Why does the government consider this grandmother public enemy No. 1? Religious Persecution in America

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By Todd Starnes

Published February 19, 2015 http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/02/19/why-does-government-consider-this-grandmother-public-enemy-no-1/

Meet Barronelle Stutzman — who is being treated as Washington State’s Public Enemy No. 1.

Stutzman is a grandmother, a devout Southern Baptist and the owner of a small flower shop. The 70-year-old Christian is also opposed to gay marriage — a religious belief that could cost Stutzman her business, her life-savings and even her home.

A Washington judge ruled Feb. 18 that Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers, violated the law when she refused to provide flowers to a same-sex couple for their wedding.

“If you disagree with the state – then you’re out of business,” she told me in an exclusive interview. “As a business owner, it’s really frightening that they can rule that everything I have will be lost because of my disagreement with a stand.”

Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom found Stutzman had violated the state consumer protection…

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