The Supreme Court tossed a lower court ruling this week against Aaron and Melissa Klein, two Christian Oregon bakers who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. “This is a victory for Aaron and Melissa Klein and for religious liberty for all Americans,” First Liberty president Kelly Shackelford said in a statement. “The Constitution protects speech, popular or not, from condemnation by the government. The message from the Court is clear. Government hostility toward religious Americans will not be tolerated.” The ruling followed last month’s decision by the Justices in favor of a Christian Colorado baker being targeted by a hostile state commission citing him for violating a state anti-discrimination law. In other words, it’s still safe to be a Christian in America…for now.
Here’s more from Fox News…
The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a ruling against two Oregon bakers who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.
The couple, Melissa and Aaron Klein, cited religious beliefs as their reason for not providing services for a gay wedding. This touched off the latest in a series of such cases making headlines in recent years. During the court’s last term, justices ruled in favor of a Colorado baker in a similar situation, stating that a state body demonstrated improper hostility toward the baker’s religion in finding that he violated a state anti-discrimination law.
On Monday, the Supreme Court sent the Klein case back down to a lower court “for further consideration in light of” their Colorado decision.