The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld a $135,000 fine against the owners of a local cake shop who declined to use their artistic skills to create a custom cake for a same-sex wedding.
The ACLU characterizes the core issue in Masterpiece as not free speech or the free exercise of religion, but discrimination comparable to racial division in the 1960s.
Why is Colin Kaepernick’s situation playing out in the court of public opinion while Jack Phillips’ is playing out in the Supreme Court of the United States?
To forbid people from articulating beliefs and peacefully acting consistently with those beliefs is, at its core, an attempt to forbid the beliefs themselves.
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s stance on government forcing people to participate in gay weddings is decidedly coercive.
Gay marriage, we’ve been told, will not affect you. What a crock.
It doesn’t seem right to accept that one cannot be a baker, florist, or photographer unless you compromise convictions that were well-accepted and widely shared until about five minutes ago.
A judge has forbidden a pair of bakers who wouldn’t participate in a gay wedding from talking about their moral beliefs. Ever.
At its best, government causes and compels only in those arenas it must, invading the scope of human life as little as possible.
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