The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear the case of a suburban Denver baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds.
Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, had refused to sell a customized cake for a gay couple’s union, claiming a faith-based exemption to the state’s anti-discrimination law.
State courts had ruled against the businessman.
The high court will now decide whether applying Colorado’s public accommodations law to compel a suburban Denver baker to create “expression”– a wedding cake — violates his constitutionally protected Christian beliefs about marriage.
First, I think it is just ridiculous that we have to use our resources at the level of the Supreme Court just so a gay couple can buy a cake. I mean, really just think about how outrageous this is. And stupid.
But the case for religious freeedom is once again at the forefront because of it, and that is something that if we want to look at, we should look at it fairly and honestly. And it brings to mind this question: Why does it seem that those who are fighting for their ‘religious freedom’ are not willing to fight for the religious freedoms of gay people, or even atheists? Wouldn’t that be an honest fight for religious freedom?