Jack Phillips personifies the American dream. Just about the only people who can’t seem to recognize that are government officials employed by the state of Colorado.
Colorado is trying to compel the same baker who just won a Supreme Court case into baking a second cake that violates his religious beliefs.
The Washington Supreme Court will retake Arlene’s Flowers and likely have to decide whether ‘bouquet’ is in the eye of the beholder, and which beholder’s eye matters more under the law.
If Peterson can be tripped up by the most obvious and easily refuted rejections of his non-compelled-speech program, the very thing that propelled his rise to fame, what good is he?
The orthodoxy of the American public square is progressivism. That is our civil religion, our established faith. Not officially or expressly, but in effect.
This case was a loss for both sides from the start, because of what it signals about tolerance of opposing views in this country.
If we no longer believe ‘that all men are created equal [and] endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,’ LGBT activists will have unleashed far worse than a 15-minute delay in access to culinary confections.
Despite years of case law emptying free exercise, the Supreme Court has now confirmed that government cannot apply laws in a discriminatory way against religious believers.
The Supreme Court’s religious freedom ruling is so narrow it allows bureaucrats to violate your conscience as long as they’re more polite when they do it.
Don’t be fooled by the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling. A menacing view of the First Amendment lurks in the details of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
The food fight over Masterpiece Cakeshop shows how pivotal the next Supreme Court vacancy will be.
The Masterpiece Cakeshop decision is a win. But what stops the state from cloaking its animus against Christianity and crushing religious freedom? Not much.
Jack Phillips objected to baking a cake for the couple on religious grounds. The Supreme Court overturned a Colorado ruling that his business must bake the cake or face severe consequences.
A refusal to make two homosexuals a cake for a gay wedding, when paired with an offer to serve them in any other way, is not some sly strike at an individual for his identity.
While there is always a risk of reading too much into Supreme Court justices’ questions during oral argument, there is often much to be gleaned.
The Christian small business owners involved in these lawsuits have no desire to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, nor do they ask for the right to do so.
Not only is there no constitutional warrant for securing ‘dignity,’ but the equal protection of such a right is impossible. Relying on government to ensure it results in state-imposed orthodoxy.
Except for justices Kagan and Ginzburg, an uneasiness about the case was evident to a greater and lesser degree among the other 7 Supreme Court justices.
Cake artist Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop delivered the following statement during a news conference Tuesday.
If I encountered an individual morally uncomfortable with participating in an activity with me and my boyfriend, it would be uncomfortable for me to force her.
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