British Christians Celebrate Court Victory

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We tend to think of Europe as much more secularized than the U.S., but there’s a remnant of Christians in the UK who practice their faith vibrantly and openly.

British Christians have faced the same religious liberty threats that we’ve heard about here in the States, but a pair of recent victories have given Christians in the UK some encouragement and reasons to celebrate.

The first case bears a striking similarity to the Masterpiece Cake Shop case here in the U.S. In 2014, LGBT activist Gareth Lee entered Ashers Bakery in Belfast, asking the shop to bake a cake with the message, “Support Gay Marriage,” combined with the logo of Lee’s organization and the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie. The owners, Daniel and Amy McArthur, refused to do so, citing their Christian belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.

The McArthurs had served Lee as a customer before, but they wouldn’t agree to create a cake design that went against their convictions. Additionally, at the time, same-sex marriage was still illegal in Northern Ireland.

Read more at PJ Media 

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