This week on Voice for Values, Lyle Shelton, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, interviews Jeffery Ventrella from the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) in the USA.
In this episode, Jeffery Ventrella discusses the United States Supreme Court Trinity Lutheran decision which ruled 7:2 that it is unconstitutional for the state to treat churches and other religious organizations worse than everyone else simply because they are religious.
Ventrella also discusses the case of Jack Phillips Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission), a cake baker who came under attack when he respectfully declined to create a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex marriage, even though same-sex marriage was not recognized at the time in Colorado where Masterpiece Cakeshop is located. On June 26, 2017 the court granted a review of the case and oral arguments on the case will likely be scheduled for some time later in 2017.
Who is Alliance Defending Freedom?
ADF is an international alliance-building legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith. ADF unites attorneys, ministry leaders, pastors, and like-minded organizations in a common purpose, a shared commitment to defending religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family.