On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed the communities of faith a major victory when they unanimously ruled that the city of Philadelphia violated the First Amendment when it tried to force a Catholic foster care agency to place children in same-sex homes.
SBC messengers passed a resolution Tuesday that warned of the effects of the Equality Act. The bill would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the list of protected classes for public places, education and employment.
Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips recently opened up about the threats and challenges he faced while his legal case made its way to the Supreme Court of the United States. In 2012, Phillips refused to bake a same-sex wedding cake because of his religious convictions. This sparked a legal complaint against Phillips that would eventually make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sometimes people think that Christians who advocate for religious liberty do so at the cost of their Christian witness. They assume that defending religious freedom is motivated by fear, and distracts from the Gospel. Since Christians are supposed to be fearless and self-sacrificial, doesn’t defending religious liberty compromise our Christian witness? No, and here are three reasons why.