Our right as people protected by the Constitution of the United States to practice our faith without persecution is being infringed upon daily. This is a constitutional RIGHT, not a PRIVILEGE associated with “citizen” status. It applies to aliens as well who are physically in our country. This message offers hope as we draw support from each other even as the intolerance for our faith increases.
The primary means of expressing intolerance is through government persecution instituted primarily using franchises. The bakers who got penalized by New York for refusing to bake a cake for gays had a business license and as such, were public officers. The U.S. Supreme Court said such discrimination is perfectly lawful for those who are not agents of the state. Adickes v. Kress Company, 398 U.S. 144, 90 S.Ct. 1598, 26 L.Ed.2d. 142 (1970). If you don’t want to be penalized and therefore persecuted, don’t get licensed and don’t use a “franchise mark” such as an EIN, TIN, or SSN in connection with your business. Its that simple.
For further information about how government franchises work and how to avoid them, see: