Skip to comments.Farmer Can Return To Farmerís Market, Court Says City Discriminated Based On Marriage Views
Posted on 09/18/2017 1:06:09 PM PDT by Twotone
A federal court issued an order Friday that requires the city of East Lansing to allow a farmer to return to its 2017 farmers market after city officials developed a rule for the purpose of keeping him out because of his marriage views. The city ousted Steve Tennes and Country Mill Farms after reading a post on his Facebook page that expressed his religious belief in marriage as the union between one man and one woman.
Just like all Americans, a farmer should be free to live and speak according to his deeply held religious beliefs without fear of government punishment, said Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Kate Anderson, who argued in favor of the order on behalf of Tennes on Wednesday. As the court found, East Lansing officials changed their market policy to shut out Steve because they dont like his Catholic beliefs regarding marriage. The court was right to issue this order, which will allow Steve to return to the 2017 farmers market while his case moves forward.
The City of East Lansing must allow Plaintiffs to participate in the East Lansing Farmers Market for the remainder of the 2017 season, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Southern Division, wrote in its order in Country Mill Farms v. City of East Lansing. On the evidence before this Court, the City amended its Vendor Guidelines and then used the changes to deny Country Mills vendor application. There exists a substantial likelihood that Plaintiffs will be able to prevail on the merits of their claims for speech retaliation and for free exercise of religion.
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Will there be US Marshals there to protect him and his family?
Where is the ACLU in all of this?
How long before people with dissident views are deported?
No, but he’ll have an limitless supply of fresh Michigan apples to throw at agitators.
Good job to Alliance Defending Freedom winning yet again.
FReepers-These are good guys to aim donation toward.
“The city ousted Steve Tennes and Country Mill Farms after reading a post on his Facebook page that expressed his religious belief in marriage as the union between one man and one woman.”
The city’s god the Fraud used to say the same thing.
The Antifa’s call Christians and Conservatives Nazi’s - yet the only ones I see performing Kristallnachts at every opportunity are the Fascist-Homosexual Left.
Things will only get worse.
So, 'the city' read a Facebook post?.......more like a LGBTQSTREVYH type of bureaucrap democrat................
Countersue the City of East Lansing for violating First and Fourteenth Amendment rights.
“Will there be US Marshals there to protect him and his family?”
I hope he’s armed to protect himself.
This takes a court order. Sheesh what has happened to our country.
Suing personally the government officials who violated his rights is the only way this nonsense will stop.
forget allowing him to return!
I want to city to pay him MILLIONS in compensation for religious discrimination!
The Supreme Court taking our right to decide what is marriage was one of the worst swipes at the foundation of the Republic that they’ve done.
Surprise! Nothing about this great news on the East Lansing FB page.
Under color of authority, this pervert has criminalized the Bible’s teachings on marriage. This is what an ungodly country looks like. Shame on all who voted this person into office. They are enablers of evil.
How long before people with dissident views are deported?......or sent to detention camps
My question as well. They’ve probably found another farmers market by now, though, and don’t need that bigoted market anyway.
Or sent to reeducation camps.
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