Family Research Council

At Elane Photography, a Snapshot of Censorship


By Tony Perkins
September 16, 2013

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Thanks to Elane Photography, Americans are finally zooming in on the problem of same-sex "marriage." Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Seven years ago, a lesbian couple tried to hire Elane Photography to take pictures of their commitment ceremony. Elane and her husband politely declined, citing her religious beliefs. Today, the photographer is fighting for her rights -- and her business -- in court. Last month, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled against Elane, insisting that private companies have to compromise their faith when homosexuals come calling. ADF's Jordan Lorence was stunned. "The idea that free people can be 'compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives' is a chilling and unprecedented attack on freedom." And according to the latest polls, the country agrees. Eighty-five percent of Americans said a religious photographer shouldn't have to participate in a gay 'marriage' ceremony. Maybe this latest development will finally help people see the negatives of same-sex "marriage!"

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