Saturday, June 3, 2017

A Family Persecuted for Their Faith

A Catholic family is persecuted not only for upholding the most basic morality,  but also for deciding what goes on at their own farm. From Faithzette:
Tennes told the individual they did not permit same-sex marriages on the farm because of the family’s Catholic belief that marriage is a sacramental union between one man and one woman. City officials later discovered the Facebook posting and began immediate action to remove Country Mill from the farmer’s market, alleging the family had violated the city’s discrimination ordinance. It did not seem to matter to city leaders that the farm is located 22 miles outside the city limits — and had absolutely nothing to do with the business of selling blueberries at the market.

“We were surprised and we were shocked,” Steve Tennes told me. “My wife and I both volunteered to serve in the military — to protect freedom. Now we come home and the freedom that we worked to protect — we have to defend in our own backyard.”

I reached out to city leaders but they did not return my calls seeking comment. “Whether you are a Jew, Muslim or Christian — people of faith should not be eradicated from the marketplace simply because they don’t share the same thoughts and ideas that the government is choosing to promote,” Steve told me. So they have decided to fight for their constitutional rights. (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

It is no wonder that followers of Islam look at the USA with disdain and think of the USA as Satanic. What happened to freedom of religion.