A Colorado baker has a right not to make a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex marriage that is against his faith, and the homosexual agenda is not a new civil rights movement, black Christian leaders said on October 23 outside the U.S. Supreme Court. The nine leaders spoke in support of Jack Phillips, whose lawyers from Alliance Defending Freedom will ask the high court on December 5 to affirm that his free speech and religious liberty rights under the First Amendment allow him to turn down a request by two male customers to create such a cake. William Avon Keen, president of the Virginia chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization co-founded by civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr., said activists for [homosexual rights] have hijacked civil rights, saying the Bible calls homosexuality a sin. He noted the civil rights movement of the 1960s was “anti-sin,” and that today Christians are “too quiet” on societal issues and need to speak up.
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 1:27; 1 Timothy 1:9,10.
PRAY: The Supreme Court rules for religious liberty.
ACTION: Write a postcard: “Dear Chief Justice Roberts, I urge the Supreme Court to affirm the religious liberty rights of Colorado baker Jack Phillips.” Hon. John G. Roberts, Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20543.