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Jack Phillips Targeted by Another LGBT Activist

In June, Christian cake baker Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop won a five-year battle against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for refusing to create a custom cake for a same-sex wedding because of his deeply-held beliefs on marriage, but now that same commission is after him again.

This time the commission is targeting Phillips for declining to create a cake that would be blue on the outside and pink on the inside in order to celebrate the customer’s transition from male to female. The commission ruled on June 28 that the refusal amounted to unlawful discrimination based on gender identity.

On Tuesday, Alliance Defending Freedom filed suit against the commission on Jack’s behalf contending that the commission is seeking to punish him on the basis of his religious beliefs and is asking for punitive damages. Regrettably, this is the result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s failure to address Phillips’ main arguments in the earlier decision that his First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religious expression were violated.

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Only One Abortion Clinic in Nashville Remains

The Women’s Center, one of only two remaining abortion clinics in Nashville, is no longer taking patients and officially closed its doors last weekend because the owner is selling the building. It is not known if the clinic will reopen.

Tennessee Right to Life praised the closure noting, “approximately 70,000 unborn children have been killed [at the facility] while an equal number of mothers and families have been irreparably affected forever.”

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman also praised the closure saying, “We are so glad to see this notorious abortion facility finally shut down and congratulate all pro-life supporters who have faithfully prayed and worked toward this end.”

Nashville’s Planned Parenthood is the only abortion clinic remaining in Tennessee’s capital city. There are currently six other abortion clinics in Tennessee.

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Drag Queen ‘Rainbow Reading’ Program Hosted in Clarksville

Equality Clarksville, an LGBT advocacy group, hosted a “Rainbow Reading” event last Sunday at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Library and advertised it as being open to children of all ages.

The event featured “accepting and affirming” books and readings by local drag queen Jessica Monroe, who dressed as Elsa from the movie Frozen. Equality Clarksville has been hosting monthly events at the library since April.

Joydianne Damiani, chair of Equality Clarksville, called the event “family-friendly,” and further added, “It’s not in your face; it’s subtle.”

T.L. “Drew” Kreuser, events committee chair, explained what was meant by the term family: “We know that the term family means many different things and may include one or more parents of the same or different genders. We recognize and embrace different types of family units.”

But while some may tout Equality Clarksville’s reading program as “inclusive,” Rep. Jay Dean Reedy (R-Erin) calls it what it is: “social indoctrination.” He went on to say, “[T]his is not how our children should be taught to love reading. This is totally agenda driven, not age appropriate, and I am disappointed that our public library has become a focal point for such activity.”

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Air Force Brigadier General Targeted for Christian Beliefs

Called a “fundamentalist Christian tyrant and religious extremist predator” by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, United States Air Force Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, the new commander at Edwards Air Force Base, is being raked over the coals for trying to express his personal Christian faith as a high-ranking military official.

On Sunday, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation made an official demand that Secretary of Defense James Mattis formally investigate Teichert. At issue is a personal website still online today for a prayer initiative he calls Prayer and Lunchtime for the United States, or PLUS. MRFF believes the Air Force brigadier general is using his military rank to promote the Christian faith, which, according to them, violates various Air Force and Department of Defense rules.

The foundation also believes that First Amendment rights for active-duty service members such as Teichert are not absolute and limitations can and should be applied.

But, according to Air Force Times writer Kyle Rempfer, “While Defense Department policies do prohibit proselytizing, they don’t prevent service members from engaging in their religious beliefs on their own time.”

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Justifying the Evils of Abortion

What other creative ways are liberals going to find to justify abortion? Well, here are two scary examples, one using economics and the other using false piety.

At this past weekend’s “Rise Up for Roe” event, Chelsea Clinton stated that “American women entering the labor force from 1973 [when abortion was legalized] to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy” and then had the audacity to suggest that was the result of the legalization of abortion through Roe v. Wade.

Then there is the medical waste company Bio-Haz Solutions hired by late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart to dispose of aborted babies. The waste disposal company tried to justify its partnership with the abortionist by explaining how workers place crosses on the garbage cans containing aborted babies, and carry Bibles and holy water in the transportation vans. “First and foremost, we here at Bio-Haz Solutions are against all abortions,” said CEO David Henritzy. “No other company does what we do in a very reverent and respectful way for the lost souls of these children.”

Yet Mark Harrington, leader of Ohio pro-life group Created Equal, denounced these tactics for “cloaking the enabling of child-killing in religion.” He made the comparison to the German concentration camps of World War II. “Should we have held Nazi crematorium operators less accountable for incinerating dead Jews if they first performed some religious rite for them? No!”

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