Yet another surprise decision from the Supreme Court yesterday with a 7-2 ruling — yes, two liberals joined the conservative camp — in favor of Colorado cake baker, Jack Phillips.
First, let’s get the facts straight since the left has told a few fibs.
Phillips was not refusing to bake a cake for a customer who happened to be gay. Rather, he refused to take part in a gay wedding, which violated his religious conviction about marriage.
He was otherwise perfectly fine with baking a cake for anyone, regardless of their orientation.
But the left is never content with ‘live and let live’; liberal orthodoxy maintains that we all must agree AND comply…or else.
Thankfully the Supremes disagreed and ruled that toleration is a two-way street.
Folks, we can’t over-estimate how huge this is for religious liberty.
But the fight continues…
Here’s more from Fox News…
The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, in one of the most closely watched cases of the term.
In a 7-2 decision, the justices set aside a Colorado court ruling against the baker — while stopping short of deciding the broader issue of whether a business can refuse to serve gay and lesbian people. The opinion was penned by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is often the swing justice in tight cases.
The narrow ruling here focused on what the court described as anti-religious bias on the Colorado Civil Rights Commission when it ruled against baker Jack Phillips.
“The Commission’s hostility was inconsistent with the First Amendment’s guarantee that our laws be applied in a manner that is neutral toward religion,” Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion.