SCOTUS And A Wedding Cake

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY DECEMBER 5, 2017

         THE SUPREME COURT TODAY TAKES UP THE WEDDING CAKE ISSUE. THAT’S THE CASE INVOLVING A COLORADO BAKER WHO REFUSED TO MAKE A WEDDING CAKE FOR A SAME-SEX COUPLE. THE COLORADO CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION DETERMINED THAT THE BAKER, JACK PHILLIPS, VIOLATED THE STATE’S PUBLIC ACCOMODATIONS LAW. PHILLIPS, A CHRISTIAN, SAYS HE IS ACTING ON HIS RELIGIOUS BELIEFS. HE SAID HE WOULD BAKE A CAKE FOR THE MEN FOR ANY OTHER OCCASION, BUT NOT A WEDDING.

         RATHER THAN VIOLATE HIS CONSCIENCE, PHILLIPS STOPPED BAKING CAKES. HE CLAIMS THE FIRST AMENDMENT PROTECTS HIM FROM BAKING A WEDDING CAKE FOR SAME SEX COUPLES.

         VIRTUALY ANY OTHER BAKERY IN COLORADO WOULD HAVE BAKED THE CAKE FOR THE MEN, BUT THAT ISN’T WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. IT’S ABOUT TEARING DOWN WHAT REMAINS OF THE RIGHTS OF CHRISTIANS, THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE AND TRADITIONS TO LEGITIMIZE BEHAVIOR ONCE BELIEVED TO BE SINFUL.

         I CAN’T DEMAND A KOSHER RESTAURANT SERVE ME NON- KOSHER FOOD. NEITHER SHOULD THE CHRISTIAN BAKER BE FORCED TO VIOLATE HIS CONSCIENCE AND BELIEFS. LOOK FOR JUSTICE NEIL GORSUCH TO PERHAPS BE THE DECIDING VOTE. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.