Church Signs, Gay Cakes, and our Former Freedoms


The double standards keep on coming. For sometime Christian bakers, florists, photographers, caterers, and event venues have been sued because they would not participate in same-sex weddings. (They most likely would not have participated in KKK-themed weddings, Nazi-themed weddings, occult-themed weddings, or any type of wedding celebration that was contrary to their beliefs.) The companies that have made the decision not to use their artistic talent to support a practice and/or ideology they disagree with is a liberty issue. It is not exclusively a religious issue. Every business should have the right and freedom to refuse to offer their services to something they disagree with.

For example:

After a slew of complaints, Outfront Media has taken down billboards in Dallas proclaiming that “America is a Christian Nation.”

The billboards were purchased by First Baptist Church of Dallas, pastored by Robert Jeffress, to promote the church’s upcoming “Freedom Sunday.” According to the church’s website, the event is designed to “Celebrate our freedom as Americans and our freedom in Christ with patriotic worship and a special message from Dr. Robert Jeffress, ‘America is a Christian Nation.’”

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Bowing to the angry chants of the mob, the billboard company told First Baptist Church of Dallas that the billboards were “anger provoking.” To his credit, Jeffress defended the company’s right to conduct their business the way they see fit. He did add:

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“It should greatly concern people of any faith when those in the press or government proactively seek to defeat, censor, or silence any religious message with which they disagree. I would not object to someone placing a billboard that said, ‘America is NOT a Christian Nation’ or ‘America is a Muslim Nation.’”

Jeffress is right. The billboard owner has the right to refuse any message he wants for any reason. A butcher, baker, and candlestick maker should have the same right. Should a bakery owned by an atheist be forced to make a cake with Ps. 14:1 written on it?

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”

One would think that if it’s a crime not to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding, then it should be a crime not to accommodate a person’s freedom of religion and speech making a fuss over a church’s freedom of religion and press.

Of course, neither should be a crime…

 

Read the Rest of the Story at GaryDeMar.com

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