This month, surprisingly in liberal California, a judge declared it would be “tyranny” to force a Christian to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.
Not only did Judge Lampe side with religious liberty, but he even commented that forcing a Christian to do something against their faith “would do violence to the essentials of Free Speech.”
While all Americans of faith can rejoice that a judge finally got this right, far too many of our Christian brothers and sisters, like Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein, didn’t have the same outcome. The Kleins lost their business after a judge ruled against their right to religious liberty and freedom of speech in their court battle.
And we can’t forget about Jack Phillips, whose fate will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this spring — a ruling that is sure to impact the future of religious liberty in America.