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A 21st Century Dred Scott Decision Makes Slaves of Christians

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Back in July of 2012 we told you about Jack Phillips, the baker-owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, Colorado, refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and now radical homosexuals were pushing a boycott against the Christian business.

The same radical homosexuals that tried to run Jack Phillips out of business also filed a complaint against him with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, where they were represented by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Phillips for his part has evinced no hostility to those who demand that he abandon the daily practice of his Christian beliefs or lose his business, “If gays come in and want to order birthday cakes or any cakes for any occasion, graduations, or whatever, I have no prejudice against that whatsoever,” Phillips said. “It’s just the wedding cake, not the people, not their lifestyle.”

Administrative law judge Robert N. Spence found last Friday that Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cake Shop violated the law when he refused to use his talent and creative energy in the service of homosexuals who wanted him to bake cakes to honor their supposed “marriages.” 

In a finding worthy of the infamous Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court Roger B. Taney, who crafted the Dred Scott declaring that African slaves were property, not human beings,  Spence’s finding makes judicial slaves of every Christian who wishes to practice their beliefs in their everyday life as the Bible commands.

Administrative law judge Robert N. Spence’s finding represents a new and frightening chapter in the Left’s war on Christians because there is a fundamental difference between merely selling, cookies, cakes, brownies and other goods, which Phillips was willing to do, and being commanded by a judge to use your creative energies and talent in the service of something that violates your Christian beliefs.

Nicolle Martin, an attorney for Masterpiece Cake Shop, told The Associated Press that the judge's decision was "reprehensible" and "antithetical to everything America stands for."

"He can't violate his conscience in order to collect a paycheck," Martin said. "If Jack can't make wedding cakes, he can't continue to support his family. And in order to make wedding cakes, Jack must violate his belief system."

We think Ms. Martin is the master of understatement. 

As we see it Administrative law judge Spence’s finding is every bit as antithetical to liberty as the Dred Scott decision, and its effects will be just as far reaching.

Were Jack Phillips an atheist and member of the creative elite, such as an artist or a writer, and had refused to use his creative talent to serve a cause that violated his beliefs, say maybe decorating a church,  no doubt the Left would be quick to stand for his First Amendment rights.

However, Jack Phillips is a working guy -- a baker and small business owner -- not an artist or writer or other creative talent recognized by the Leftist elite, so in their eyes he can be forced to use his talent in an activity that violates his Christian beliefs.

As Gary Bauer once observed, “The gay-rights movement is instinctively totalitarian. It seeks nothing less than the total and complete acceptance of gay marriage and the repudiation of marriage as it has existed through all human history and in the traditions of every major world religion. Until that happens, their immediate goal is to try to marginalize anyone who expresses a dissenting view in public.”

We figure it is only a matter of time until Democrat politicians, who already added a statement in support of same-sex marriage to their party platform, jump into the fray.

To liberals the destruction of a Christian small business, like the Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, Colorado, is merely collateral damage in their war to remake American society.

Liberals never seem to grasp that the Framers of the Constitution drafted it to protect the freedoms of speech and of religion for a reason. They wanted to create a new nation where baker Jack Phillips wouldn’t have to make the choice between closing down his business and closing down his beliefs – where tyrants couldn’t destroy him for his faith – and where he would be free to practice his Christian faith in his everyday life as he sees fit and as the Bible commands. 

To celebrate Jack Phillips’ Christian witness, or to order a cake, contact the Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, Colorado here.

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America better wake up

Our elite homo's and gays better change their ways, GOD is still the great MASTER of the universe and as the bible states those that deny THE GREAT CREATOR they will be cast chasm of fire.
I would rather believe what the bible tells us and believe it is true, then not and suffer the conquenses of HELL.

America better wake up

Our elite homo's and gays better change their ways, GOD is still the great MASTER of the universe and as the bible states those that deny THE GREAT CREATOR they will be cast chasm of fire.
I would rather believe what the bible tells us and believe it is true, then not and suffer the conquenses of HELL.

Baker-Owner

Where does it state, being gay is ok? the human race began with Adam and Eve, and so on, until now? and I always see signs that state, "We reserve the right to serve you." and as the owner, that's his right, no matter who or why, good for him.