CO Judge bans business owners from stating Christian beliefs
Now, Judge Marcia Krieger has upheld a Colorado law that barred web designer Lorie Smith and her studio 303 Creative "from publicly expressing the religious reasons she declines" to promote same-sex marriage.
Smith, defended by the Alliance Defending Freedom, filed the lawsuit against members of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and Aubrey Elenis, director of the Colorado Civil Rights Division.
She sought preliminary and permanent injunctions to stop Colorado from enforcing provisions of a state civil rights law that prevents her from exclusively promoting traditional marriage by forcing her also to create websites for same-sex marriages against her Christian beliefs....
I have noticed the adversary using women to advance evil in society as well. It began in Genesis 3.
So many problems would be solved if women were occupying their God-given station as keepers at home, guiding the house and under the headship of godly husbands and fathers. I routinely think about how damaging feminism is.
The USA seems to be in the control of judges, kinda like the Old Testament days when 'everyone decided what was right in their own eyes.' As to the previous comments about women, it is obvious that churches have gone along with the culture, so much so that even talking about applying the Biblical Guidelines for Older Christian Woman in 1 Timothy 5 to your own congregation would seem heretical today. So sad. It's sad to see older Christian women delighting in worldly things like travel, fashion, restaurants (again, Paul says, they are dead even if they look alive) when the Bible tells us that they should be dedicating their lives first to their families, and then to good works involving the church ("washing the feet of the saints"). Even the secular world has a saying for this, "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world" If Christian women only knew how important it is for them to raise their families, we wouldn't have so many problems in our societies.
Jude :10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe unto them!"
Quote: "They speak evil of the things which they know not, etc., v. 10. Observe, Those who speak evil of religion and godliness speak evil of the things which they know not; for, if they had known them, they would have spoken well of them, for nothing but good and excellent can be truly said of religion, and it is sad that any thing different or opposite should ever be justly said of any of its professors.
"Observe, further, Men are most apt to speak evil of those persons and things that they know least of. How many had never suffered by slanderous tongues if they had been better known! On the other hand, retirement screens some even from just censure. But what they know naturally, etc. It is hard, if not impossible, to find any obstinate enemies to the Christian religion, who do not in their stated course live in open or secret contradiction to the very principles of natural religion" (Matt Henry)
Dr. Tim wrote: The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God (Psalm 9:17). Opinions change; God never does. Human laws are amended and overturned, but Godâ€™s laws are eternal. Youâ€™re absolutely right, John. Payday is coming.
Christian Man wrote: Thank you John for warning the perishing as well as reminding those of us what we have been redeemed from...unbelief. Jesus Christ is who he says he is and that his words and actions, especially what he did at the cross of calvary as God the Father was administering justice by pouring out his wrath on Jesus so that God demonstrated his unmerited love for fallen mankind and calls all to repent and believe/trust the Gospel. Romans 3
Thank you both. I love to write, read, speak and hear, all gospel truths as found in scripture. These things have encompassed me about since 1979, sometimes more powerfully than at other times, but always there: the awfulness of sin and its judgment in the sinner, and the great wonder of God's grace and mercy shown to them that become saints through faith in Jesus Christ.
There seems to be a lot of confusion in the courts. They don't have authority to make or uphold such illegal declarations. When a judge says you must agree and promote and participate in sickness, the response must be, no, we don't. Some well known savior said the sick need a doctor. It hasn't changed.
Thank you John for warning the perishing as well as reminding those of us what we have been redeemed from...unbelief. Jesus Christ is who he says he is and that his words and actions, especially what he did at the cross of calvary as God the Father was administering justice by pouring out his wrath on Jesus so that God demonstrated his unmerited love for fallen mankind and calls all to repent and believe/trust the Gospel. Romans 3
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God (Psalm 9:17). Opinions change; God never does. Human laws are amended and overturned, but Godâ€™s laws are eternal. Youâ€™re absolutely right, John. Payday is coming.
I can't write this without appearing sexist, but has anyone noticed how the adversary is using women to advance it homosexual and transgender agendas?
I frequently listen to audio books and noticed that the majority of new modern teen fantasy, sci-fi, and romance audio books have homosexuals and the main characters and are written by women. What is even more surprising is that nearly all of the books that have homosexual men as the primary characters are written by women.
I have looked for surveys and studies to find out which parent affirms their child's gender confusion and have yet to find one; but I have also yet to find a news report where it is the father who first affirms a child's gender confusion. It is usually a mother and other female relative or a female teacher.
And in this article, women are the antagonists against these Christians.
Who knows? A few generations in the future the world may find that the majority of its population identifying as female or homosexual while half remains biologically male.
When time is no more (and it could be very soon), there will be no more same sex anything, all abominations will be punished by the court of God himself. People will wish then that they had hearkened to the Bible, the word of God, but it will be too late. Too late! Perishing in the lake of fire, tormented in that flame, separated from all that is good, weeping and wailing, gnashing of teeth, darkness and pain. Because of what? Unbelief! It is the worst sin of all.
The expression 'day of grace' means that we are living in a time when God is prepared to be merciful to all who repent of their unbelief and turn to him.