Religious Liberty / Public Square

The Point: Religious Freedom’s Roe v Wade?

07/24/17

John Stonestreet

Will religious freedom be preserved? For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

This could be the religious liberty equivalent of Roe v. Wade.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker who refused to use his artistic talents to decorate a cake for a gay wedding.

Clarity is necessary here: Despite what you’ve heard in the media, Phillips routinely serves gay customers. And, the Colorado Civil Rights Commissioned fined him for not baking a same-sex wedding cake at a time when there were no same sex weddings in Colorado!

As Ed Stetzer and I discussed on “BreakPoint This Week,” the Supreme Court’s decision will be monumental. Why did the Court take the case? Is Justice Anthony Kennedy—the chief proponent on the court for LGBT rights—seeking to cement his legacy before retiring? But Kennedy has also been, at times, a religious rights advocate, as in the recent Trinity Lutheran case.

We need to be both informed and vocal about this case. To hear the full analysis, come to BreakPoint.org and click on BreakPoint This Week.

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