Ellison: Religious Freedom Just a ‘License to Discriminate’

In an op-ed at the StarTribune last week, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison swore to fight a court’s ruling upholding the right of wedding videographers to create videos in accordance with their faith beliefs about marriage.

As reported by Breitbart News, the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently ruled in favor of St. Cloud Christian videographers Carl and Angel Larsen, who claimed the right to create videos consistent with their faith beliefs about marriage between a man and a woman.

Religious freedom doesn’t sit well with the Muslim Ellison, who announced he will go back to trial to prove that “LGBTQ discrimination is not free speech” — accusing the Larsens of using their faith as a front for discrimination against LGBT individuals.

“Business owners’ free speech and beliefs are already fully protected under the First Amendment,” Ellison conceded, but then claimed that what the Larsens want “is a license to discriminate against LGBTQ folks.”