TheBlaze had a big story yesterday on the Washington state florist who was found guilty of discrimination for refusing service for a same-sex wedding. The florist isn't backing down, claiming that she would be violating her religious beliefs. Glenn had the story on radio today, and gave his thoughts on whether or not a business could deny a service based on their religious beliefs.
In a letter to the state Attorney General, Barronelle Stutzman wrote "Washington's constitution guarantees us 'freedom of conscience in all matters of religious sentiment.' I cannot sell that precious freedom. You are asking me to walk in the way of a well-known betrayer, one who sold something of infinite worth for 30 pieces of silver. That is something I will not do."
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"If I have a religious belief, I cannot change that. It's my religious belief. I have a right to conscience. Why do we not understand that? I have a right to conscience," Glenn said.
Stutzman said that she had served the patron in question, Robert Ingersoll, for years and had employed many members of the LBGT community over the years.
"That's not a hater. That's just somebody who says, I can't do that because of what my faith tells me to do," Glenn explained.
"It's not hurting another person," Stu added. "It's just saying, 'Well, we won't do business.' I will say that I go through like all the time making all sorts of decisions of who I will do business with based on any number of factors, but apparently your religion is not allowed to be one of them anymore."
Glenn said that he wouldn't sue a business that denied him flowers for a church service because they were atheists. He wouldn't necessarily go back and would tell his friends about it, but there's no reason to take legal action.
"This is the main problem with America. None of us are consistent with what we believe. Most of us don't even know what we believe. And if you do know what you believe. And you try to actually be consistent on that, society hammers you for it," Glenn said.
"We're creating this idea that you have to do things to just be a normal citizen," Stu said. In the past, it was just selective service. Now everyone has to have health insurance or face a penalty.
"You have to provide cakes to certain ceremonies now to be in good standing," Stu said.