STATEMENT: AFPI Lauds Supreme Court for Upholding Free Speech

Paula White-Cain,  June 30, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) released the following statement from Paula White-Cain, Chair of the Center for American Values at AFPI, after the Supreme Court released its decision in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis. This ruling sets a strong precedent regarding freedom of speech in religious expressions by ruling that digital artist and website designer Lorie Smith could not be compelled to create a website that conflicts with her Christian faith.   

“This is an enormous victory for the freedom of speech and religious liberties, which should never be up for debate. The First Amendment is perhaps the most profound amendment in the United States Constitution. It guarantees the freedom of every American citizen and protects them from government coercion. Today, freedom-loving Americans everywhere can rejoice because the highest court in the land put a stop to state-enforced speech, upholding a fundamental freedom of the American people to hold true to their personal religious convictions.”  

To learn more about AFPI’s Center for American Values, click here.

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