2017-12-04 21:27:12

How a Cake Maker Became a Christian-Right Hero

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GUEST: Sarah Posner, a reporter with the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. Her 2008 book is entitled God's Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters. Her new article in The Nation is called The Christian Legal Army Behind 'Masterpiece Cakeshop' BACKGROUND: On Tuesday the US Supreme Court will hear arguments in a major case around religious freedom that has made its way through the legal system over several years. At the heart of the case is the right of a Colorado cake maker named Jack Phillips to not design cakes for people who he feels are violating his religious beliefs - namely same-sex couples seeking to get married. Backing Phillips is a well-funded organization called Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Now a new investigation by reporter Sarah Posner has uncovered the veritable army of lawyers that ADF trains and deploys to further its religious fundamentalist agenda.

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