A Christian-owned political consulting firm filed a federal lawsuit Monday against a Michigan city for forcing businesses to promote political and moral messages that contradict their beliefs.
The law in Ann Arbor, Mich., makes it illegal for businesses to “discriminate” based on political beliefs.
This means ThinkRight Strategies, a political firm founded by Grant Strobl and Jacob Chludzinski to promote conservative causes, must advocate for liberal causes, too, or face the threat of $500 fines per day. Both men are pro-life.
“Americans have long been free to promote political beliefs of their choosing,” the lawsuit, filed by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), says. “But under the guise of stopping discrimination, Ann Arbor passed a law that forces Democrats to create advocacy material supporting conservatives and Republicans to create advocacy material supporting liberals under the threat of paying fines up to $500 per day. This is a constitutional anathema.
“Citizens should be free to choose for themselves what they say and what they celebrate — not the government,” the suit says.
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Source: Christian Headlines