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Religious Freedom on Trial: Pray for Jack Phillips and the U.S. Supreme Court
American Family Association ^ | 11/30/2017 | AFA

Posted on 12/01/2017 5:48:15 PM PST by Maudeen

This coming Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court has the chance to set the record straight on religious freedom for everyone in the U.S.

In 2012, Jack Phillips of Colorado's Masterpiece Cake Shop refused to provide a cake for a same-sex "wedding" based on his faith convictions. That case – Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission – is now before the nation's high court.

Jack Phillips doesn't design cakes for all events-he never has. He has a set of values based on his religious beliefs-a moral code-that guides his life, including his work. When an event conflicts with Jack's beliefs, he doesn't participate.

But that hasn't stopped LGBT activists and the State of Colorado from coming after Jack. They've accused him of intolerance and discrimination, forced him to reeducate his staff and file quarterly compliance reports with the government, and demanded that he design cakes for same-sex weddings.

Now the Supreme Court will decide-does the First Amendment protect Jack's artistic freedom, a principle the high court has long defended, or not?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: freedom; homofascism; homosexualagenda; lgbt; religious
God is in control and in charge of everything. Everyone will eventually have to give an account in the Ultimate Supreme Court. Please pray for this situation.
1 posted on 12/01/2017 5:48:15 PM PST by Maudeen
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To: Maudeen
They want to force us all to
2 posted on 12/01/2017 5:50:40 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

The intolerance of the “tolerant” is outrageous.

3 posted on 12/01/2017 6:10:20 PM PST by liberalism is suicide
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To: Maudeen; george76

Let us hope he prevails. What would happen if I went to a Jewish bakery and demanded a nazi cake or went to a muzzie bakery and demanded a “pork surprise” cake?

4 posted on 12/01/2017 6:25:43 PM PST by dynachrome (When an empire dies, you are left with vast monuments in front of which peasants squat to defecate)
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To: Maudeen

These are politicians in black muumuus playing their role. I’ll pray for them as the Bible demands but I’m not particularly optimistic regarding the outcome.

Politics is a scam and we’re suckers for playing.

5 posted on 12/01/2017 6:26:52 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Hope and redemption are to be found in the Lord. Not in politics.)
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To: Maudeen; RKBA Democrat; dynachrome

I now send this letter every July on the anniversary of their last ruling. In my opinion, if you are involved in some form of personal expression such as baking a cake, singing, wedding photo shoot, etc. then religious expression takes precedent. If you are filing an order at McDonalds then you go ahead and serve the gay couple.

The 2015 gay marriage ruling means equal legal protection excludes tens of millions of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim believers who consider classical scholarship finds homosexual relationships separate people from God. The Bible continually speaks of the character, identity, and purpose of God; identifying Him as masculine and humans as feminine in relation to Him. After creating all things, He created the covenant of heterosexual marriage to example the unconditional love relationship He desires with humanity. Without disturbing the spiritual quality of marriage, equal protection could have been maintained by civil contract with the elegant, endless expressions legislators enjoy.

The First Amendment says and used to mean, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press….”

We are familiar with the term “speech or expression’, which seems an innocuous expansion of the above amendment. However, “expression” enables a nearly unbounded multi billion dollar pornography industry.

Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion stated, “The First Amendment ensures that religious organizations and persons are given proper protection as they seek to advocate and teach the principles that are so fulfilling and central to their lives and faith”. Such language severely restricts religious freedom by excluding “free exercise thereof”.

The country has so departed from first principles that a woman can express herself in the adult film industry, but cannot operate a bakery and exercise her religious convictions by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.

The Formal End to Judeo-Christian America

Wayne Cordeiro


6 posted on 12/01/2017 6:39:05 PM PST by Retain Mike
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To: Maudeen

The abuses of power have grown so out of control that if the founders were here, they would hastily go to war against these foul creatures.

The horrific nature of the abominations which have been implemented in my lifetime are acts of war and crimes against nature.

The world governments are mostly compromised through extortion, blackmail, and bribery such that it is being run by the worst sort of criminals alive. Psychopaths.

They engage in...

murder of children (openly in abortion, secretly as a form of idol worship)

child sex slavery (openly promoting sex to minors in all forms of media and public institutions, and turning over control of children to perverts, but privately through sex trafficking)

ritual sex abuse and mind slavery

drugs, weapons, and human trafficking

embezzlement, theft, and fraudulent monetary and investment schemes

laws, policies, and judicial rulings designed to harm the general health and wellbeing of the public, and rob us of our divinely appointed liberties with an aim toward totalitarian control

The sex perverts in these lawsuits are probably just pawns in the long game, but they are nonetheless enemies of civilization.

7 posted on 12/01/2017 8:12:51 PM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: Maudeen

8 posted on 12/01/2017 8:14:21 PM PST by Albion Wilde (I was not elected to continue a failed system. I was elected to change it. --Donald J. Trump)
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To: Maudeen; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

Prayer Ping!

9 posted on 12/01/2017 8:20:51 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: dynachrome; MileHi; Balata; bboop; Benito Cereno; BulletBobCo; bravo whiskey; Carley; ColoCdn; ...

Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)

10 posted on 12/01/2017 9:09:19 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Maudeen

Lord God, Look at Thy nation in her misery and grant us justice under the law.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.

11 posted on 12/02/2017 10:51:32 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: dynachrome

Or to a Muslim bakery asking for a cake that says, “Jesus is God come in the flesh, worship Him or burn forever”.

12 posted on 12/02/2017 8:20:47 PM PST by Bellflower (Who dares believe Jesus?)
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To: george76
Praying for a great outcome for Phillips and for FREEDOM.
13 posted on 12/04/2017 9:16:02 PM PST by jan in Colorado (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. --George Orwell.)
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To: Maudeen

Prayers up.

14 posted on 12/04/2017 9:19:43 PM PST by Flaming Conservative
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