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FIRST ON FOX: Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman has agreed to settle with the same-sex couple that sued her for refusing to serve their wedding – capping off nearly a decade of litigation in one of the most iconic First Amendment cases this century.

On Thursday afternoon, Stutzman’s attorneys sent the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) an agreement to withdraw her Supreme Court petition in exchange for them declining to pursue further legal action. The 76-year-old grandmother told Fox News that she’s retiring and leaving her business, Arlene’s Flowers, to its employees.

The article goes on to state the following:

As part of the agreement, Stutzman will pay the couple – Rob Ingersoll and Curt Freed – $5,000 and they will cease pursuing damages against her business and personal assets.


“No one should walk into a store and have to wonder whether they will be turned away because of who they are,” Ria Tabacco Mar, an ACLU lawyer representing the couple, declared in July.

The case started in 2013, when Robert Ingersoll, a longtime friend and customer of Stutzman, walked into her shop and asked her to create the floral arrangements for his same-sex wedding.

Due to her Christian beliefs, Stutzman politely refused. Instead of simply going to a different floral shop, the couple sued her.

“After Curt and I were turned away from our local flower shop, we cancelled the plans for our dream wedding because we were afraid it would happen again. We had a small ceremony at home instead,” Ingersoll said.

Stutzman, 76, shared a moving video statement on Thursday, announcing the settlement and her decision to retire from her florist business.

“I’m a Christian and I believe the Bible to be the word of God,” she said, noting that the Bible teaches that marriage should be between one man and one woman.

“From the beginning, I have asked no more than the freedom to act on accordance with my religious belief and personal convictions,” she said.

“I hope my case has helped drawn some attention to the dangers this growing intolerance poses on all of us,” she added.

WATCH HER EMOTIONAL MESSAGE BELOW:

Ryan Anderson, president of Ethics and Public Policy Center, tweeted, “Barronelle Stutzman is a model of courage and grace. Today’s announcement is tragic.”

“Watch this moving video from Barronelle to get a sense of what has happened here. Travesty of justice. Barronelle is a hero. “I’m thankful that God’s love has sustained me through all of the trials and challenges of these last few years.””

In 2019, Stutzman posted an open letter in USA Today about her experience.

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26 COMMENTS

    • Exactly! Since when does a business owner have to serve anybody they don’t want to? There are millions of florists out there. I would have just moved on. I guess you can sue the amusement parks too because they must discriminate against short people. You gotta be tall enough to ride…where does it end.

  1. May God bless her. I as a Christian praise you for standing strong in God’s Word. People should have a say in how THEIR BUSINESS is ran not the government. May your retirement be filled with the blessings of God.

    • Exactly it is her business and she should be able to serve whoever she wants in a free country,oh but wait we aren’t free anymore because the the snowflake immoral left bullies and everyone falls in line

  2. I call bullshit I know not all people do what I’m about to say but there’s a good number of them to do it they just want somebody to pay for their wedding so they go into a shop knowing full well that they won’t be accommodated and instead of going to a shop who wants their money they choose to sue and disrupt another person’s business

  3. These evil people think that we should abandon our religious beliefs. We are God’s children you can’t take that away from us. He tells us how to act and think, it’s called the Bible. Dare you to read it through.

  4. The florist should have not paid these gay persons because she believes in gods rules and it’s supposed to be man and woman god bless the owner and keep her in good health.What a way for a owner to stay away from her business

  5. So the minority winz… Marriage is between a MAN N A WOMAN…
    Yet the ACLU would back Sharia law too. U know tossing a homosexual off a roof or killing a child cause they embarrassed the father. The Aclu was many many many etc etc yrs ago, a good firm… Yea many moons ago

  6. Gods children never give up Sodomites are satans children
    We must stand even if we have to lay our lives down God Said no
    He didn’t say we couldn’t live them Just to not abide with them By approving this kind of Agendas It says volumes to God
    I hate that I’m a country that once stood for values that she felt that she must give in.
    This comes because we all sat still and did nothing to stop this

  7. I get why she settled, the stress must be horrendous. No doubt there was a steady amount of threats and hate mail. Last I checked businesses are allowed to deny services if they feel they cannot fulfill a customers request. They call themselves friends? A friend would have respected the owner’s honesty and moved on. This couple saw dollar signs and the opportunity to get attention. I wonder if the flower shop had been owned by a practicing Muslim would they have acted the same and demanded service. The victim is the owner, she was discriminated against because of her Christian beliefs. Hope this couple enjoyed their time in the limelight. Shame on them for hypocrisy.

    • Exactly. Not a true friend. Just like the bakery owner who refused.to make the cake for a wedding. They saw money signs. She recommended other florist but instead chose to sue someone they called friend. Bible says the last days will be like Sodom & Gomorrah & if that’s not now I don’t know when.

  8. Nothing like getting stabbed in the back by a “friend”. If they were friends they wouldn’t have sued but respected her beliefs and go to another florist. Kudos to her for standing up for God and His word! Which is so watered down in the country anymore to thy “own” interpretations -according to “what I feel is right and what I want”!

  9. “Nobody should walk into a store and have to wonder whether they will be turned down because of who they are.” This from the same people who want to deny all kinds of services to anyone unvaccinated against COVID!

  10. Evil Deviants!

    I don’t care what people do in the privacy of their personal lives but, when their actions or beliefs are forced on others, it is wrong! Period!

    These evil deviants (as is so often the case) talk about being treated equally but, they so often have expectations of being treated better or differently! How the hell a sincere Christian Woman can be forced to accept the vile, deviant lifestyle of these two men or face lawsuits is EVIL! BURN IN HELL DEVIANTS!

  11. Maybe she should have made the flowers. It could have made lemonade out of lemons. If I was forced I would have made the most awful arrangement possible just for kicks and stayed serious about it

  12. Once again showing the hypocrisy of the left. They’ve been screaming for 20 months that businesses can do whatever they want and refuse to serve customers and have them arrested and removed for not wearing a mask. So why in this case is their theory completely opposite and a business is compelled to serve you no matter what?????

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