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The ‘Rainbow Jihad’ is coming for you next, Christian

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The LGBTQ and their Progressive allies were truly emboldened when Justice Kennedy handed down the majority decision to make Same Sex Marriage legal through the entire United States. Even before that decision, Denver based baker Jack Philips was visited by a gay couple in the summer of 2012 who wanted to hire Jack to bake them a wedding cake. Phillips offered to make cakes for other events and sell them cookies and brownies that allowed him to honor God and his Christian Faith, but had told them nicely “No” on the Same Sex Wedding Cake. The couple left the store throwing a temper tantrum like little children who were never punished for bad behavior.

What the news is saying:

Cake Is His ‘Art.’ So Can He Deny One to a Gay Couple? | Adam Liptak, New York Times

If a bakery has a free speech right to discriminate, gay groups contend, then so do all businesses that may be said to engage in expression, including florists, photographers, tailors, choreographers, hair salons, restaurants, jewelers, architects and lawyers. A ruling for Mr. Phillips, they say, would amount to a broad mandate for discrimination.

Soon after; Phillip’s business, Masterpiece Cakes received threatening telephone calls from the “tolerant” progressives across the country, and protest movements against his business became the norm. Eventually the American Civil Liberties Union sued on behalf of this “loving gay couple” and was dragged before a human rights commission in Colorado, where they openly compared Philips to a Nazi. This, in spite of the fact that Jack’s father fought against the actual Nazis in World War II.

This is just one of many stories on how the “Rainbow Jihad” (as CRTV’s Steve Deace likes to call them) had become emboldened in recent years by progressive activists determined to pound the final nails into the casket containing “the rotting corpse of Christianity” using the LGBTQ and their quest for ‘civil rights.’ They know that a certain group of Christians will never accept the homosexual agenda due to the absolute words made in the Holy Bible regarding such acts and how God handle one such ancient community regarding this.

The Rainbow Jihad is hunting for businesses that will not bow and bend to their sub-culture; rather than seeking businesses that are truly LGBTQ friendly. You really have to wonder if they just wanted to set Jack Phillips up for persecution, and I think that was the plan all along. He is not alone. It does matter if you run a bakery, a restaurant, a flower shop or have your own photography business. If you call yourself a Christian and you dare not partake in this pagan event called same sex marriage with whatever business you have…you will be singled out and crucified for not justifying and affirming what they call ‘love’ and what God calls an abomination.

These Christians could always separate themselves from their faith and accept the LGBTQ’s demands and they get the gratification that they brought them over to the ‘dark side’ or whatever. Philips meanwhile will have his day in court and we shall find out how Neil Gorsuch rules on this. Religious Freedom must include the rights of business to refuse service to anyone who cause them to sin against their God.

For further reading:

In Key Supreme Court Case, Department of Justice Backs Christian Baker | Brian Fraga, ncregister.com

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/in-key-supreme-court-case-department-of-justice-backs-christian-bakerThe U.S. Department of Justice’s amicus brief, filed Sept. 7 with the U.S. Supreme Court, argues that the baker, Jack Phillips, cannot be compelled by Colorado to “create expression for and participate in a ceremony” that would violate his First Amendment rights.

“This case is the only hope of protection for conservative believers in blue or purple states,” said Douglas Laycock, a University of Virginia School of Law professor who studies religious-liberty cases.

Masterpiece Amicus Brief Full Of Cakes | Kevin Daley, The Daily Caller

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/19/scotus-justices-receive-brief-full-of-pictures-of-cake/A coalition of creative professionals who style themselves “cake artists” filed an amicus brief at the Supreme Court Tuesday in a case concerning the rights of merchants who decline to produce items for same sex weddings given moral or theological objections.

The brief contains almost 40 images of various cakes, to demonstrate that cakes are a unique form of artistic expression deserving First Amendment protection. The petitioner in the case, Jack Phillips, argues his custom cakes are a form of protected expression, and therefore the state cannot coerce him into creating a cake that conveys a message with which he disagrees. Perhaps appropriately, the cake artists’ brief was filed by Baker Botts LLP.

In Cakeshop Case, Two Sets Of First Amendment Precedent Collide | Margot Cleveland, The Federalist

http://thefederalist.com/2017/09/20/masterpiece-cakeshop-case-two-sets-first-amendment-precedent-collide/On one side of the dispute stands Jack Phillips—a Christian baker in Colorado who five years ago refused to craft a wedding cake to celebrate a same-sex marriage. “I’m being forced to use my creativity, my talent and my art for an event—a significant religious event—that violates my religious faith,” Mr. Phillips said, according to the Times. To Philips, this is “more than just a cake.”

Opposite Phillips are David Mullin and Charlie Craig, the two men who sought out his services and who later filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. “We asked for a cake,” they counter. “We didn’t ask for a piece of art or for him to make a statement for us. He simply turned us away because of who we are.” According to the Times, “Mr. Craig said the free speech argument was a smoke screen. ‘It’s not about the cake,’ he said. ‘It is about discrimination.’”

So which is it? Free speech or discrimination?

 

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The truth about Thanksgiving

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The truth about Thanksfiving

Thanksgiving for many of us has been presented as a time when diversity worked. When a group of people who came seeking refuge from religious persecution was saved by another group of people. A time when different cultures could come together and share what they had to offer one another, culminating in a feast consisting of corn and turkey that was made to honor that moment.

Sadly, the most recent depiction of this pivotal moment in our history has been turned into an American horror story. A story that depicts white Europeans who came to wipe out all the innocent natives by disease and war. The evil white man brought with them more evil white men who only wanted to destroy and kill, to take land that didn’t belong to them and annihilate anyone who wasn’t white. Because that’s all white people want.

Neither of these versions are remotely true.

The Pilgrims were not fleeing from persecution. Nor did they spread disease or kill an entire village of Native Americans. They simply came to a new world filled with the hope of freedom – freedom to live by the values and principles as defined by the word of God. They came to the new world to give their families that chance rather than being overtaken by a society they felt did not reflect those values. It was so important to them that they risked their lives and the lives of their children to make the voyage. A voyage that landed them far from where they were expecting.

After arriving to the new world it was clear that God had a plan. The circumstances which led up to the first thanksgiving – for both the Europeans and the Native American that helped them – could only be explained by divine providence.

Despite being told this is a time to apologize or to be shameful for our history as a nation, the truth is Thanksgiving should be the most important and revered time for all Americans. A time of remembrance of God’s grace and divine providence for a group of people that risked everything to honor Him, including a Native American by the name of Squanto.

The diversity of God’s grace is what we, Americans, should be celebrating. Not multiculturalism.

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Marco Rubio whips out Bible verse that goes after the Florida recount debacle

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Marco Rubio whips out Bible verse that goes after the Florida recount debacle

There are two prevailing opinions pertaining to the Florida election and subsequent recounts. Democrats generally feel like it’s good to “count every ballot” until they win, even if that means “finding” more ballots to add to their candidates’ tallies. Republicans have been fighting against the recounts despite that play coming across ingenuously to voters on both sides.

We should want every valid vote counted. The operative word there is “valid.”

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a Catholic, Tweeted a Bible verse that seemed apropos to the current debacle in Florida.

One might even say this draws in one of the favorite punching bags for Republicans, former presidential candidate “Crooked” Hillary Clinton. That wasn’t the intent, I’m sure, but it’s always fun to laugh at Hillary.

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3 reasons President Trump should offer Asia Bibi asylum

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3 reasons President Trump should offer Asia Bibi asylum

There are certain political moves that can be considered “no-brainers” for anyone in Washington DC. Offering persecuted Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi asylum is one of them.

The drawbacks of doing so are few but potent. It would enrage hardline Muslims in the United States who may go after Bibi and her family, but that’s a risk she’ll face anywhere she goes. It would put US citizens and military personnel at greater risk than they already are when traveling abroad, especially in Muslim majority nations like Pakistan. Lastly, it would spark negative press against the President who would ask whether or not he would do the same for a Muslim in a similar circumstance.

All of those negatives are mitigated by three important positives.

  1. It goes against the bigotry narrative. Don’t get me wrong. Mainstream media and leftists will still try to paint the act of offering asylum to a persecuted Pakistani family as racist because she’s Christian. Thankfully, most Americans are smart enough to see through that false narrative.
  2. Pakistan won’t mind. If anything, their preference would be for America, which is already evil in the eyes of most hardline Islamic Pakistanis, to accept a burden that will only perpetuate a narrative that already exists.
  3. It’s the right thing to do. Any time the President of the United States can do the right thing, he should. Lately, there just haven’t been many opportunities to do so.

Every day that passes brings Asia Bibi and her family closer to the dangers that are closing in on them in Pakistan. They need to be taken in as soon as possible. Italy, Germany, and even Canada have offered to step up. The United States needs to do the same.

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