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YUGE WIN! Supreme Court Just Made Final Ruling – Liberals Are PISSED!

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A wedding cake is not just a cake in a Free Speech analysis. It is the artistic expression of the person making it that is to be used traditionally as a centerpiece in the celebration of a marriage. While the state of Colorado disagreed with this assessment, it seems the Supreme Court does not concur.

The Supreme Court issues a limited ruling on Monday on a Lakewood baker named Jack Phillips. Phillips is the owner of Masterpiece Bakery and he refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple stating his religious beliefs did not allow him to be an active participant in an act his faith teaches is wrong. It was his contention that because of the first amendment, Phillips’ religious objections did not violate Colorado’s anti-discrimination law.

The court declined to rule on the big issue of this case which would potentially decide whether or not a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gay and lesbian people. The Supreme Court justices instead issued a limited ruling addressing what the court described as the significant anti-religious bias on the Colorado Civil Rights Commission when it ruled against Phillips.

According to Colorado’s local Fox News affiliate KDVR – “The justices voted 7-2 that the commission violated Phillips’ rights under the First Amendment.

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Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his majority opinion that the issue “must await further elaboration.”

Appeals in similar cases are pending, including one at the Supreme Court from a florist who didn’t want to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding.

The same-sex couple at the heart of the case, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, complained to the Colorado commission in 2012 after they visited Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood and the baker quickly told them he would not create a cake for a same-sex wedding.

Colorado law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and the commission concluded that Phillips’ refusal violated the law. Colorado state courts upheld the determination.

But when the justices heard arguments in December, Kennedy was plainly bothered by comments by a commission member.

The commissioner seemed “neither tolerant nor respectful of Mr. Phillips’ religious beliefs,” Kennedy said then.

That same sentiment suffused his opinion on Monday.

“The commission’s hostility was inconsistent with the First Amendment’s guarantee that our laws be applied in a manner that is neutral toward religion,” he wrote.

Liberal justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan joined the conservative justices in the outcome. Kagan wrote separately to emphasize the limited ruling.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented.

In a statement issued after the ruling, Phillips’ Supreme Court lawyer praised the decision.

“Government hostility toward people of faith has no place in our society, yet the state of Colorado was openly antagonistic toward Jack’s religious beliefs about marriage. The court was right to condemn that,” said Kristen Waggoner, the Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel who argued Phillips’ case.

Waggoner said Phillips is willing to sell ready-made products to anyone who enters his store. But, “he simply declines to express messages or celebrate events that violate his deeply held beliefs,” she said.”

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Of further issue and still an outstanding concern regarding that of religious freedom and freedom of expression has yet to be decided, however. The issue of whether America has even the pretense of freedom in a country whose very foundation is rooted in religious freedom and freedom of speech.

For businesses to conduct themselves in a manner contrary to their religious beliefs in a country founded on religious freedom is contradictory to our founding principles. Pick a position…either a private business has the ability to conduct itself in a manner consistent with freedom or it does not and if it does not? Just rename the United States of America and call it North Korea and get it over with. Your “free” country is dead.

Craig and Mullins were represented by the American Civil Liberties Union in their legal fight against Phillips and Masterpiece Cakeshop stated of the limited decision it was pleased the court did not endorse a broad religion-based exemption from anti-discrimination laws.

Louise Melling, the ACLU’s deputy legal director stated – “The court reversed the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision based on concerns unique to the case but reaffirmed its longstanding rule that states can prevent the harms of discrimination in the marketplace, including against LGBT people.”

There are many additional legal disputes currently pending regarding wedding services with video producers, graphic artists, and florists among some of the various business owners.  They also oppose same-sex marriage on religious ground and wish to opt out of participation in same-sex weddings.

Barronelle Stutzman, a florist in Richland, Washington, has appealed a state Supreme Court ruling that found she violated state law for refusing to provide the wedding flowers for two men who were about to be married, according to KDVR.

The Supreme Court justices intend to decide what to do with regard to this appeal by the end of June and a full ruling should be forthcoming at that time. It seems many would likely be against a Jewish bakery being forced to make a swastika cake for a neo-Nazi. Likewise for the KKK or any other group of that nature, yet it seems that when it comes to certain people groups, freedom of speech, religion, or expression no longer exists.

As we await the full ruling at the end of June from the Supreme Court, we shall see if this is allowed to stand. Some in the LGBTQ community view this ruling as a personal attack and are actively looking to seek out Christian businesses and individuals to target with regards to this issue. One thing is clear, this is far from over.

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Honduran Migrant Caravan EXPLODES As it Approaches Border

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Amazing how this happens mere weeks before the midterm elections.

Time to put military on full alert and stationed at the border. This is an invasion and needs to be stopped in its tracks AT the border.

Stop the invasion!

From The Gateway Pundit:

On Wednesday, the caravan of mostly Honduran migrants exploded to a whopping 4,000 people as it approached the Mexico-Guatemala border, despite President Trump’s warnings to cut off U.S. aid.

The Mexican government flooded the Mexico-Guatemala border with hundreds of police officers in anticipation of a stand off with the migrants.

President Trump meant business when he issued a strong warning to Honduran President Hernandez Tuesday over the migrant caravan marching northbound to United States.

The organizer of the caravan, Bartolo Fuentes was detained in Guatemala Tuesday and it was reported Honduran migrants had splintered off into smaller groups in order to travel undetected as they made their trek to the Mexican border. Reuters reported late Tuesday that some Honduran migrants had headed back to Honduras, however; it appears the caravan has grown as it make its way through Guatemala.

The Associate Press reported Wednesday that the Hondurans were spotted in Chiquimula, Guatemala marching through rain, determined to make it the Mexican border.

Because the migrant caravan has grown to over 4,000 people, the Mexican government has sent an additional 500 police to its border with Guatemala, reported NBC News.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be traveling to Mexico on Friday to discuss plans to stop the caravan.

A caravan of migrants fleeing Honduras has grown to 4,000 and the Mexican government has sent an additional 500 federal police to its border with Guatemala in anticipation of their arrival, according to U.S. government documents obtained by NBC News.

Part of the caravan, which has split into two groups, is now approaching the Mexico-Guatemala border amidst a surge in border crossings on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Mexico to meet with his counterparts on Friday, where plans to stop the caravan will be a “prominent” topic of discussion, according to a senior State Department official who spoke to reporters on Wednesday.

“I am certain that there will be conversations in Mexico about how we can work together on this issue,” the official said about the caravan. “We are certainly looking for concrete results and for solutions that work for both countries.”

President Trump didn’t even wait until the caravan of Hondurans reached Mexico before issuing a very stern warning to the Honduran president on Tuesday threatening to cut U.S. aid immediately!

The President’s fury continued into late Tuesday evening as he fired off another pair of tweets putting Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador on notice.

Anyone entering illegally will be arrested and detained prior to being sent back to their country, President Trump said.

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Democrats Just Announce Sick New Way They Plan To Dominate GOP In Midterms To Regain Control

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Yet another perfect example if the tyrannical nature of the democrats. They can’t win by the rules, so they change the rules. Dishonest, lying, cheating, thieves. All that party is.

We must vote in November. Stop the democrats!

From The Daily Wire:

When all else fails, change the system.

Leftist luminaries, who weren’t able to stop the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, suggested in the aftermath that Americans should consider reforming the Senate. Reminded that expanding the Senate would require a Constitutional Amendment, they’ve now, apparently, resorted to “reforming” the other half of the bicameral legislature, the House of Representatives.

NBC News reports that some Democratic activists are suggesting that to even out the “balance of power,” the size of the House should grow as much as double its current size.

“Expanding the House of Representatives would be a vast improvement over the status quo — with the potential to impact all branches of government,” activist Steve Vladick opines for NBC’s “Think” platform.

“[C]hanging the size of the House of Representatives — from its current total of 435 seats to 650 seats, or one for every 500,000 constituents — would make that body far more reflective of the country at large; would dramatically affect presidential elections; and, perhaps alone among all of these proposed reforms, would most be in keeping with the wishes of the Constitution’s drafters,” he continues.

Vladick argues that “changing the size of the House of Representatives would make that body far more reflective of the country at large” by narrowing the size of Congressional districts and limiting district size based on population. In most cases, that would involve halving districts.

But it’s not clear how having more districts with fewer people makes the House more representative, since House members are duly elected and, in most cases, making the districts smaller wouldn’t improve a member’s ability to lunch with every last one of his or her constituents.

What it does do, however, is help the Democrats remain in control of one house of Congress at all times by giving larger cities and their immediate metropolitan areas (where there are bigger populations in smaller areas) more seats. Unless large cities with high populations switch to the GOP in the near future, Democrats would hold the clear majority in the House ad infinitum.

So really, the House would become “more reflective” of … Democratic strongholds.

Tricky, tricky.

Unfortunately for Democrats, none of these proposals — expanding the Senate, packing the Supreme Court, or doubling the size of the House — are likely headed for approval.

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