It's coming, the epic Supreme Court of the United States of America hearing over Christian bakers and their ability (or lack thereof) to refuse service based upon their religious beliefs.
It all began several years ago under the Obama Administration when Christian bakers decided to refuse service to LGBT customers who wanted wedding cakes for their gay marriages.
The Bible, clearly says homosexuality is a sin; contrary to the attempts to transform its literal meanings to defend the actions currently legalized inside of America.
God's design for natural sexual relationships is part of His plan. Homosexuality falsifies what God designed.
Sin often means not only rejecting God but denying or rejecting how and why we are made. Though it may be considered acceptable by some today, even in some churches, it is not acceptable to God, we need to take that seriously.
<blockquote>”(Romans 1:26-27) Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones; in the same way, men committed shameful acts with other men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”(Leviticus 18:22) You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”(Leviticus 20:13) If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”(Corinthians 6:9-10) Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”(Romans 1:26-28) For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper.”</blockquote>
Those are Bible quotes, that regardless of how you attempt to distort them have one meaning (whether it offends you).
Here's the quick rundown of the case that has brought us to this point, in which will make a landmark decision on the matter by SCOTUS:
The Supreme Court hearing on Monday concerns Masterpiece Cakeshop vs the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
The case concerns a Christian baker in Colorado, who declined to create a wedding cake with a pro-LGBT message for a gay couple planning their nuptials.
The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, and the baker, Jack Phillips, is an Evangelical Christian who believes participation in any way in a same-sex wedding violates his personal religious beliefs (it does).
Phillips has since argued that his custom cakes are a form of creative expression and that the state is attempting to coerce him into creating expression with which he disagrees, in violation of the First Amendment.
The Colorado Civil Rights Commission has already assessed a number of penalties against Phillips after he refused to produce the cake, which sparked the national headlines, which the baker has decried as outright targeting because he's a Christian.
The state of Colorado says that anti-discrimination laws do not exist to compel commercial speech because non-discriminatory equal-service requirements regulate commercial conduct, not protected expression as the baker claims.
In supplemental filings, Colorado social justice allies have argued that a custom cake should not be thought of as classic speech or expression, which is a terrifying and slippery slope via artistic expression, one that actually counters most progressive ideas.
What is crucial here is the fact that so many organizations on the left, have refused service to Trump supporters and the far right since the inauguration.
Multiple free-speech rally attendees, for example, have been called “Nazis” and refused service, yet when a Christian baker says it's a violation of his rights to force him to bake a cake that goes against his religious beliefs.
So this upcoming case will essentially be groundbreaking any which way the decision comes forth.
If the Supreme Court decides that the Christian baker <i>must bake the cake</i> then essentially no service can be refused across the land, no matter how hurt the feelings of liberals are.
If the Supreme Court rules in favor of the Christian baker, expect a national outrage from the left and expect many more companies to then continue to refuse service to those they dislike.
It's going to be interesting folks.
The December sitting of the Supreme Court of the United States of America begins on November 27th (Monday) and ends on December 6th.
We will soon bear witness to crucial decisions, and it should no doubt define the nation for many years to come.
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If a multi-national corporation like Google or Facebook or Twitter can discriminate based on political opinions then why can't a small business retain the right to refuse service?
The only thing to decide about the 1st amendment. Is if they will rewrite it to mean some other than it has been for the last 230+ years.
NOTE: the very 1st thing the Bill Of Rights protests is Religion not speech.
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; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."