Tag: religious conviction

Kanye and Dylan


Kanye and DylanBut I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel, so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ; and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife, and some also from goodwill: The former preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my chains; but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel. What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.

—Philippians 1:12-18, New King James Version

The Democratic Party’s Religious Intolerance Harms Real People


Barronelle Stutzman

Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers, stands to lose every penny she owns after politely declining to participate in a same-sex wedding.

In its 2016 platform, the Democratic Party identified itself as “the party of inclusion,” promising to “work together to move this country forward, even when we disagree.” Yet a resolution the party adopted last month shows that the Democrats are contradicting themselves.

The new resolution makes plain the party’s opposition to people of faith whose views depart from secular orthodoxy on hot-button social issues.

Victory for Christian Filmmakers Is a Win for Everyone


With nearly seven in 10 American adults worried about cultural and political threats to free speech, good news may be closer than you think. In fact, a recent court decision provides hope that free speech protections are trending upward, charting the course for future victories for all Americans.

Free speech was at the very center of Telescope Media Group v. Lucero. The case challenged the state’s attempt to force Christian filmmakers—with the threat of fines and jail time—to promote messages that violate their faith. On August 23, a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit ruled 2-1 in favor of the filmmakers, overturning a lower court’s decision and giving that court a roadmap for how this case should move forward.

The win isn’t just a major victory for the filmmakers—it’s a game-changer. Last summer, when the US Supreme Court decided Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission on free exercise grounds, it did not even need to reach the free speech issue presented because Colorado’s hostility against cake artist Jack Phillips was so egregious.

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Remember Jack Phillips, the Christian baker who has been ordered by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission to bake wedding cakes for same-sex couples — even though to do so would violate his personal religious convictions? He appealed the order and his appeal is soon to be heard by the Supreme Court. So naturally, and just […]

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