Masterpiece Cakeshop vs Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Here’s the show from this past weekend. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week for the case Masterpiece Cake Shop vs Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case centers on Jack Phillips – a cake decorator who declined to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony. He was accused of discrimination, but is holding that his first amendment rights allow him to refuse participation in an event he finds morally repugnant (which it does – it also allows him the right to refuse to engage in activities which violate free exercise of his religion).

This case has the power to shape the future of this country – and I don’t say that lightly. We should all be praying that the Supreme Court sides with liberty in this case and not coercion. Highly recommend taking a listen:

Refugee Programs and the Johnson Amendment

In this episode, I discuss refugee programs as a pro-life issue. I also tackle the Johnson Amendment, and what a new bill proposed in both houses of Congress would mean for religious freedom and the free speech of churches and pastors.

Supreme Court’s Devastating Setbacks To Life, Religious Liberty

By Tom Venzor

The Supreme Court of the United States recently issued two devastating blows to life and religious liberty.

First, in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (“Hellerstedt”), by a 5-3 opinion authored by Justice Stephen Breyer, the Court struck down a Texas law that had required abortion clinics to meet the safety standards of ambulatory surgical centers and required doctors performing abortions to have hospital admitting privileges.

Second, in Stormans, Inc. v. Weisman (“Stormans”), the Court denied review of a Washington State regulation requiring a pharmacy to deliver all prescription medications (including abortifacient contraceptives), even if the owner of the pharmacy has a religious objection. Continue reading