Tuesday, December 17, 2013

'Tolerance' Now Means Government-Coerced Celebration

I support Jack Phillips' position on not participating an a gay marriage, but I wonder if the gays involved and the ACLU would have dared to sue if Phillips was a Muslim.  Because really, Islam condems homosexuals to death and commits violence against anyone deemed to have helped them while Christianity merely prays for their souls.

It would be interesting to see how the federal govenment would contort itself to not prosecute a Muslim for the same "offense".

Jewish World Review December 17, 2013/ 14 Teves, 5774

'Tolerance' Now Means Government-Coerced Celebration

By Dennis Prager

Jack Phillips owns the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., about 10 miles from downtown Denver. In July 2012, two gay men, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, asked Phillips to provide the cake for their wedding celebration. Though same-sex marriage is not allowed in Colorado — the Colorado Constitution states that "Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state" — the two men had been married in Massachusetts.

As acknowledged by all parties, Phillips told the men, "I'll make you birthday cakes, shower cakes, sell you cookies and brownies, I just don't make cakes for same-sex weddings."

Jack Phillips is an evangelical Christian, and his religion does not allow him to participate in same-sex marriages or celebrations of same-sex marriages.

In other words, Phillips made it clear from the outset that he does not discriminate based on the sexual orientation of a prospective customer. He will knowingly sell his products to any gay person who wishes to purchase his baked goods.

Nevertheless, Craig and Mullins went to the ACLU, which then sued Phillips. On Dec. 6, administrative law Judge Robert N. Spencer handed down his decision:

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