This City Mandates Christian Photographers Must Photograph Same Sex Weddings 

 

A Christian photographer was told she must photograph the weddings of same sex couples, even though it goes against her religious beliefs.

The local ordinance in Louisville prohibits businesses from denying services to people based on sexual orientation. 

Taking it even further, the ordinance prohibits business owners from communicating why they’d choose not to, as to not “discriminate”.

Christian photographer, Chelsey Nelson, decided to take pro-active measures to ensure she could have the freedom to photograph whom she chooses. 

Telling a Christian they must photograph same-sex weddings is a clear violation of religious liberties. 

Chelsey decided to fight back and sue, and is currently being represented by the Alliance For Defending Freedom.

Referencing her deeply held religious convictions and desire to honor God, Chelsey mentioned her faith as the primary reason why she does not want to participate in photographing same-sex couples.

LifeSite News reported:

“My highest aim in life is to honor God, and that informs everything I do, business included,” she continued. “When I look back on my life when I’m older, I want to be able to say that I stayed true to this goal — that I ran the race and finished well.”

“Artists shouldn’t be censored, fined, or forced out of business simply for disagreeing with the government’s preferred views,” ADF senior counsel Kate Anderson said. “No matter one’s views on marriage, we all lose when bureaucrats can force citizens to participate in religious ceremonies they oppose or to speak messages they disagree with. On countless other topics, photographers and other artists can freely choose the stories they tell. Chelsey simply asks for the same freedom.”

No ordinance should force someone to violate their religious liberties, just because LGBT activists want to prove a point and single out Christians.

Although no lawsuit has been brought against Chelsey yet, she is wise enough to know the current tide does not bode well in her favor. 

After all, who could forget the turmoil the Christian baker went through when asked to bake a cake for a same-sex couple.

LGBT activists want everyone to support their way of thinking, but can’t be tolerant of the fact not everyone agrees with their worldview.

American business owners should have the freedom to do business with who they see fit.

And they certainly shouldn’t be forced to violate their religious liberties.

But with the tides changing and the courts leaning in favor of LGBT activists, one can expect to see a slew of frivolous lawsuits clogging up the courts with foul cries of “discrimination.”  

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To fight back against the insanity, it’s going to take more business leaders like Chelsey standing firm to their convictions on not caving under pressure.

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