In a 7 to 2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Colorado baker that refused to bake a same sex cake on his religious convictions. The court’s decision cited the Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed an impermissible hostility toward religion when it found that baker Jack Phillips violated the state’s anti-discrimination law by refusing gay couple David Mullins and Charlie Craig in 2012.
This could have been all avoided if only the two gay men had went to another bakery. However, it seems this baker was singled out because of his religious conscience. Like the florist that was also targeted for refusing to be involved in a gay wedding. Increasingly, it seems a militant side of the gay community was deliberately targeting people of religious conscience. You will accept our lifestyle, or else we’ll destroy your business, your livelihood, your reputation, and you will be labeled a hater. This perceived discrimination is a lie. If anything, the baker was discriminated against by these two militant gays. You didn’t see the baker make a fool of himself like these two gays did going public. They were two desperate drama queens pretending to be weepy eyed over being refused a cake. Paleese!
The difference was neither of the two business owners discriminated against gays. The cake maker and the florist never refused to sell them any of their products. They just did not want to be involved in designing for a gay event because it violated their religious convictions. It was their First Amendment right. The court cited the Colorado commission was ‘Openly Antagonistic’ towards the baker’s religious beliefs about marriage. Plus the baker had also refuse to design cakes with slurs against gay people.
I find it ironic that these gay militants are the same people that scream at the government to stay out of their bedroom. Yet, they seem to publicly display their bedroom activity for the whole world to see. Honestly, I really don’t care to know what goes on in anyone’s bedroom, gay or otherwise. Too much information. So when I see a gay pride parade, I’d rather be somewhere else. I’m not denying them the right to parade themselves around, but it’s just not something I’m into. To each their own.
Here in Hawai’i, there is a large gay population. Most live quiet lives. They have families, children, and live their lives like everyone else. We have friendships, get together’s for company events, school events, all the socialization you would normally expect. I believe that what all people want, is that to show respect for others, as one would expect in return. I’m glad the court saw it that way also. As I said, this was all unnecessary pilikia.
We have a Constitution that is the supreme law of the land. In it, it says, that all people are made by their creator equally and with certain inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of their own happiness. The constitution does not provide for any people to be a special protected class. There is no need for civil rights commissions. Inherently, such commissions do discriminate, they divide people, they can be misused, as in this case. E pluribus unum – Out of Many, One. To err is human, to forgive is divine.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
I was once asked, ‘How do you define perfection?’ The answer is that you cannot, but you can strive for perfection. I’ve lived a lot of places in this world, and I’ve seen discrimination up close. There is no other country like the United States, and we are always just one generation away from losing these rights. While we may not be perfect, we have the means to self-correct. It’s found in one document that is the framework for our freedoms. Let hope there isn’t another repeat of this nonsense of perceived discrimination. There are more important things to be worried about, and cakes are not one of them.