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10/15/2023 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – A federal appeals court ruled in favor of a Christian family in Michigan that was allegedly discriminated against by a local government policy.

The Tennes family farm, known as Country Mill Farms, is well known for its apples, cider, and generous donations to local food banks. Their goods have become a staple in the market in East Lansing, so when a new government policy designed to exclude Country Mill Farms was created, attention was drawn to the absence of the beloved member of the community.

The policy was created in response to a social media post Steve Tennes made on his farm’s account which affirmed the Catholic view of marriage.

A federal court ruled in August in favor of the Tennes family, saying they “forced to choose between following their religious beliefs and a government benefit for which they were otherwise qualified.” This decision has allowed the Tennes family to continue pursuing their mission statement: “glorifying God by facilitating family fun on the farm and feeding families.”

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has been actively defending and working on the family’s behalf.

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