UPDATE: GOAL MET! As of this morning the GoFundMe for Barronelle Stutzman has hit its goal thanks to all of you! Let's keep it going!
Many have asked us why we didn't continue the fundraising for Memories Pizza longer. We only ever meant for it to go until Friday night. I've done enough successful crowdsourced fundraisers to know that we didn't want to burn out all the energy on one of many who are persecuted, when there are more just like the O'Connors who can also be helped. I think those of faith and those who love liberty have a responsibility to stand in the gap, just as we did with Memories Pizza. There are so many who have been persecuted with lawfare by the Intolerance Brigade; I hope that the O'Connors' story has brought this practice to light.
This brings me to the next persecuted individual I'd like to help. Please, please watch this full video. It is only seven minutes. This is Barronelle Stutzman:
Barronelle Stutzman, a Christian florist, referred her friend and long-time customer to other florists because she could not in good conscience provide full wedding support for a same-sex wedding. Although the couple received flowers, the Washington State Attorney General, and later, the same-sex couple, sued Barronelle.
The court found her liable for violating the Washington Law Against Discrimination and ruled that both the state and the couple may collect damages and attorneys' fees from Barronelle's business and personal assets.
This woman is going to lose her home and livelihood as a result of her Christian faith. Over flowers at a wedding.
Please stand in the gap for Barronelle. Do so here.