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SCOTUS Decision Protecting Religious Liberty Provides The Perfect Ending To Pride Month

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In a perfect close to “pride month,” the Supreme Court ruled Friday that the alphabet people, or anyone else for that matter, cannot force you to affirm beliefs in violation of your own.

According to the high court, laws like Colorado’s “Anti-Discrimination Act,” which LGBT activists have used to bully Christians into going against their faith, violate Americans’ First Amendment right to free speech.

In 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, the state of Colorado tried forcing graphic artist Lorie Smith to build a wedding website for a same-sex couple, an act which opposes her Christian belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. The case also impacts the years-long persecution of Masterpiece Cakeshop cake artist Jack Phillips, who similarly refused to make a cake celebrating same-sex marriages.

What’s important to understand about 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, though, is that Smith did not refuse to build a custom website for someone simply because that person is LGBT. Since Smith is a Christian, she did not want to celebrate and endorse same-sex marriage via her creative work, which all parties in the case agree is a form of speech.

LGBT activists, on the other hand, want to compel Smith to violate her faith by forcing her to worship the false idol of intersectionality. Spot the difference? Only one group wants to force their will on another.

Likewise, intimidation and compliance take center stage during pride month. For 30 days now, Americans have been subjected to degenerate public pride events. For instance, nude adults gleefully paraded through the nation’s largest cities in the presence of minors. “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re coming for your children,” chanted participants of the New York City drag march.

The constantly evolving pride flag has been flown in front of public buildings, including American embassies abroad (disrespecting the cultural norms of various foreign countries) and the White House. Meanwhile, every corporation in America underwent a dramatic rainbow rebrand, often to the annoyance and offense of their loyal customers. And if a company didn’t initiate an over-the-top pride celebration, their ESG scores and standing on the Corporate Equality Index would suffer.

The intent of all these “pride” displays is not equality or acceptance. Same-sex marriage is legal. There is no outlawed sexual orientation or “gender identity.” Americans are free to act on pretty much any sexual proclivity they have — pedophilia being an exemption (although many LGBT activists would like to change that).

Pride month is an opportunity for radical activists to impose their ideology on the entire country. Any business, public school, or person that does not pledge allegiance to pride during the month of June is labeled a bigot and is either socially or financially punished.

Legal harassment is the natural next step to the left’s intense social intimidation. That’s why Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act goes hand-in-hand with pride month. And while the Anti-Discrimination Act was struck down, the left will continue to pass similar unconstitutional legislation every day. Take, for example, a bill recently passed by the Michigan State House of Representatives that could make using wrong pronouns a felony fineable up to $10,000.

Nevertheless, pride’s 2023 social and legislative militancy has been one of the worst received yet, with polls showing that Americans are sick of cynical corporate campaigns and oppose the LGBT targeting of children. The high court’s decision is vindicating for many Americans who have been bullied into silence or even submission this past month. Today we learned that the Constitution still stands.

As Justice Neil Gorsuch said in the majority opinion: “The First Amendment envisions the United States as a rich and complex place where all persons are free to think and speak as they wish, not as the government demands.”

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