On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case of Arlene’s Flowers, Inc. vs. Washington. In refusing to hear this case, the Court has failed to bring clarity to a situation it ultimately created and continued to pit the LGBTQ+ community against communities of faith.
The Constitution grants us freedom of religion because we need it. We need the God we are free to worship and trust. We need the biblical truth we are free to proclaim. We are so immoral that we need the morality taught by God’s word and empowered by his Spirit.
Christians often have a defeatist mentality when we look at the future of Christianity in America. We envision a future in which Christianity is illegal, and Christians have no free speech rights. While there are concerning trends and while genuine Christianity is becoming a minority movement in the United States, recent court cases provide evidence that our free speech rights are safe for now.