http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/01/21/christian-bakery-guilty-violating-civil-rights-lesbian-couple/found this interesting and very telling for what is coming..rdg
"Last August, Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian told The Oregonian, their desire is to rehabilitate businesses like the one owned by the Christian couple.“Everybody is entitled to their own beliefs, but that doesn’t mean that folks have the right to discriminate,” he told the newspaper. “The goal is never to shut down a business. The goal is to rehabilitate.”"
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I thought we were only responsible to judge those within. Christ ate with postitutes and tax collectors, the two groups that have been set at distance. Wicked Tea Partiers who claim to represent righteousness display unrighteousness by not walking as Jesus did. The people who state that the Constitutional right to bear arms are unwilling to walk the extra mile. If you know your source and consummation, you know that this country is not your home. These people are not your people. Greetings alien, do you long for the better, enduring city? There is an interesting message by Keith Daniel where he talks about coming out of the World using the example of his brother. Soon after conversion the brother and his wife attended a dance. An elder warned them beforehand but the reality didn't connect. At the dance, they didn't drink with their unsaved friends and the new life made it unenjoyable. When the friends saw that they weren't taking part they asked why. The couple realized the change in them and excused themselves. Those friendships were then gone because the foundation was removed. Are your friendships based on Christ? Or family, hobbies, entertainment? Church culture? What's going to happen when the tables turn? Will those who have refused aid be aided? Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Weren't you a perverted, self centered, proud child of flesh before God showed love to you? God had mercy on you. If you display the love of God to them and they hate you, BLESSSD ARE YOU! Do you remember those people who were destitute, living in caves and not accepting deliverance? God says they are our example of an authentic life. Is this the better country? God will repay, what is $50,000 to $50 trillion? Treasure is where?
The goal of the lesbians was to punish the owners of the Christian bakery. There were other bakeries in the area who would have been happy for the business. It was never about getting a cake, just ensuring that the Christian values of that particular bakery's owners were trashed.Be careful when dealing with evil spirit driven people. They play dirty and deadly. Seek God for wisdom, do not attempt to outwit them on your own.Some time ago, a homosexual challenge was put to E-Harmony's matchmaking business because they felt the company should be hooking up homosexual people equally with the heterosexuals. The response was interesting. E-Harmony said that all their research and compatibility protocols were scientifically based on male/female attractions, and they had no expertise in matching same sex couples."We don't know how to do that, and can't be responsible for offering service we know nothing about." Or something to that effect. I believe they were thus able to squeak out of the fire with that one, I haven't heard any more about that challenge. It struck me as the style of response Jesus used when He parried with the Pharisees.