On Wednesday, students in Government class discussed religious liberty issues with Dr. Nicholas Miller, director of Andrews University’s International Religious Liberty Institute through Skype. Dr. Miller specifically discussed Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case in which a Colorado baker refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. He discussed the baker’s religious liberty vs. LGBTQ rights, the difference between licentiousness and law, and related issues involving the separation of church and state.
The session lasted about 30 minutes, including a 10 minute question and answer session. Students asked good questions and will be writing reflection papers on their experience.