|Barronelle Stutzman, great grandmother and Washington State florist, was prosecuted and could lose everything, simply for declining to create custom flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding. A similar law is about to be voted on in Columbus, and your action is needed.|
Columbus is neighborly and welcoming – a great place to raise a family and to live out your faith. It’s right in the heart of our state and shouldn’t remind anyone of radical cities like New York and San Francisco.
But now, some legislators are pushing an amendment that would punish people for their ideas and beliefs. This is a battle that needs the attention of all Columbus residents. A vote is being taken on Tuesday, May 11tgh, so action is needed today!
The Georgia Non-discrimination Ordinance is known as a SOGI law because it offers special protections for “sexual orientation and gender identity” classes. This directly attacks the rights of Columbus citizens – or anyone traveling through Columbus – ranging from the Christian business owner whose faith will be discriminated against to the young girl who simply wishes to use a restroom for females only. That’s right, this SOGI requires local businesses to allow biological males to use the same restrooms as the daughters in Columbus!
Do you remember Jack Phillips? He is the Colorado baker who recently won a Supreme Court case, after being prosecuted under a SOGI law for declining to bake a cake celebrating a same-sex wedding.
Do you remember Barronelle Stutzman? She is the florist in Washington State (pictured above) who is also being prosecuted under SOGI laws for declining to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. She, like Jack, is at grave risk of losing her home and business from fines and legal costs.
Over and over again, SOGI laws have been the leading tool used by the Left to attack religious freedom. And the gender identity component puts the privacy and safety of women and girls at risk by opening women’s bathrooms, showers, dressing rooms and other public accommodations to men.
This bill will be heard by the Columbus City Council on Tuesday, May 11th. You can send a message to each of the council members – urging them to vote NO – with just a click on our Action Center.
Please also take a moment to call Mayor Skip Henderson at (706) 225-4712 and politely ask him to OPPOSE the Georgia Non-discrimination Ordinance.
Please make your voice heard for freedom! Thanks for taking action and spreading the word!
President and Executive Director