Thursday, June 7, 2018

Three reasons why the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision by the Supreme Court is a huge First Amendment win.

·      “[R]eligious and philosophical objections to gay marriage are protected views and in some instances protected forms of expression.”
·      The government (at local, state, and federal levels) is obligated to consider these kinds of cases “with the religious neutrality that the Constitution requires.”
·      The government is not allowed to pass “judgment upon or [presuppose] the illegitimacy of religious beliefs and practices,” as it did in Jack’s case.
These principles matter for all of us because government officials throughout the country routinely target people of faith for adverse treatment.   That can happen no more.  
It also puts the Progressives in government on notice that before they use the vast power of the state to crush those with whom they disagree, they must carefully consider the possibility that they'll be sued to the maximum.  Put another way, the people of the country just got a little safer in the exercise of their natural rights as guaranteed by the Constitution.  That a hugely good thing.

1 comment:

  1. all can recognise the rightness of the courts decision(having read both the opinions) what I find hugely good about it is just how much the far left is going nuts about it. on the other hand, I am saddened by the prospect that the left will refuse to support the courts decision just a vehemently as they refuse to support the last presidential elections results...