The Tennes family needs our help
The right to live out our faith and communicate our beliefs without fear of punishment should be a freedom that our government actively works to preserve, even if it disagrees with an individual's views.
That’s why the City of East Lansing's decision to kick Country Mill out of its farmer’s market is so outrageous, and why Alliance Defending Freedom took quick legal action on behalf of the Tennes family.
Just two days after hearing their request, a federal judge issued an order that allows Country Mill to return to the farmer's market while their civil rights lawsuit against East Lansing proceeds.
This is great news for the Tennes family. The East Lansing Farmer’s Market had provided a significant part of their business.
But this case is not over yet.
If city officials can take away a veteran's license to do business in the market simply because he dared express his religious beliefs on Facebook, then no American is truly free.
Our government should be protecting our rights, not punishing us for exercising our freedom. And the government certainly should not be reaching outside its jurisdiction just to advance its political agenda.