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 Christian small business owners involved in these lawsuits have no desire to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, nor do they ask for the right to do so.
Except for justices Kagan and Ginzburg, an uneasiness about the case was evident to a greater and lesser degree among the other 7 Supreme Court justices.
If I encountered an individual morally uncomfortable with participating in an activity with me and my boyfriend, it would be uncomfortable for me to force her.
Most justices first frame the issue by using judicial discretion of one kind or another to remove from consideration the nature of the product requested for a same-sex wedding.
If one’s exposure to the case was limited to the popular media, you might think this case was only about the free-speech rights of wedding-cake makers. It’s much more.
Those on the Left cheering as anti-discrimination law is turned into a weapon against the First Amendment freedoms should consider whether they really want to weaken these rights.
Since the court’s 1990 decision in Employment Division v. Smith, free exercise of religion no longer gets the protection that free speech does.
A florist and baker at the heart of major legal cases explained why they won’t use their creative talents and services to affirm same-sex marriage.
The Left has shown the totalitarian manner in which it exacts support, or at least silence, from everyday Americans. Gay marriage was just a wedge.
The Washington Post quotes all of five adverse evangelicals, most of whom agree with the Nashville Statement’s core commitments, but object to its tone.
The statement proclaims traditional Christian teaching on sex and marriage. Homosexual practice? Still not okay. Sex-changes as an answer to gender dysphoria? No.
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?
The question Obergefell has raised across that land is: can we craft laws that permit mutually exclusive views to peacefully coexist? Or must the disfavored view be driven out of public life?
Rolling Stone magazine confirms that an LGBTQ activist has poured more than $422 million of his own money into punishing ‘wicked’ Christians.
These are only the latest believers who would like us to believe that God and the Bible are totally cool with homosexuality. They are not.
On America’s birthday, it is appropriate to be thankful and reflect on how we can guard against the suppression of religious freedom, before it is too late.
Despite this week’s positive religious liberty rulings, the 2015 Obergefell ruling created conflicting precedent harassing schools into controversial manifestations of unproven gender ideology.
Reading the news about Masterpiece Cakeshop case might lead you to believe that Jack Phillips is fighting to overturn gay marriage. No, he’s fighting for the First Amendment.
East Lansing is so intolerant of Steve Tennes’s religious viewpoint that it is willing to monitor Steve’s Facebook posts and punish Steve for what he says and does outside of East Lansing.
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