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These Companies Would Force You to Participate in a Same-Sex Wedding

Leftists use words like “equality” and “tolerance” to hide their true agendas. For proof of this, look no further than the persecution of Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado.

In 2012, Philips declined to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding due to his belief in marriage between one man, and one woman. A devout Christian, Philips refrained from using his artistic talents to affirm same-sex marriage; to do so would compromise his witness. Yet, instead of taking their business to a cake baker support of same-sex marriage, the couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission setting off a legal battle that will come before the Supreme Court of the United States in December of this year.

Keep in mind, the State of Colorado had passed a constitutional amendment in 2006 codifying marriage between one man and one woman, a standard that remained in effect in 2012.

Nevertheless, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ordered Philips to design custom wedding cakes that would affirm and celebrate same-sex marriage and mandated a program of re-education for his staff and reporting his business operations to the government. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) reports the ruling has cost Philips 40% of his business.

The persecution of Philips and Masterpiece Cakes shares many similarities to the persecutions of wedding vendors in Oregon and Washington in recent years. The LGBT left will use government force to destroy anyone and any business that does not celebrate their redefinition of marriage regardless of the constitutional protections for the practice of religion and speech. To that end, the Supreme Court’s decision in the Masterpiece Cakes case will be pivotal for religious liberty.

However, the corporate allies of the LGBT movement are lending their support to the left’s assault on religious liberty. 37 companies and organizations have signed an amicus brief asking the Court to strip protections for those who decline to participate in same-sex weddings.

The brief, which was organized by the liberal Human Rights Campaign (HRC), attempts to assert the companies that signed could be injured if Jack Philips is allowed to decline using his artistic talents for same-sex weddings. The logic is more than a stretch, yet, these companies are essentially demanding that small business owners be prohibited from conducting business according to their religious beliefs.

Here is the list of companies that are demanding the Supreme Court undermine protections for religious liberty at the behest of the leftist activists at HRC:

Affirm, Inc.
Amalgamated Bank
American Airlines
Ben & Jerry’s
Choice Hotels International
Cisco Systems
Deutsche Bank
Estée Lauder Companies
Glassdoor, Inc.
Intel Corporation
John Hancock
Levi Strauss & Co.
Linden Research, Inc.
Marriott International
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Prudential Financial
Replacements, Ltd.
Witeck Communications

Be sure to click the links for the scorepages and reach out to these companies to tell them to stop attacking protections for religious liberties.

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  • Paul Raymond

    37 companies and organizations that I will NEVER support again!

  • Pani_Dubito

    So now we know who’s against freedom of conscience. What a shame, Estee Lauder et al!

  • Carl Ponder

    Stands to reason that a majority of the owners and stockholders of these companies lean towards devient sexual behaviors, why wouldn’t they run their companies with liberal sexual attitudes?

  • CumExApostolatus

    I just recently purchased from Replacements, Ltd. (headquartered in North Carolina). I will email them and advise I will not purchase from them or do business until they rescind their support of the amicus brief and refrain from engaging in social engineering.
    By the way, I recommend NOT to take surveys (by survey monkey or any other survey company). It’s none of their business. Don’t be enticed by their little prizes for taking surveys. We MUST rise above this materialism if we are to gain the upper hand.

    • Paul Raymond

      Replacements LTD has been attacking SEVERAL religious freedom and bathroom bills. They are full blown Gaystapo/Transtapo so don’t hold your breath on them changing direction without major pushback.

    • Paul Raymond

      BTW, I am totally behind you on your crusade against materialism and supporting Leftist companies.

  • libsrtheh8ters

    Just to let you know, Justice Kennedy is going to side with the 4 leftist communists on the Supreme Court & rule against the Christian baker. If you read his summation on the ho mo marriage ruling he makes it VERY CLEAR that he considers Christians, & anyone else who does not endorse ho mo marriage, bigots. When he does we will no longer have a 1st amendment, or the pretense of one, & the persecution of Christians, & only Christians, will be “settled” law. It will be open season on Christian businesses, brought to you by 5 unelected, unaccountable leftist slime. You can thank the unconstitutional Civil Rights Act for all of this because in the name of “equality” it did away with freedom of association.
    No PRIVATE business should be FORCED to serve ANYONE they do not want to. If a black owned business does not allow whites that should be fine, it is THEIR business & they should be allowed to pick & choose who to serve. If they go broke that is a choice they made but in a FREE society it should be THEIR choice, not city, state or government officials.

    • Paul Raymond

      If he does, I honestly hope that, with the anger over the Steinle rulings and the other atrocities of the Left/RINOs that the Second Civil War will finally break out.

  • Angelo G

    It’s always the same thing, all these people who claim to be loving and tolerant are the most intolerant people in the world.

  • SandraM

    I am getting rid of PayPal for good!