The World is becoming more hostile to Apostolic values. This will impact believers operating in the public space! Jack Phillips found that out the hard way in 2012 when the State of Colorado accused him of violating the anti-discrimination law when he declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. While the US Supreme Court moved to protect his rights, recently the state has yet again found a reason to drag him back into courts! Meanwhile, courts in New Mexico and Oregon have chosen not protect Christian business owners.
But of course, it’s not just Christian businesses, in 2014, Annise Parker, Mayor of Houston TX, subpoenaed sermon notes addressing homosexuality and gender identity from five area pastors to ensure compliance with the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. While the mayor eventually withdrew the demand, this will happen again!
The Chamber maintains a network of Apostolic attorney’s and a financial war chest ready to defend both Apostolic businesses and UPCI licensed ministers facing persecution for preaching Biblical truths.