Record-breaking $358K raised for ‘Sweet Cakes’ Bakery for Christians who refused to make lesbian wedding cake

Barbara Boland The Washington Examiner 7/15/2015

The Christian owners of the Oregon “Sweet Cakes by Melissa” bakery had until this past Monday to pay a financially-crushing $135,000 fine for their refusal to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding — but a crowdfunding campaign set up for them has raised $358,500.

Aaron and Melissa Klein, […]

Indiana’s Law Is Not the Return of Jim Crow

Jonah Goldberg National Review Online 4/1/2015

…The war for gay rights has been won, and that’s basically fine by me. But there are a few holdouts — most famously devout Christian wedding planners, florists, photographers, and bakers — who don’t want to be part of such things. Why a gay couple would want a photographer […]

UVA Law Prof Who Supports Gay Marriage Explains Why He Supports Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

John McCormack The Weekly Standard 3/29/2015

Douglas Laycock, a professor at the University of Virginia Law School, writes in an email:

The issue with respect to Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRAs) is whether people should be allowed to practice their religion, even when their acts would otherwise be illegal, if they are not doing any […]

Cruz Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Senators Defending Religious Liberty from Obamacare Contraception Mandate

The Administration is ignoring the law in implementing Obamacare, while violating the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by enforcing Obamacare’s contraception mandate.

Senator Ted Cruz Senate.gov 1/28/2014

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and David Vitter, R-La., filed an amicus brief […]