Supreme Court Denies Appeal from Photographers Who Declined to Participate in Same-Sex Ceremony
The United States Supreme Court today announced it would not hear an appeal
from New Mexico photographers who were fined by the state after opting not to
photograph a same-sex ‘marriage’ ceremony. The Christian photographers declined
to participate in the ceremony as it violates their deeply held religious
In response to the Court’s announcement, American Family Association
president Tim Wildmon issued the following statement:
“By refusing to take up the appeal of law-abiding citizens seeking to
exercise religious liberty under the Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court has
shown itself in this case to be an utterly unqualified defender of that
Constitution. The Court would never dream of forcing an Imam to perform a
Christian wedding ceremony, or of forcing a Buddhist to participate in a Muslim
ceremony. Yet when a same-sex couple cries foul because Christians opt not to
participate in their ceremony, the legal system bends over backwards to pacify
the same-sex couple.
“Our God-given right to liberty, so eloquently enshrined in our
Constitution, must not be trumped by political correctness. Sadly, the Court
today chose promoting the homosexual agenda over upholding the First
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American Family Association (AFA) a non-profit 501(c3) organization
was founded in 1977 by Donald E. Wildmon, who was pastoring First
United Methodist Church in Southaven, Mississippi, at the time. Since
1977, AFA has been on the frontlines of America’s culture war. The original
name of the ministry was National Federation for Decency but was changed to
American Family Association in 1988. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most
effective pro-family organizations in the country with more than one million
online supporters and approximately 180,000 paid subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry’s monthly magazine. In addition,
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the American Family Radio banner.
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and OneNewsNow.com, an online news provider that is syndicated
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per year. AFA uses all these means to communicate an outspoken, resolute,
Christian voice throughout America.