It appears that December 28, 2017, will now be remembered as the day that Christian rights no longer exist. At least not in Oregon. If you are a straight Christian, your rights and liberties as well as all of your freedoms will be stripped from you so that gay anti-Christians can swoop in and claim their rights as more important than yours. It has finally begun, the open all-out war that paints Christian beliefs as somehow criminal.
These cases are not about flowers and cakes, nor are they about the essential claims of freedoms for gays. No, these attacks against Christians nationwide are about much more than that. They are about the deletion of our First Amendment rights and our freedom to be Christian. They are about abolishing Christianity as a whole to sweep in with this new and twisted religion called liberalism. The Oregon Court of Appeals just opened up the gates to hell, and we are supposed to sit back and take it like meek little humans.
According to Allen B West:
What Thomas Jefferson most feared when he wrote in his letter to the Danbury (CT) Baptist Convention on the topic of separation of church and state has happened. We addressed this previously when providing an analysis of the Masterpiece Bakery v Colorado Civil Rights Commission case heard before the Supreme Court earlier this month. The state, the government — actually, liberal progressive socialists, aided by the radical LGBT lobby — have created a new religion, a new belief based on their ideological agenda…and it supersedes your established First Amendment right.
As reported by KGW-Portland, “The Oregon Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a ruling — and a $135,000 fine — that two Gresham bakery owners discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to make them a wedding cake, violating Oregon law.
The courts did reverse a portion of the Bureau of Labor and Industries decision that said Melissa and Aaron Klein violated Oregon law by communicating their intent to discriminate against same-sex couples in the future.
The appeals court decision, released Thursday, came almost nine months after attorneys representing the Kleins and the attorneys for the Bureau of Labor and Industries argued before the three-judge panel. It came years after Rachel Bowman-Cryer and Laurel Bowman-Cryer first stopped at the Klein’s custom-cake bakery. The couple had no idea a simple item on their pre-wedding to-do list would end in such controversy. They decided to order a cake from Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a Gresham bakery recommended by a relative, for their upcoming commitment ceremony.
Rachel Bowman-Cryer and her mother stopped by the shop for a tasting and to order the cake. When Aaron Klein found out the cake was for two brides, he told Bowman-Cryer he and his wife did not make cakes for same-sex weddings because of their religious beliefs. According to a brief filed by the civil rights organization Lambda Legal, when Bowman-Cryer’s mother returned to the bakery to reason with Aaron Klein, he called her daughter and her soon-to-be daughter-in-law “abominations.”
The Bowman-Cryers filed a complaint with the state Bureau of Labor and Industries, alleging they were denied public accommodation of the Klein’s business services because of their sexual orientation.
BOLI investigators determined the refusal constituted unlawful discrimination and ordered the Kleins to pay $135,000 in damages to the Bowman-Cryers. The Kleins balked at first, then paid the $135,000 and vowed to appeal the case. The money was placed in a government account until the appeals process ends.”
However, it’s an abject offense, now a criminal one, for anyone to hold a belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. You see, this is why the 2015 Obergefell v Hodges case was so important. It was in that SCOTUS 5-4 decision, that five unelected jurists, two of whom should have recused themselves, declared that same-sex marriage is the “law of the land.”
To say this is unconstitutional is the least of the issues…under Article III of the Constitution, the Supreme Court only interprets law, they do not establish law. Their decision in the 2015 case represents a massive usurpation and overreach of enumerated judicial power. However, it paves the path under the wrongheaded application of the 14th Amendment, the equal protection clause, to now declare same-sex marriage a protected DEMAND all across the land. And it is a demand by which the government, in a purely tyrannical manner, can impose financial burden upon those deemed in violation. In other words, Christians who do not agree, concur with, and accept same-sex marriage, can now be punished to the full extent of the “law.” Yep, just as Colorado gay multi-millionaire Tim Gill stated as an intent: punish Christians.
And, what prevented the lesbian couple from just taking their request elsewhere? What about allowing the free market to thrive, meaning if the Kleins were producing sub-standard products, then they’d be forced out of business. But, to leverage the immense power of the state, the government, against two everyday Americans because of their beliefs is very disconcerting.
Shall we soon see a case demanding the Bible be banned? After all, the state, the government, by way of the SCOTUS has made a ruling. Oregon has levied a fine against a couple for their religious belief. It’s not too far-fetched to believe the radical LGBT lobby will attack the Holy Scriptures as not being in keeping with the “law” as unconstitutionally decreed by the SCOTUS in Obergefell v Hodges.
The true intent of separation of church and state was to ensure that the head of state, the government, was unable to make itself head of church by establishing a state religion. But for the liberal progressive left, their ideology is their religion; it drives them and defines their mere existence. And therefore, when their ideological agenda is inconsistent with our established rule of law, guess what wins? The religion of illegal immigration is beloved by the left, resulting in their declarations, unlawfully so, of sanctuary cities and states.
During the Obama administration, man-made climate change was their religion, and any person or business rejecting such was fined and penalized. The left also embraces the killing of our unborn children as their religion. Hence why Steve Green of Hobby Lobby, along with the Little Sisters of the Poor, had to go to the highest court of the land to fight against the Obamacare contraceptive mandate. You see, the Obama administration did not respect faith, the religious belief that upholds the sanctity of life. No, only the left can determine the parameters of life, and they’ll use the power and influence of the state to impose their will…their religion.
That’s why yesterday, December 28th, 2017, is a date that will also live in infamy for America. Yes, Pearl Harbor took the physical lives of thousands of Americans….but yesterday, the Oregon Appeals Court took the spiritual lives of millions of Americans. They’ve established a precedent, and what shall be the SCOTUS decision on the fate of Masterpiece Bakery owner, Jack Phillips?
The Oregon Appeals Court made it clear: no other individual right shall stand against the imposition of their religion, their ideological agenda. The left has now demonized Christians, and has sanctioned making Christian beliefs unlawful. So, when will we have the subpoenaing of sermons by Christian pastors and ministers if their faith is in opposition of the left’s ideological agenda? Oh boy, I forgot, that already happened in Houston, Texas, when openly lesbian Mayor Annise Parker demanded such of local Christians pastors.
Consider the recent Trump administration re-nomination of one Chai Feldblum to the EEOC. “Feldblum has little more use for religious freedom than she does for biology, when it stands in the way of her radical LGBT agenda. She told NRO’s Maggie Gallagher that when religious liberty and sexual liberty conflict, “I’m having a hard time coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win.” (Later in the same interview, she said “in almost all cases the sexual liberty should win because that’s the only way that the dignity of gay people can be affirmed in any realistic manner”).
Chai Feldblum is a leading gay rights activist who makes no bones about her belief that homosexual rights should surpass religious rights and liberty. Her nomination inflamed social conservatives and in March 2010 Obama placed her on the EEOC without Senate confirmation through a recess appointment to avoid conservative anger. In December of that year, the Senate then did finally confirmed her for a term ending in 2013, but the Senate then confirmed her for a second term when her time was due to be up. This time, Harry Reid relied on the abolition of the filibuster for presidential nominees, and Feldblum was approved by a vote of 54-41.”
Mrs. Feldblum has stood for every single position in what we thought would be opposition to the Trump administration. Feldblum has used her position at the EEOC to promote a completely radical LBGT agenda. First, she succeeded in having the Commission take the position that Title VII protects gays and lesbians from employment discrimination. Then, she focused on the transgender bathroom wars. She is the one that cast the deciding vote in a case where the EEOC decided that the Department of the Army discriminated against Todd Lusardi when it denied him equal access to female restroom facilities. Feldblum and two other commissioners viewed the denial as both disparate treatment on the basis of sex and creation of a hostile work environment.
Allen B. West went onto say: The ruling against the Kleins in Oregon and the Colorado case heard before the Supreme Court are only the beginning. And sadly, President Trump is enabling this with the renomination of Chai Feldblum. How is it that we’re going to have someone sitting on the EEOC who has openly stated that in matters of confrontation between religious liberty and sexual liberty, sexual liberty should win?
What is the future for Christians in America, based on the Oregon Appeals Court decision against the Kleins? It’s gonna be damn hard for Christians to own and operate a business…unless they do so from the below ground catacombs and hide their faith.
Yet in an ironic twist of all things liberal, a case of a Gay-owned coffee shop throwing Christians out back in November was seeming acceptable. The Daily Signal reported:
The gay owner of a coffee shop in Seattle kicked a group of Christians out of his coffee shop Sunday after declaring in obscene terms that he would like to sodomize Jesus Christ.
The owner heatedly tells the Christians to leave his shop immediately in a video posted to Facebook by Abolish Human Abortion, a Christian group seeking to end the practice of abortion.
“I’m gay, you have to leave,” the owner tells the group. “This is offensive to me. I own the place. I have the right to be offended.”
The group tried to explain that they hadn’t placed any in the shop, but the owner repeatedly told them to ”shut up.”
“There’s nothing you can say. This is you and I don’t want these people in this place,” the owner says. The group asks why he can’t tolerate their presence, prompting the owner to ask them if they would watch him have sex with his boyfriend.
“Can you tolerate my presence? Really? If I go get my boyfriend and f— him in the a– right here you’re going to tolerate that? Are you going to tolerate it?” the owner asked. “Answer my f—ing question! No, you’re going to sit right here and f—ing watch it! Leave all of you! Tell all your f—ing friends don’t come here!”
The group gets up to leave, as one woman among them says, “just know that Christ can save you from that lifestyle.”
“Yeah, I like a–. I’m not going to be saved by anything. I’d f— Christ in the a–. Okay? He’s hot,” he said.
According to The Liberator, the Christian group had been handing out pamphlets to Seattle locals on abortion, sin and the Bible. The group entered Bedlam Coffee to take a break and drink coffee when a barista went upstairs to tell the owner that the group was there.
The constant and foul bias being provided to those who seek only to end Christianity in all of its glory have gotten far beyond out of hand. This is a war on religion on a biblical level and it has to stop. Our Constitution was not written for this type of gross misinterpretation nor should it be subjected to such idiocy and outright ignorant twisting. From the liberal agenda’s attacks to the pushing of Muslim rights over Christians in America it all leads to one very bad outcome and we all are very much aware of how it will end.
These so called Judges and court appointed officials should really try to think a bit harder about the decisions they are making in the name of We The People, because they do not in fact speak for us. Not for the majority of us, and if they keep pushing these foul and unconstitutional rulings on the people of this great nation, there is no telling how loud the silent majority may become. Step lightly is my suggestion to those within the system trying to eradicate Christianity.