Colorado Drops Second Case Against Christian Baker

TĐH: The clash of civil rights law prohibiting discrimination against LGBT on one hand and religious freedom to follow the Bible on the other hand is splitting America in halves and largely explains Trump’s rise to power with the support of the conservatives. The progressive left under Obama has pushed the issue to the degree of oppressing folks with religious beliefs, without carving out a religious exception for them, and thus created a cultural and legal war which is still in full throttle.

Baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, accepts congratulations and thanks in his Lakewood shop after the U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in his favor saying his religious beliefs do not violate Colorado’s anti-discrimination law after refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple on June 4, 2018. (Photo: Joe Amon/The Denver Post/Getty Images)

Colorado baker Jack Phillips is 2-0 now after state officials dropped their second attempt to coerce him into baking products that violate his beliefs.

Phillips, in turn, dropped a federal lawsuit.

“I have and will always serve everyone who comes into my shop; I simply can’t celebrate events or express messages that conflict with my religious beliefs,” Phillips said in a statement Tuesday. Tiếp tục đọc “Colorado Drops Second Case Against Christian Baker”

US Commission on International Religious Freedom: 2018 Annual Report – Vietnam’s Response

US Commission on International Religious Freedom

2018 Annual Report

Last update 13:21 | 09/06/2018

US’ religious freedom report makes biased assessment of Vietnam

The US Department of State’s 2017 International Religious Freedom Report continued to give biased assessment and cited untrue information on Vietnam, stated Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang. Tiếp tục đọc “US Commission on International Religious Freedom: 2018 Annual Report – Vietnam’s Response”

China ‘blocks’ Mongolia border after Dalai Lama visit

Al Jazeera

Mongolia says hundreds of trucks stuck at the border after move seen as a response to Dalai Lama’s visit to Ulaanbaatar.

Mongolia says drivers spend hours and in some cases days waiting in the cold [Al Jazeera]

Mongolia says China has closed a key border crossing, creating huge congestion, nearly a week after the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, visited the country.

Hundreds of truck drivers for the mining conglomerate Rio Tinto are stuck at the Gants Mod crossing in southeastern Mongolia in freezing temperatures. Tiếp tục đọc “China ‘blocks’ Mongolia border after Dalai Lama visit”