The harassment continues for a Christian filmmaking couple who scored a victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in August.
According to Minnesota law, if the couple uses their artistic talents to make positive films about actual marriage, they must also make positive films about homosexual “marriage.”
But the Eighth Circuit contended that Carl and Angel Larsen have a First Amendment right to choose when to speak and what to say and reversed part of the lower court’s decision to dismiss two of their claims and ordered the court to consider whether the Larsens should be granted a preliminary injunction against the law’s enforcement.
Despite this court decision, the government and the homosexual lobby aren’t done harassing the couple. CBN reported that the state’s attorney general, former federal lawmaker Keith Ellison, and Rebecca Lucero, so-called Human Rights commissioner, are dragging the Larsens back to court for declining to provide services for a homosexual “wedding.” An excerpt:
While the litigation continues, Ellison and Lucero will not enforce the North Star State’s Human Rights Act, but will allow the Larsens’ Telescope Media group to continue to their “business of producing films promoting marriage exclusively as an institution between one man and one woman, and declining to create films that express ideas that conflict with their beliefs about marriage,” according to the newspaper.
In an op-ed published by the Star Tribune last week, Ellison and Lucero wrote they are fighting the 8th Circuit Court’s ruling because they believe it “amounts to a license to discriminate against LGBTQ folks.” They even accuse the Larsens of hiding behind their religious beliefs in an attempt to discriminate against LGBTQ people.
Kaylee McGhee, the commentary writer for The Washington Examiner, says the Minnesota Attorney General’s argument in his op-ed is remarkable because he admits one important fact: “Religious freedom has no place in a politically correct society.”