weddings as sacred. And they believe marriage is between a man and a woman.
Instead of respecting their right to their Christian beliefs, a judge ordered them to either allow same sex marriages in the house where they live or to teach classes to their employees about the government’s view of marriage, in other words, re-education or indoctrination.
Judge Pares found the Gifford’s guilty, ordered them to pay a $10,000 fine, ordered compensation to a lesbian couple that they had refused the marriage to and required to stop the discriminatory practice.
This is one of hundreds of cases in growing number where Christians must compromise or be fined by the government. Some are even threatened with jail and/or counseling.
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