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  1. Actually, it was a narrow ruling that did not uphold the fundamental right to freedom of conscience. The court punted but did rule the Colorado Civil Rights Commission was out of line. The commission chose not to pursue the current case.
  2. Mr . Phillips would not bake 2 or 4. His objection is to messages/occasions not people.
  3. As with the first case, they targeted Mr. Phillips because of his religious beliefs. He would have baked the cake for them if they had not said it represented a gender transition. That violates his conscience and religious beliefs. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/is-there-only-one-baker-in-colorado-he-s-now-in-court-over-a-transgender-themed-cake/ar-BB1eVKaw But, everyone must assimilate and comply. It’s the American way. Nevermind, she could get her cake just about anywhere else in a five mile radius.
  4. The client explicitly told him what the cake was for to force the issue so she could sue him. She is an advocacy lawyer. The history. https://www.newsweek.com/colorado-baker-protagonist-satan-dildo-cake-other-bakeries-wouldnt-create-1077250
  5. I think it’s his problem. No way to blame this on a calling. We are supposed to set our own boundaries and the 4th being booked with church just sounds like an excuse not to attend. Families have to learn boundaries with work/church/kids activities. I think some people think being busy enhances their ‘worth.’ It’s an ego boost.
  6. Sometimes, a gentle reminder that respecting differing beliefs goes both ways has helped.
  7. Well, I don't encourage you peruse but just take my word for it. People mock their parents, grandparents, friends...you name it.
  8. I do. I know lots of people who think that. Have you read ex-mo reddit?
  9. Went and saw In the Heights. I thought I would love it but did not. It's a little slow, too long, and the story was just not tight enough for my attention span. Some of the musical numbers were cute, the cast was super talented but overall it was just, 'meh.'
  10. The court ruled Catholic Charities were being discriminated against by a government entity due to their religious beliefs. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/19-123_g3bi.pdf Held: The refusal of Philadelphia to contract with CSS for the provision of foster care services unless CSS agrees to certify same-sex couples as foster parents violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. Pp. 4–15.(a) The City’s actions burdened CSS’s religious exercise by forcing it either to curtail its mission or to certify same-sex couples as foster parents in violation of its religious beli
  11. From the ACLU: From Justice Alito’s ruling: So the same thing they did with the original Masterpiece court case. Found a way around ruling on broad grounds. Making cities and states follow the laws as written.
  12. The foster care decision was unanimous. In my opinion, the court is also sending a message with a controversial, unanimous opinion to those threatening to pack the court.
  13. Yes. This will be interesting. https://apnews.com/article/supreme-court-catholic-agency-same-sex-foster-care-004b978239e41675524859ae79a5333b?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter
  14. I think a lot of people fall into self blame too easily and also blame others for their own misfortune. I think of it as the 'illusion of control.' We want to think our choices can make it so those bad things don't happen to us therefore when bad things happen it is somehow the persons fault or your own fault. I've seen this turn into very unhealthy behaviors. I know rape victims who develop OCD behaviors thinking if they just do everything right, it won't happen again. With Covid, for some, it has turned into very unhealthy isolation and a withdrawal from society to an extreme level. For some
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