Masterpiece Cake Case Decides Total Destruction of Religious Liberty Possible
Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate, in a letter to top supporters, asks:
"Don't you think for a second that you won't be affected if the Supreme Court rules the wrong way in this Masterpice Cake case. If radical homosexuals are further emboldened, then it's only a matter of time before they will come after more people like you and me - seeking to prohibit us from feeding our families unless we reject our beliefs and celebrate their sin.
The fact that they don't break down your door, shoot at you, have you arrested or otherwise disrupt your private life right now will not mean they are not planning to soon.
Just ask the thousands of victims terrorized after they simply signed a petition to preserve traditional marriage in California as one giant example."
Delgaudio further said:
Are you a baker, photographer, florist, or pharmacist? Or are you a lawyer, doctor, painter, shop owner, an innkeeper, tailor, or taxi driver? Do you own your own business? Or does your job involve selling goods or services to the public, or interacting with customers in any way?
If any of those describe your line of work, let me ask you this - do you hold traditional values, and believe in traditional marriage and families?
If you do, like millions of other Americans, then you may soon be forced to make a hard choice - either lose your job, profession, or livelihood - or compromise your faith and values.
That is because radical homosexuals and so-called "transgender" persons across America are not satisfied with their newly-created "rights" that the Supreme Court has given them. Rather, these groups are on a mission to destroy any religion or belief system which does not bow to their perverse activities. Receiving special rights and treatment is not enough for them. Your tolerance is not enough - they demand your praise, and want to force you to celebrate their sinful way of life. The truth is, they want you to participate in their despicable lifestyles.
Across the country, the American way of life is under attack. In New Mexico, a Christian photographer was recently forced to provide services for homosexual weddings - literally required to photograph sinful acts. In Oregon, a cake shop was ordered to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple, after the owner declined to bake a cake celebrating their same-sex wedding. In California, a Christian dating service was forced to let homosexuals troll its website to meet other sodomites. And in Washington state, a florist was targeted for refusing to create floral arrangements celebrating a homosexual wedding.
Public Advocate has been closely following each of these and other cases, and filing briefs whenever we can. Public Advocate filed two briefs defending a Christian baker, Jack Phillips and Masterpiece Cakeshop - and our most recent brief was in the U.S. Supreme Court. (Latest brief posted here)
Mr. Phillips was targeted by two radical homosexuals, who demanded he make them a cake celebrating their homosexual wedding. Mr. Phillips politely declined, telling them he would make them any other kind of cake such as a birthday cake, or sell them any of his other baked goods. However, he said that since his wedding cakes are designed to celebrate marriage, he could not participate in a ceremony which he believed was immoral. Offended, the nasty homosexuals cursed at Mr. Phillips on their way out the door, and later filed a discrimination claim against the bakery.
Pandering to the radical homosexual agenda, highly political Colorado state agencies and courts stepped in assist in the destruction of Mr. Phillips' bakery. These bureaucrats used the Colorado "public accommodations" statute to punish Mr. Phillips. Taking language that prohibits discrimination on the basis of "sexual orientation," these courts rewrote the law to say that a homosexual wedding - homosexual behavior - is the same thing as sexual orientation. Those courts then ordered Mr. Phillips to "change his business practices" (in other words, participate in sin), "retrain" his staff to pander to homosexuals, threatened him with fines, and imposed various other punishments.
Mr. Phillips' case has now made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which has agreed to hear his appeal. Public Advocate's brief was the most hard-hitting brief that was filed on this topic so far.
Radical homosexuals and so-called "transgenders" will not stop until you reject you Christian and traditional values, and bend your knee to their repugnant lifestyles.
Don't you think for a second that you won't be affected if the Supreme Court rules the wrong way in this case. If radical homosexuals are further emboldened, then it's only a matter of time before they will come after people like you and me - seeking to prohibit us from feeding our families unless we reject our beliefs and celebrate their sin.