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Jun. 2, 2014

Cake Over Religion

Colorado has the order mixed up.

The Colorado cake shop owner who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple on grounds of his religious convictions was ordered to stop the “discrimination.” Under the order, Jack Phillips must report quarterly to Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission. Raju Jairam, the commission’s vice chairman, said, “Any person doing business in Colorado has to recognize that they have to do business in an ethical and law abiding way and the law says you cannot discriminate.” The cake-maker said he will no longer bake wedding cakes and he will fight the decision. He’s the latest in a line of victims of the homosexual agenda. This country was founded by religious dissenters, for religious dissenters. As Thomas Paine wrote in Common Sense, “As to religion, I hold it to be the indispensible duty of all government, to protect all conscientious professors thereof, and I know of no other business which government hath to do therewith.” More…

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