Minnesota film company could be punished for refusing to promote same-sex marriage!

PETITION TO MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

 

Minnesota film company could be punished for refusing to promote same-sex marriage!

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Minnesota film company could be punished for refusing to promote same-sex marriage!

Minnesota couple Carl and Angel Larsen, owners of a film production company founded to celebrate marriage as  between one man and one woman, are fighting for the freedom to create art without being forced to violate their conscience.

Under current Minnesota law, it is illegal for the Larsens to film heterosexual weddings if they refuse to film gay weddings. If convicted under the “Minnesota Human Rights Act,” the Larsens would face a $1,000 fine and up to 90 days in jail.

This Tuesday, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), filed a lawsuit against the state on behalf of the Larsens and their film company.

When did it become illegal for Christians to support and celebrate biblical marriage between a man and a woman? Our society has gone mad and we must be a voice of reason. Artists must be free to create without violating their consciences. Please support the lawsuit against the state by signing this petition asking for the abolition of the law. 

The lawsuit states, “The Larsens desire to counteract the current cultural narrative undermining the historic, biblically orthodox definition of marriage by using their media production and filmmaking talents to tell stories of marriages between one man and one woman that magnify and honor God’s design and purpose for marriage." 

Jeremy Tedesco, senior counsel at ADF, stated, “Filmmakers shouldn’t be threatened with fines and jail simply for disagreeing with the government.”

The Minnesota law “does not exempt individuals, businesses, nonprofits, or the secular business activities of religious entities from nondiscrimination laws based on religious beliefs regarding same-sex marriage.”

So basically, in Minnesota, you can be jailed and fined for disagreeing with the government. Please stand with religious and artistic freedom and tell the Department of Human rights to abolish this Orwellian restriction immediately.

Further Resources:

http://dailysignal.com/2016/12/06/this-filmmaking-couple-doesnt-want-to-be-punished-for-not-promoting-same-sex-marriage-2/

http://www.startribune.com/st-cloud-couple-file-suit-so-they-can-deny-wedding-services-to-same-sex-couples/405096706/

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Christian should be free to create as they see fit!

Minnesota Department of Human Rights,

It has come to my attention that under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, a Christian couple who declines to film a gay wedding could be fined $1,000 and face up to 90 days in jail.

So basically, under current law, you can be jailed for disagreeing with the government. This is a grave danger to our democratic society. A society that chooses to silence voices it disagrees with will soon cease to be free.

Carl and Angel Larsen, owners of Telescope Media Group, must be free to create art without being forced to violate their conscience. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) recently filed a lawsuit against you on behalf of the Larsens and their film company.

I wholeheartedly support this lawsuit and ask that you abolish this Orwellian law immediately. Under our Constitution, this law cannot stand. You should lose in court. I suggest removing this law before you are forced to do so by the legal system.

Art is expressive by its nature, and artists should not be subject to criminal penalty for not creating things the government desires.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

Minnesota film company could be punished for refusing to promote same-sex marriage!

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