Don’t Let Culture Define Religious Liberty
by Joseph Sunde • March 17, 2017 Acton Institute Powerblog
When a fashion designer recently called for an industry boycott of Melania Trump due to her political beliefs, plenty of progressives called it brave and principled. Yet when Christian wedding photographers express their own disagreements or beliefs, acting on one’s conscience somehow becomes a “sticky issue.”
That’s how one student describes it in a series of interviews at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In their discussions, the Alliance Defending Freedom found total consensus among students that creative professionals should have the freedom to conduct business according to their beliefs. That consensus quickly began to break down when the “creative professional” in question was an evangelical Christian (vs. a Muslim singer or an anti-Trump fashion designer.) READ MORE