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.
Love Saxa is in danger of being stripped of its status as an official student group at Georgetown University. Its offense: holding to a Catholic view of human sexuality.
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.
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 statement proclaims traditional Christian teaching on sex and marriage. Homosexual practice? Still not okay. Sex-changes as an answer to gender dysphoria? No.
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?
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, tech millionaire turned LGBTQ activist Tim Gill said he’s going to punish Christians who don’t want to participate in same-sex weddings.
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.
After interacting with the people religious liberty laws aim to protect, I realized that we need a deeper commitment to protecting wedding artists.
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.
Professor John McAdams, a tenured professor at Marquette University, was fired after he wrote a blog post defending a student’s right to have a personal opinion.
Telling Christians, like Barronelle Stutzman, to affirm or participate in same-sex marriages effectively tells them to contradict what they believe to be foundational truths about the world.
If ‘each and every individual’ has the right to artistic self-determination, why is the ACLU spearheading efforts to destroy people who exercise those rights?
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