The State: “I contacted and showed the policy to one of the attorneys that defended Greece, N.Y. (Alliance Defending Freedom) and he liked the policy with some minor changes, and those changes were incorporated in the policy,” Saitta added. “In total I’ve talked to six or seven attorneys on this issue.”
The Trumpet: So far, the Knapps have refused to marry one same-sex couple, but have not been cited by the city for breaking the non-discrimination laws. This was because Alliance Defending Freedom filed a suit in federal court to prevent the city from citing them.
Opposing Views: “Simply hearing another pray burdens no one,” Brett Harvey, of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian law firm, told Campus Reform. “Limiting the way a person is able to pray suppresses religious freedom. True freedom permits a prayer giver to choose for themselves how to pray, while permitting those to hear it the liberty to agree, disagree, or disregard.”