Jeff Hunt of the Centennial Institute, a Christian think tank, and Miguel De La Torre, an Iliff professor and Baptist minister, represent two very different Christian perspectives.
U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS)
Baker Jack Phillips was back at the bakery today, greeting supporters and customers, as the couple struggled with the decision with their lawyers.
Gov. Hickenlooper said Colorado will “take seriously the Court’s admonition that the state must apply its laws and regulations in a manner that is neutral toward religion."
What was expected to be a close vote with wide-ranging effects came down as a narrow decision with limited reach.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the opinion for the court, which voted 7-2 to reverse a lower court's ruling.
These are the possible outcomes that could be decided by the nation’s highest court when it comes to the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
The justice has been both the court's most visible defender of gay rights as well as its greatest supporter of free speech.
Colorado's Neil Gorsuch has now heard more than 60 cases on issues including gerrymandering, fees paid to unions and the privacy of certain cellphone records.
The Arizona-based conservative legal organization has won five cases in the Supreme Court over the past three years.
Oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission will be heard Dec. 5.