In December the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Anti-Discrimination Commission case which pits a baker’s religious freedom against Colorado’s addition of “sexual orientation” to its anti-discrimination laws. The outcome of this case has ramifications for every Christian business owner in America. Homosexual activists are hoping for a win during this their ‘gay pride’ month. Pray daily for the nine Justice on the US Supreme Court – that they would simply interpret the Constitution and not rewrite it.
In 2006 a majority of Colorado voters approved an amendment to their state’s constitution which banned same-sex “marriage.” However, it was a weak one part amendment which did not ban civil unions. This is the second legislative session in a row with attempts to legalize civil unions, thus working around the intentions of the voters in 2006. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) has warned about the dangers of these weak one part amendments which only protect the word “marriage.”
May 8th brought yet another state into the fold of those whose voters have defined marriage as only between one man and one woman. With 100% of precincts counted, 61% of North Carolina voters said ‘yes’ on Amendment One. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide advocate for natural marriage, commends the voters of the Tar Heel state, but also asks the Republican majority in Harrisburg when they will give us the same opportunity the North Carolina Republican majority gave their voters.