Coerced speech is the tool of tyrannies, not free nations.
If the government can punish us for believing the “wrong things” and for acting on those beliefs, then we simply don’t live in a free nation. When the government tells you what you must say, that is even worse.
Jack owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado. He creates incredibly beautiful cake designs that are genuine works of art. When two men asked Jack to create a custom-designed cake to celebrate their same-sex wedding, he declined. But he offered to sell them anything on the shelves. Full Article
It was not because these two men couldn’t get a wedding cake. In fact, they were offered many cakes for free. The ACLU and the government of Colorado have one motive in this case — they want to silence and punish any person who refuses to believe that same-sex marriages should be celebrated. And they don’t just hate freedom for Jack Phillips. They hate your freedom. Alliance Defending Freedom
Did you know that a Christian man recently went to three other cake shops in Colorado and asked for custom cakes with messages that opposed same-sex marriages? All three shops turned him down because they did not want to promote his message. And yet, the Colorado Commission held that these three cake designers were not in violation of the law and had the right to refuse to create messages with which they did not agree. Interview on the View
A gay Colorado mega-millionaire, Tim Gill, has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into opposing people who share Jack’s beliefs about marriage. In a recent interview in Rolling Stone, Gill made it clear that he is going after Christians and others who don’t want to join in same-sex marriage celebrations. Gill says that his goal is to “punish the wicked.”