Apparently, the American right to free speech is a privilege not extended to bakers? Here’s the thing that flip-flopping liberals don’t seem to understand- Taking the rights away from one to give power to another is NOT freedom. It’s not even ‘progressive’.
Should someone be allowed to come to your place of business and demand you violate your personal religious belief? That’s the question presented to the Supreme Court Tuesday. The scary thing is the verdict is still out! Seems like a quick ‘no’ to me. This was an informative and upsetting piece to read.
Last week’s New York Times piece by Jennifer Finney Boylan, “The Masterpiece Cakeshop Case Is Not About Religious Freedom,” floored me with the number of distortions it crowded into a few paragraphs. I can only conclude that the left’s discourse and values have become so wayward and impoverished that they would rather criminalize creativity than taking on the serious issues the Supreme Court will be hearing on December 5.
Boylan begins with a dark narrative about the pharmacy Boylan frequents, “run by a conservative Republican.” (Is there any other kind?) Will he refuse to fill the demanded prescription, Boylan quails, “given my condition”? What condition is that? I wondered, as clearly each reader was meant to – compulsive self-dramatizing syndrome?
Thus begins Boylan’s parade of horribles. If Phillips wins in his appeal from lower court decisions, sick babies will die, HIV patients will be turned away from treatment clinics, pre-Civil Rights abominations will become the order of the day. Except for none of these scenarios is backed up with citations from the court papers. There’s a good reason for that. They’re not in there. But after all, what do facts matter when it comes to the left’s self-suffering legerdemain?
Does Colorado’s state public accommodations law as applied to Jack Phillips’s refusal to accept a commission for a cake for two men trying to marry each other regulate speech or conduct? Under First Amendment law, the latter is permitted. The former, with minimal exceptions, is not…