by Terry Schilling
On Monday, the Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments next term in a landmark religious freedom case: Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights.
The justices are being asked in the case — known as Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights — whether shop owner Jack Phillips has to make a cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins’ same-sex marriage under Colorado’s public accommodations law.
Phillips claims that requiring him to provide the wedding cake violates his constitutional rights to freedom of speech and the free exercise of religion.
This landmark case is the perfect test case for the infamous “gay wedding cake” controversy, and truthfully, it will likely determine the future of religious freedom as we know it in America.
Will it be permissible to run a Christian bakery? Will the rights of free citizens to live out their faith in the public square be respected? Or will Christian schools, charities, businesses, and families be forced to acquiesce to the hyper-sexual LGBT agenda or face government persecution?
Recently, Christians and other people of faith have been intimidated and bullied into silence by radical progressives in positions of power who seek to promote the new religion of hyper-sexuality above all others. This is, of course, a blatant attack on religious freedom. By taking up the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, the Supreme Court has a tremendous opportunity to protect the First Amendment and ensure that America’s position as the world’s beacon for religious freedom is ultimately upheld.
For more info on the case — and cake shop owner Jack Phillips — be sure to watch the video below:
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