Preserving Free Speech

February 07, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Colorado Christian University
Anschutz Great Hall
8787 W. Alameda Ave.,
Lakewood, CO 80226
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An Evening with Lorie Smith and 303 Creative

Join the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University and Alliance Defending Freedom for a conversation with Lorie Smith about recent oral arguments in the Supreme Court case 303 Creative v. Elenis.

Should the government be able to tell Americans what they can and cannot say? Or should artists be forced to express messages they don’t believe? What happens when public accommodation laws and free speech collide?

Graphic artist and website designer Lorie Smith has asked the Court to decide whether the state of Colorado can force her to create custom websites that violate her beliefs about marriage. At the heart of the case is whether Colorado can use its public accommodations law—the same law that the state used to target Christian cake artist Jack Philips of Masterpiece Cakeshop—to compel speech and excise beliefs the government dislikes from the public square. Like Jack, Lorie serves everyone including those who identify as LGBT. She simply wants the freedom to create custom art and promote messages consistent with her beliefs. A win for Lorie in this case is a win for all Americans—because no one should be forced by the government to say something with which they disagree.

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Centennial Institute