Masterpiece Cakeshop Proves Inconclusive for Gay Rights

Member Discrimination, Freedom of Religion, Social Justice

When Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, tried to deny Charlie Craig and David Mullins, a gay couple, service for their wedding because of his religious beliefs, he was ordered by a Colorado court to create cakes for other same-sex couples and charged with anti-gay discrimination. Then, in a reversal of the lower court’s decision, the …

The Truth Shall Set You Free

Member Freedom of Religion, Local Politics, Seattle

“During eight years of relentless attacks, Freeman still managed to bring cohesion to wanting elements of society who needed a place to flourish. Against this backdrop came ‘The Monastery’s ‘come as you are and join us as we are’ message of enlightenment, which provided a ready stage for this city’s alternative community to come into its own.”

Seattle Homeless Stats

Seattle’s Homeless: Lest We Forget

Member Career, Discrimination, Freedom of Religion, Local Politics, Seattle, The Monastery

High levels of homelessness has been an historical problem for Seattle. In 2017, the homeless population of Seattle rose 44% in two years. These figures are reminiscent of a dark time for Seattle’s, where the homeless problem peaked in the 1970s and 1980s. A shift toward such high numbers are a fundamental interest to society, and a contemporary concern. In …