If you’re a conservative, and especially if you’re a Christian, you will want to pay attention to a case before the U.S. Supreme Court beginning Tuesday that will become a landmark for (or against) religious liberty, freedom of speech, and the core rights of individual business owners.
From Fox News:
“The case before our nation’s highest court is called Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The organization that I lead, Alliance Defending Freedom, is representing the cake shop and its owner, cake artist Jack Phillips.
Phillips said he couldn’t design a custom wedding cake for two men who requested it. He declined because using his artistic talents to celebrate a same-sex marriage would violate his Christian faith and his artistic freedom.
The two men then filed a lawsuit against him. But contrary to what they allege, Phillips didn’t discriminate against them. While he can’t create cakes that celebrate what his faith prohibits, he offered to sell the men anything else in his shop or to design a cake for them for another occasion. He serves all people, but can’t express all messages or celebrate all events.”
The Radical LGBT Leftists in this country are hoping that the Supreme Court hands them a win in this case, and a dagger in the heart of liberty. While they scream about discrimination, and gay rights, they conveniently ignore the rights of the individual business owner to his conscience and freedom of expression.
That pesky U.S. Constitution may pose a problem for them though.
“The Supreme Court has repeatedly affirmed that at “the heart of the First Amendment lies the principle that each person should decide for himself or herself the ideas and beliefs deserving of expression, consideration, and adherence.” It is not hyperbole to say, as the high court has, that the American “political system and cultural life rest upon this ideal.”
Since the dawn of the republic, our constitutional order has honored individual freedom of mind and accorded citizens the corresponding liberty to speak and refrain from speaking as their conscience directs. Yet this formerly prized feature of our legal system devoted to individual freedom now faces growing opposition.”
Opening arguments seemed to favor the cake baker, as the plaintiffs stumbled when confronted by questions from Chief Justice John Roberts and newly installed Justice Neil Gorsuch. Imagine if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election, and instead of Neil Gorsuch a Leftist that thinks the Constitution is merely a suggestion were in his place.
The results of this case could confirm many Trump voters’ thinking that the high court’s makeup was of utmost importance.
Follow live updates of the case here.