The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case over whether cake artist Jack Phillips can be forced by the state to design and create a cake celebrating a same-sex wedding in violation of his religious beliefs on marriage.
Travis Weber, Esq., is Director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the Family Research Council. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a former Navy pilot.
December 7, 2017, 8:57 AM EST
October 27, 2017, 4:15 PM EDT
“Remember, we are talking about a child here.”
September 13, 2017, 9:33 AM EDT
Earlier this month, during a judicial confirmation hearing for 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Amy Barrett, who is a Catholic law professor, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., questioned whether Barrett could be a Christian and a judge at the same time:
June 26, 2017, 1:52 PM EDT
This win for Trinity Lutheran Church is a win for the freedoms that Americans have long exercised.
February 16, 2017, 4:26 PM EST
He has a strong judicial track record.
August 25, 2016, 2:03 PM EDT
America in 2016 faces zealots trying to purify the public square of "undesirable" speech and viewpoints in the name of political correctness.
July 7, 2016, 11:07 AM EDT
SCOTUS denial of case is a loss for freedom, pluralism, and tolerance in America.
June 21, 2016, 11:10 AM EDT
Ask yourself: who is being reasonable here?
June 16, 2016, 3:27 PM EDT
Controversy only seems to develop when the religious freedom claim is asserted by Christians.
March 18, 2016, 10:09 AM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry announced that he believes that the Islamic State (ISIS) is committing genocide in the Middle East “against groups in areas under its control including Yazidis, Christians and Shiite Muslims.”
February 26, 2016, 4:42 PM EST
The European Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution referring to the Islamic State’s (ISIS) killing of religious minorities under its control as “genocide” in the Middle East.
October 20, 2015, 11:51 AM EDT
Much of the media today roundly disparage any business-person who even voices his or her religious beliefs regarding same-sex marriage. This is the consistent narrative by which many presumptuously judge small business owners’ (often wedding vendors) motives in affirming their religious convictions as animating their business lives.
August 14, 2015, 10:32 AM EDT
A recently released poll shows significant public support for the protection of religious liberty—especially when special rights based on sexual orientation are being advanced at its expense.
June 8, 2015, 10:33 AM EDT
Just over one month ago, at oral arguments for the same-sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court, President Obama left no doubt as to his legal strategy to marginalize and punish people for their belief in natural marriage.
November 20, 2014, 10:59 AM EST
Despite Congressional efforts in the past several years to address religious liberty issues in the military, and DoD assertions that the problems are not all that bad, restrictions on service-members’ expression of their religious faith continue to this day.