The Jack Phillips’ Supreme Court case is some-more critical than ever. For the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
Remember back in, say, 2008 when we were told that happy matrimony wouldn’t impact those of us who objected to it? Well in 2018, it apparently does. It costs $130,000, your livelihood, your good name, and several years of your life.
At slightest that’s loyal for Melissa and Aaron Klein, former owners of Sweet Cakes bakery. The Kleins had to close their business after the state’s labor commissioner imposed a six-figure excellent when they wouldn’t pattern a marriage cake for a lesbian couple. An Oregon justice recently deserted their interest and inspected the huge fine.
Their case, like Jack Phillips whose case was just before the Supreme Court, is about a elementary question: Can Christians be loyal to the beliefs about sexuality in the workplace? Are we means to not applaud and send messages that we consider objectionable? Do simple freedoms extend to us, too?
We won’t know how the justice will answer. What we do know is those who pronounced their happy “marriage” wouldn’t impact anyone else sole us a check of goods.