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… I stand with Masterpiece Cakeshop …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,June 15th,2014

.. and its owner , Jack Phillips ..

.. Jack Phillips is an evangelical Christian . He founded his business in Lakewood , Colorado (a suburb of Denver) in the summer of 1993 . One would think that a small businessman , one who does cakes and other bakery products would not cause a big ruckus . One would be wrong ..

.. As an evangelical Christian , Jack Phillips will not do any events for same – sex ceremonies . He has done business with many same – sex couples for other events . He just will not do so for so – called ” same – sex weddings ” and other ceremonies of the like , because of his religious beliefs . As a result , a ” couple ” sued Phillips in the courts in 2012 …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the blog piece ..

.. The Colorado ” Civil Rights ” Commision upheld the act of an administrative law judge , finding Phillips and his business [Masterpiece Cakeshop] , guilty of discrimination in failing to serve the ” couple . ” It also ordered other ” remedial ” acts for Phillips to undertake . Why ?

.. The Commission has forgotten that Phillips has constitutional rights under the First Amendment , and that those apply to the states , courtesy of the 14th Amendment . Ergo , his constitutional rights to freedom of religion outweigh those created by statute by the State of Colorado . Colorado and other similarly activist states should remember that when they try to pull a stunt such as this …

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… Same – Sex Marriage is [pro – Traditional Marriage]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,April 5th,2014

.. an oxymoron .

.. not a natural act , against the natural order of humanity .

.. immoral . Our system of laws and our Constitution derive from our system of  morality . Judeo – Christian morality teaches teaches that man shall not be with man , and woman shall not be with woman . It is not the way that people are supposed to be …

.. things may be legal , but that does not mean that they can  be or that they  are  moral  …

.. Our Constitution and the Amendments thereof are guarantees of individual rights , not group rights .It does not matter if the group is as small as a family unit of 2 , or as large as a group of larger than two . The Constitution was established to protect the rightsof the individual , not the group . The Amendments are the same , unless they state differently . They do not …

.. Neither  the 5th Amendment nor the 14th  Amendment establish a  right to so – called ”  gay marriage . ” it is that simple . They were designed and written to protect the rights of the individual , not the rights of the group ….

.. The Full Faith and Credit Clause gives the states the right to enact so –  called ” gay marriage ” laws , or not . It does not allow them the right to impose them on each other . Judges have no right  nor  the power to do so . To do so is judicial law – making , a crime punishable by impeachment and  removal from the bench …

.. the Defense of Marriage Act was enacted by Congress and was signed into lawby Wilhelm der Fibmeister in order to stop the state of Hawaii from its possible or potential [at the time] recognition of the act of ”  gay marriage ” to impose it by the Full Faith and Credit Clause on the other states . It was that simple ..

.. if the  states wish to recongnize the institution of marriage to be between one man and one woman , they should have that right . The U.S.  Constitution gives them that right . Even modern judicial judgement and scrutiny [such as strict scrutiny] does not and should not block the states from protection of traditional marriage , if it is their wish ….

.. it seems that a judicial radical downstate [Federal District Court judge Tim Black] is going , or is about to make my home state of Ohio go through this immoral circus . At least he realizes that he is in a conservative judicial circuit . If he did not , the Sixth Apppeals Circuit would step in and slap him down …

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