First Liberty Briefing: Supreme Court Agrees to Hear the Appeal of Masterpiece Cakeshop

First Liberty Briefing: Supreme Court Agrees to Hear the Appeal of Masterpiece Cakeshop July 11, 2017

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear the Appeal of Masterpiece Cakeshop

The Supreme Court has indicated that it wants to consider whether people of faith who operate a business will be welcomed to the public square or driven from it.

Thank you for joining us for the First Liberty Briefing, an exclusive podcast where host Jeremy Dys—also First Liberty Senior Counsel—provides an insider’s look at the stories, cases, people and laws that have made America the world’s leader in protecting religious liberty.

The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear the appeal of Masterpiece Cakeshop.

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear the Appeal of Masterpiece Cakeshop
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You are probably familiar with at least the broad outline of the facts. A baker is approached to create a product that communicates a message he has a moral objection to creating. It is, unfortunately, an all too familiar refrain these days. It’s threat to religious freedom and the freedom of speech should be obvious.

Our Constitution guarantees the rights of free exercise of religion and free speech for every American.

By granting review of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Supreme Court of the United States has indicated that it wants to consider whether people of faith who operate a business will be welcomed to the public square or driven from it.

Americans want a diverse public square that tolerates a variety of beliefs and opinions.

We hope the Supreme Court will use this opportunity to protect people like First Liberty clients, Aaron and Melissa Klein, who have been forced out of business, penalized $135,000 and even had a gag order issued against them—all because the State of Oregon would not tolerate them operating their business according to their religious conscience.

No one should lose their livelihood because the government disagrees with their religious beliefs. Let’s hope the Supreme Court makes that abundantly clear.

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