Centennial Institute applauds SCOTUS 303 Creative ruling protecting ‘critical right’ to free speech for all Americans
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University releases the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of Lorie Smith in 303 Creative v. Elenis:
Jeff Hunt, director of the Centennial Institute:
“Lorie Smith is a wonderful friend of the Centennial Institute. We have been proud to stand with her, pray for her, and support her through this long and difficult journey. She stood against incredible opposition to defend America’s founding principle of freedom of speech. We applaud her and are thrilled with the Supreme Court’s decision to protect this critical right for all Americans. We also want to recognize and thank Kristen Waggoner, the CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom and the recent winner of our highest honor, the William L. Armstrong Award. Once again, Alliance Defending Freedom has proven to be on the right side of history in defending the spirit of 1776!”
Donald Sweeting, Ph.D., chancellor of Colorado Christian University:
“We applaud this Supreme Court decision in favor of 303 Creative. The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act is used in a way that violates the free speech clause of the First Amendment. This is how public accommodation laws are being twisted by state commissions to force objectors to compel speech and affirm progressive orthodoxy about sexual identity. Today, the court reminded us all that Americans who have traditional and Biblical views about marriage and sexuality are equally protected in the public square.”
The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University works to enhance public understanding of the most important issues relating to faith, family, and freedom. As part of this endeavor, the Institute focuses its efforts on conducting research, analyzing public policy options and sponsoring seminars, conferences, and other activities that involve students, faculty, staff and outside experts. Each summer, it is the host of the nation’s largest annual conservative gathering west of the Mississippi, the Western Conservative Summit.
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