Democrats have been relentless in their pursuit to force Americans and private business owners to cave to their agenda. President Donald Trump has made religious and individual freedoms the cornerstone of his presidency, and Christians across the country just got great news.
But a crucial ruling from the Arizona Supreme Court just set the Democrats back big time.
In a 4-3 ruling, the Arizona Supreme Court held that a Phoenix business named Brush & Nib Studio cannot be legally forced to make wedding invitations for an LGBTQ wedding.
This ruling overturned several lower court decisions that ruled in favor of the LGTBQ community.
Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, the owners of the business, are Christians who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman.
Before the Arizona Supreme Court, they argued that it violate their First Amendment rights if they were forced to make the invitations for the gay couple and their wedding.
While Democrats would call the Koski family bigots, the Arizona Supreme Court agreed.
Justice Andrew Gould wrote for the majority in the opinion, “The enduring strength of the First Amendment is that it allows people to speak their minds and express their beliefs without government interference.”
“But here, the City effectively cuts off Plaintiff’s right to express their beliefs about same-sex marriage by telling them what they can and cannot say,” he continued, referring to the city ordinance that set this whole case in motion.
The legal battle in question started in 2016 when Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio, sued Phoenix, arguing that the city’s law violated their First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and religion.
The two women, who design handmade artwork for weddings and other events, reportedly hold the belief that a marriage should be between a man and a woman and that creating invitations for LGBTQ couples would be akin to endorsing the marriage.
The women were represented in court by Alliance Defending Freedom, the same group that recently represented a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for an LGBTQ couple.
The state of Colorado and the baker who refused to make the cake ended their litigation in state and federal court earlier this year.
This case is eerily similar to that of Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips.
Phillips, who resides in Colorado, has gone before the U.S. Supreme Court several times in recent years with high-profile religious liberty cases.
Phillips has won every single case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Last year, Phillips went toe-to-toe with LGBTQ leaders who tried to force him to bake cake for a person who is transitioning from one gender to another.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that Colorado officials had discriminated against Phillips’ religious beliefs when they tried to force him to bake a cake for a same-sex “wedding.”
A few months after the ruling in June 2018, Autumn Scardina filed a complaint against Phillips for refusing to bake a cake that would be pink on the inside and blue on the outside.
Scardina was trying to celebrate his “transition” from male to female.
Colorado Civil Rights Division director Aubrey Elenis wrote a letter claimed Phillips had unlawfully denied Scardina “equal enjoyment of a place of public accommodation.”
Alliance Defending Freedom, the religious organization that represented Phillips in his original case before the U.S. Supreme Court and also helped the Koski family, filed a federal lawsuit against outgoing Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper and the state civil rights commission.
Phillips won his lawsuit again.
Another day, another great day for religious and individual freedoms.