He went on to say that the church had “vocally and publicly” backed several causes related to civil rights and racial justice. According to what the author has said, “church leaders and congregants view supporting the Black Lives Matter movement as a continuation of the church’s mission of advocating for civil rights and racial justice.”
On Friday, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision that will have a substantial impact on the rights of LGBTQ people. The ruling carved out a key exemption to laws governing public accommodations, laws that in most states prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The court agreed with Lorie Smith, a web designer from Colorado who is against marriage between people of the same gender by a vote of 6 to 3. She filed a lawsuit against the state’s public accommodations statute, arguing that the state was violating the constitution by enlisting her in the process of sending a message that she disagrees with by mandating that she serve everyone on an equal basis.
“They then broke the zip ties that held the sign in place, tore down the sign, threw it to the ground, and stomped on it while loudly celebrating,” Mr. Kravitz said in his judgement. “They then threw it to the ground and stomped on it.” “After that, a great number of other people scaled the fence and made their way onto the church’s property, where they joined in the celebration of the sign’s being torn down.”