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Fri Jan 20, 2012, 04:05 PM

Connecticut Florist Delivers Flowers To Atheist Teen After Four RI Florists Refuse

Connecticut Florist Delivers Flowers To Atheist Teen After Four RI Florists Refuse

The Cranston prayer banner debate shifts to flowers as businesses refuse to deliver to the teenage girl at the center of the battle. The Freedom From Religion Foundation in Wisconsin had to go out of state to find a florist to deliver flowers to the Cranston West teen, after four other Rhode Island businesses said "no thanks" to the order.

Co-owner of Glimpse of Gaia Florist Sean Condon, drove all the way from Connecticut to deliver the flowers to the atheist teen who won the lawsuit against her school over a prayer banner. Cranston West was ordered to take the banner down. It's temporarily covered, pending the school committees decision on an appeal.

Condon said, "I think we don't discriminate against people for any reason."

The anti-religious group wanted to send Ahlquist congratulatory flowers, but four different florists in Rhode Island refused.

More:
http://www.abc6.com/story/16558428/connecticut-florist-delivers-flowers-to-atheist-teen-after-four-ri-florists-refuse


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Reply Connecticut Florist Delivers Flowers To Atheist Teen After Four RI Florists Refuse (Original post)
Ian David Jan 2012 OP
MarkCharles Jan 2012 #1
Rob H. Jan 2012 #2
MarkCharles Jan 2012 #3
Jean V. Dubois Jan 2012 #5
justiceischeap Jan 2012 #7
Jean V. Dubois Jan 2012 #9
justiceischeap Jan 2012 #12
Jean V. Dubois Jan 2012 #13
EvolveOrConvolve Jan 2012 #4
Armin-A Jan 2012 #6
barbtries Jan 2012 #8
cleanhippie Jan 2012 #10
Generic Brad Jan 2012 #11

Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 04:39 PM

1. Freedom from Religion Foundation described as "anti" religious?

 

Other than that, I think the article was a good one.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 05:41 PM

2. And now that florist is getting harassing phone calls

Sad--and more than a little aggravating:

A Warwick florist had agreed to the order, but later withdrew. Ending the flower efforts with Sean Condon. He says almost immediately after delivering the flowers he started receiving harassing phone calls.

Condon said, "That we should be ashamed of ourselves for delivering to that girl. She sounded like a middle-aged woman and this is a teenage girl so I thought to myself I'm not so sure I should be the one ashamed of myself."

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 06:36 PM

3. Ah the religious bullies can count yet another notch on their belt of..

 

intolerance.

I'd sure like to see a few of these bullies charged in court for some of their actions. It would be nice to see a few Christians go to jail for a few days. I know, I'm dreaming.

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Response to MarkCharles (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 08:32 PM

5. What would you propose they be charged with? Being assholes?

 

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but refusing to deliver flowers to someone because you don't like them isn't a crime.

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Response to Jean V. Dubois (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 07:55 AM

7. Threatening or harassing someone doing their job

would be a place to start.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 11:28 AM

9. How is refusing an order to deliver flowers "threatening or harassing someone"?

 

If you're speaking of the phone calls the florist has received, calling someone up and telling them that they should be ashamed of themselves for delivering flower is annoying, but not exactly a crime.

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Response to Jean V. Dubois (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 08:50 PM

12. If the phone calls are repeated, that's harassment. nt

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:17 PM

13. If they're from the same party, yes.

 

I haven't seen anything that indicates this is the case.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 07:08 PM

4. But, but but...

The atheists are the ones here who are the bigots. Really guys, I have it on GOOD authority that atheists are to blame for this travesty...

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 11:25 PM

6. now replace the word atheist with the word "black"... hello 1960s

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 11:27 AM

8. where are the grown-ups?

omigawd.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 11:33 AM

10. These ARE the grown-ups. Thats the problem.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 07:58 PM

11. If God is all powerful, he does not need help defending himself

This violent backlash is the antithesis of what religions stand for. I don't comprehend how people can be so insecure in their faith that they have to threaten violence or direct anger at those who do not share their beliefs.

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