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Blog Jun, 22, 2018
Believe Out Loud Flag—Rainbow Flag with Cross at Supreme Court with Sign that says, "It's Not About the Cake"
Deeply Held Religious Cake

When a person begins to unravel the various meanings in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd., et al v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission decision, recently rendered by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), it becomes quickly obvious that what this ruling means in legal terms and what it means in the daily lives of LGBTQ+ American citizens is incredibly different.

Blog Jun, 05, 2018
Keep it Simple

I believe God empowers each of us to look at the most complicated problems with Divine simplicity. That is the beauty of the dissent written by Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Monday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 7-2 ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et al v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Justice Ginsburg lays it out clearly and simply.

Blog Dec, 05, 2017
I'm Planning a Wedding in a State with a License To Discriminate

As a girl, I never dreamt of marrying in the church, yet I will be doing just that in May.

Blog Dec, 03, 2017
Close The Door, Or Open to All?

I was excited to take my now husband to the city I had considered home for many years. It was going to be his first time in New York City, having lived his whole adult life in the Pacific Northwest. I had lived in New York City for several years before moving to Washington State and I was excited to show him the city.  

Blog Dec, 02, 2017
Standing Up Against Discrimination

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear a case about whether religious beliefs give businesses that are open to the public a right to discriminate. The case is about David Mullins and Charlie Craig, who visited Masterpiece Cakeshop in 2012 to order a cake for their upcoming wedding reception.

Blog Jun, 30, 2017
Will Supreme Court Allow Businesses To Refuse LGBTQIA People?

This week, the United States Supreme Court announced it will hear a case about whether a business can refuse to sell commercial goods to a gay couple because of the business owner’s religious beliefs.

Blog Jun, 27, 2017
Meet The Mississippi Baker Who Refuses To Discriminate

As a baker and small business owner, I meet all kinds of people. I am truly blessed to have a job where I get to wake up each day and make people happy. People come into my bakery looking for sweets to celebrate life’s most special moments.

Blog Aug, 11, 2015
On Resisting Passivity: A Catholic Call To Renew The Earth

The senseless murders at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, startled many because they raised the ongoing issues of racial prejudice, gun violence, and how people from all walks of life become innocent victims of terror, hate, and discrimination.

Blog Jul, 21, 2015
Maybe Same Sex Marriage IS God’s Will

We are not the same America.

We are not the same America that we were 20 or even 10 years ago. For decades, civil liberties framed the discourse about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) justice. Now marriage, a union that is sacred for so many, is at the forefront of our national consciousness in ways we could not conceive. Now, more than ever, we cannot omit religion.

Blog May, 13, 2015
Rally At Supreme Court Represents Larger Debates On Marriage Equality

Two years ago, the day after our engagement, Thos and I stood at this very place in front of the Supreme Court. We took an active part in a rally on front of the steps of the United States Supreme Court on the day oral arguments were heard for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 ban against same sex marriage. 

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