Christian filmmakers lost a lawsuit against gay clients that don’t exist
A Christian couple who sued for the right to discriminate against gay people IF they ever apply for their service, had their case rejected. Carl and Angel Larsen run Minnesota video production company Telescope Media Group, and claim that their production company carries out commercial filming work to bring “glory to God”. They were afraid that one day they might have been forced to film a same-sex wedding and united with AFL trying to get a legal opportunity not to do it. Their lawsuit was dismissed this week by Chief U.S. District Judge John Tunheim, who rejected their bid to undermine LGBT protections in the Minnesota Human Rights Act. The judge compared their wish to post a message excluding hypothetical gay clients to a business owner putting up a ‘Whites Only’ sign. “Posting language on a website telling potential customers that a business will discriminate based on sexual orientation is part of the act of sexual orientation discrimination itself.As conduct carried out through language, this act is not protected by the First Amendment,” the ruling said.