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, […]

Obama declares racism inhabits Americans' DNA

Andrew Malcolm Investors.com 6/23/3015

Barack Obama made a revealing — and disappointing — observation in a podcast interview the other day.

The interview with a comedian named Marc Maron received extensive news coverage because Obama used a crude term for black people, usually bleeped in audio or described in print as n—–.

But that’s not […]

Governor Abbott Signs Pastor Protection Act Into Law

Office of the Governor Greg Abbott The State of Texas 6/11/2015

Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 2065 (Estes, R-Wichita Falls; Sanford, R-McKinney), the Pastor Protection Act, which protects religious organizations and individuals from performing marriage ceremonies that violate sincerely-held religious beliefs. Governor Abbott hosted the signing ceremony at the Texas Governor’s Mansion and […]

‘The Government Cannot Bestow Dignity’

Alex Pfeiffer The Daily Caller 6/26/2015

…Thomas’ dissent focused on the idea of negative rights, “As one later commentator observed, ‘[L]iberty in the eighteenth century was thought of much more in relation to ‘negative liberty’; that is, freedom from, not freedom to, freedom from a number of social and political evils, including arbitrary government power,’” […]

Supreme Court ruling legalizes same-sex marriage

Lydia Wheeler and Ben Kamisar The Hill 6/26/2015

The Supreme Court in an historic 5-4 ruling on Friday said there is a right to same-sex marriage in all 50 states, delivering a monumental win for gay and lesbian couples across the country.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, often the swing vote on the court, sided with its […]

A Year In Jail For Refusing To Bake A Cake

Rob Port SayAnythingBlog 7/8/2013

Gay marriage has been banned in Colorado since 2006. Yet, despite that, a baker in Denver is facing a year in jail for refusing to bake a cake for a gay marriage ceremony:

A Denver bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is about to face […]