Unless you’ve been living under a rock in recent years, you noticed the rising tide of anti-Christian sentiment making its way throughout the country.
The disastrous 8 years of Obama’s presidency and the controversial 2016 presidential campaign, has caused the Left to take off their masks and openly declare war on all things Christian or traditional.
Despite a healthy majority of people identifying as Christians according to various surveys, you wouldn’t think that’s the truth from how people act towards Christians.
It’s obvious Christians are a black sheep of sorts, the uncool kid in class that everyone thinks is weird and tries to distance themselves from.
But in recent years, it’s gone far beyond that type of behavior and the standard trashing we receive at the hands of Hollywood and the liberal media.
The Left’s now using the courts to force discrimination against Christians, and it seems they’re reveling in it.
One of the prime examples of their attacks on Christians came 5 years ago when a Christian baker had the audacity to refuse to bake a cake for a gay wedding.
The incident immediately went national and has since become one in a sea of examples.
Five years on, and the courts are still dealing with the issue, but in what’s seemed like a hopeless battle against the activist courts, the baker received some much needed good news in the form of help from none other than Trump.
As reported at the Conservative Tribune, Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop and victim of the radical gay agenda, received the best news he’s heard in years last week.
That’s when the Justice Department filed a brief on his behalf to the Supreme Court, which is slated to hear his religious liberty case upon returning to the bench next month.
This guy’s “crime” is politely refusing to make a wedding cake for some gays that came into HIS shop and requested a service from HIS company.
We’ve come a very long way since this monumental event became news. The ruling on this case could be a watershed moment in modern American history, as we’re about to find out if Christians have the right express their beliefs in public.
Phillips has received innumerable death threats since the incident, and been found guilty of discrimination by a Colorado civil rights commission, and that ruling received affirmation by a lower court.
After years of adjudication, however, his case has finally reached the pinnacle, the Supreme Court.
While conservatives make up a majority, there’s really no telling how this will go, seeing how Roberts has repeatedly sided with the Left on major issues, like gay marriage.
But the Trump administration’s backing of Phillips will be a significant boon to his cause, as they’re arguing his First Amendment rights are being trampled on.
In the brief, acting Solicitor General Jeffrey B. Wall specifically argued that allowing the lower court’s ruling against Phillips to stand would create a violation of the First Amendment:
“…where public accommodations law compels someone to create expression for a particular person or entity and to participate, literally or figuratively, in a ceremony or other expressive event.”
“When Phillips designs and creates a custom wedding cake for a specific couple and a specific wedding, he plays an active role in enabling that ritual, and he associates himself with the celebratory message conveyed,” he added.
“Forcing Phillips to create expression for and participate in a ceremony that violates his sincerely held religious beliefs invades his First Amendment rights.”
According to The Washington Times, the DOJ’s surprising decision to file a brief in Phillips’ case “raises the possibility that the government will also ask for time to argue in front of the justices when the case goes for oral argument.”
It’s not hyperbole to say this case is just as important as Obergefell, which legalized gay marriage nationally.
“There is far more at stake in this case than simply whether Jack Phillips must bake a cake,” the U.S. bishops’ conference and other Catholic groups stated in an amicus brief, Crux reported. “It is about the freedom to live according to one’s religious beliefs in daily life and, in so doing, advance the common good.”
“This could be one of the most important First Amendment cases in terms of free speech and the free exercise of religion in a century or more, and it could be a landmark, seismic kind of case of First Amendment jurisprudence,” Crux quoted Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) last week.
The Left wants us to believe that it’s the gays that are the aggrieved party, that it was the evil Christian that imposed his beliefs on them and hurt their precious little feelings.
Of course, they’re completely dismissing the fact that by suing him and destroying his livelihood because he acted on his beliefs, they’re doing exactly what they accused him of.
But they defend their actions by screaming “Church and state! Church and state!” without an ounce of understanding what they’re saying or the consequences of it.
They believe they have every right to persecute Christians because “religion and government must be separate!” And they’re never going to stop.
They’ve been chipping away on the cultural and legal sides of this war for decades, and they’re going for the kill. They’ve already won the culture war it appears, but now they’re out to crush us with the power of the State.
Make no mistake, this is out of revenge and pettiness, not justice or actual principles on the relationship between religion and government.
They’re leftists; the only principle they have is to not have any that get in their way on the road to power.