An issue is not so much religious belief but freedom of expression? Since WND is one of those sources of information that usually need confirmation, I will point this out - -[URL=http://tinyurl.com/y8pq2fhq]]]http://tinyurl.com/y8pq2fhq (Judge: Baker Can Refuse to Make Same-Sex Wedding Cakes)[/URL], this US News & World Report article basically confirms the WND one--without the sensationalism.
Sarah Bailey wrote: .... "... but carrying an unhealthy cynicism toward the media can rattle our sense that there is indeed knowable truth. Instead, the savvy Christian should seek to gather several pieces of information and ideas before filtering them through what he or she knows to be true. We can look to media accounts to begin to understand general revelation, Godâs providential work manifested in the world around us...." From a source many of you would approve of excerpt from, [URL=http://tinyurl.com/hzvme5g]]]http://tinyurl.com/hzvme5g (Discerning the News)[/URL], The RC Sproul siteâ
Since this case will probably be appealed, we all have to wait to see how the other shoe will drop -- from the US Supreme Court, which already has a similar case to render judgment on from Colorado.
The Alliance Defending Freedom, defending Phillips,argued the same Colorado commission that is punishing Phillips exonerated three other âcake artists who refused to express religious messagesâ with which they disagreed. The rejected messages were all Christian messages. Kennedy pointed out that the Colorado commission was âneither âŠ tolerant nor respectful of Mr. Phillipsâ religious beliefs.â the state commissionâs antagonism to Christian beliefs became evident at the outset of the case, when one member, Diann Rice, publicly exhibited bias against Phillips during a hearing, comparing him to a Nazi. âI would also like to reiterate what we said in the hearing or the last meeting,â Rice said during consideration of Phillipsâ case. âFreedom of religion and religion has been used to justify all kinds of discrimination throughout history, whether it be slavery, whether it be the Holocaust, whether it be â I mean, we â we can list hundreds of situations where freedom of religion has been used to justify discrimination. And to me it is one of the most despicable pieces of rhetoric that people can use to â to use their religion to hurt others.â
"For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measuredFor with wha to you again." Mt7:2