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Supreme Court revisits wedding cakes and same-sex marriages
Wedding cakes and same-sex marriages are back before the Supreme Court, and this time the justices are being asked to rule broadly that the 1st Amendment’s protection of the “free exercise” of religion shields conservative Christians from state civil rights laws.
An Oregon couple who were fined $135,000 for refusing to make a cake for the marriage of two women have asked the justices to take their case. If the court does so, the new conservative majority could significantly change the law on religious liberty and LGBTQ rights. The justices could announce as early as Monday whether they will hear the case.Supreme Court revisits wedding cakes and same-sex marriages

Not a victory yet, but hoping the Supreme Court hears this case. The Supreme court never ruled on the Masterpiece Case in Colorado, but warned the Colorado Civil Rights commission to stop creating "Animus" Towards Phillips because of his religious beliefs. Its time to settle this issue , both sides deserve rights, the court needs to decide how that can be accomplished in the future without punishing one party and favoring the other.
 
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County Votes 5-0 to Keep Courthouse Crosses, Despite Atheist Group’s Demands
A small Texas town is rejecting demands from an atheist organization to remove crosses from the county courthouse, and it’s getting the support of the state attorney general’s office, too.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter in late April to officials in Coldspring, Texas, asserting that four white crosses on the sides of the building violate the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition on government establishment of religion.

But last week the San Jacinto County Commissioners voted unanimously, 5-0, to keep the crosses on the courthouse, KPCR-TV reported. More than 600 residents attended the commissioners’ meeting. The population of Coldspring, Texas, is about 900.

The Texas Attorney General’s office applauded the commissioners’ decision and pledged its legal support if FFRF files suit.

“If that occurs, we look forward to supporting your lawful decision to retain the crosses,” Jeff Mateer, the state’s first assistant attorney general, wrote.
County Votes 5-0 to Keep Courthouse Crosses, Despite Atheist Group’s Demands
Good for Texas. Resist the FFRF and fight them in court. There has been cases where crosses on government property was not removed. Supreme Court offers possible ground for historic memorial cross to stay | Archdiocese of Baltimore
 

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County Votes 5-0 to Keep Courthouse Crosses, Despite Atheist Group’s Demands
A small Texas town is rejecting demands from an atheist organization to remove crosses from the county courthouse, and it’s getting the support of the state attorney general’s office, too.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter in late April to officials in Coldspring, Texas, asserting that four white crosses on the sides of the building violate the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition on government establishment of religion.

But last week the San Jacinto County Commissioners voted unanimously, 5-0, to keep the crosses on the courthouse, KPCR-TV reported. More than 600 residents attended the commissioners’ meeting. The population of Coldspring, Texas, is about 900.

The Texas Attorney General’s office applauded the commissioners’ decision and pledged its legal support if FFRF files suit.

“If that occurs, we look forward to supporting your lawful decision to retain the crosses,” Jeff Mateer, the state’s first assistant attorney general, wrote.
County Votes 5-0 to Keep Courthouse Crosses, Despite Atheist Group’s Demands
Good for Texas. Resist the FFRF and fight them in court. There has been cases where crosses on government property was not removed. Supreme Court offers possible ground for historic memorial cross to stay | Archdiocese of Baltimore
So do other religions get space on the courthouse for their graffiti too?
 
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So do other religions get space on the courthouse for their graffiti too?
Maybe Atheist are jealous and just want what religion has. They figured banning crosses would work, but looks like it won't work this time. Usually Bullying works for them, now they have to put their money where their mouth is.
 

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Maybe Atheist are jealous and just want what religion has. They figured banning crosses would work, but looks like it won't work this time. Usually Bullying works for them, now they have to put their money where their mouth is.
Let’s say you’re a Jew, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Humanist, a Wiccan, a Pagan or a Zoroastrian. You approach city hall, the police department or the public library of your town and there’s a large nativity scene on the steps. Let’s say it was put there by the local government or by a church working in cooperation with the government. This is not a free-for-all where any groups can erect a symbol. It’s sitting there alone.

That sends a message: We, the officials of this diverse community, have a favorite religion. Here is its symbol, resting prominently in front of this government building. We favor this faith above all others and certainly more than non-belief. If you share this faith, you are one of us, and we think well of you. If you don’t share it, you’re an outsider, a second-class citizen. Of course, you’re still tolerated in this town. By law, we have to let you and those who believe as you do engage in your activities, but we know the real religion. The true one. We’ve put it on display right here. So do your thing, but understand that you are not a full member of this community. Your religion or non-belief is not the one we have chosen to enshrine. We think less of it. And you, a taxpayer and a resident of this town, will be reminded of that every time you come to this public place.
Not Bothered By Religious Displays On Government Property? Good For You. Many Others Still Are.
 
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Maybe Atheist are jealous and just want what religion has. They figured banning crosses would work, but looks like it won't work this time. Usually Bullying works for them, now they have to put their money where their mouth is.
Do you really believe this nonsense? How removed from reality can you get?
 
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Do you really believe this nonsense? How removed from reality can you get?
Looks like the FFRF was challenged on their threats. The Texans agreed to take this on in court and are not willing to be Bullied into removing the crosses. Since there has been some past rulings by the Supreme Court where crosses have been allowed to stay, I think this battle needs to happen so the FFRF doesn't continue down this path of wiping out religion for the good of atheism