My friend, Octavian Curpas, a resident of Arizona, sent this story to me. I am always saddened by any article like this one. I am particularly bothered when young Christians, who are trying to serve God through their talents, are treated in this ungodly manner. The story was posted only two days ago, October 13, 2016, at thearizonatelegraph.com.
Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski met at a Starbucks café in north Phoenix in January 2015. Both were Christians, and both were artists. They decided to go into business together, combining their love for Jesus with their love for making beautiful things. Soon they launched Brush & Nib Studio, a for-profit art business that sells hand-drawn invitations and paintings.
According to the Alliance Defending Freedom, a leading Christian legal-defense organization, “As Christian artists, Joanna and Breanna had a simple goal for their studio: to recreate the beauty God placed all around us and to share that beauty with others. And this goal made it natural for Joanna and Breanna to focus on artwork for weddings.”