The Family Research Council has compiled a reporting listing 12 cases this past decade in America where Christian business owners have been punished or threatened with punishment for holding traditional beliefs about marriage in order to comply with anti-discrimination laws regarding gay people. “People of faith have increasingly found themselves being sued (along with receiving censure and hostility) when they refuse to engage in work-related activities that violate

their religious beliefs on marriage and sexuality,” wrote Travis Weber, director of the Center For Religious Liberty, and author of the “Religious Liberty and the ‘Wedding Vendor’ Cases” report. “This scenario has played out most prominently in the wedding industry, where small business owners are being forced to make the choice between violating their faith and freely running their business,” he added. READ MORE