“I refuse to serve ______________ (please fill in, examples beyond *) because it’s against my believe and my faith.”
*Suggestions: Jews/Gays/Transgender/Black/Muslims/Latinos/Women etc.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal from a Colorado baker with religious objections to same-sex marriage who had lost a discrimination case for refusing to create a cake to celebrate such a union.
The case will be a major test of a clash between laws that ban businesses open to the public from discriminating based on sexual orientation and claims of religious freedom. Around the nation, businesses like bakeries, florists, and photography studios have said, so far with little success, that forcing them to serve gay couples violates their constitutional rights.
The case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, No. 16-111, started in 2012, when the baker, Jack Phillips, an owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., refused to create a cake for the wedding reception of David Mullins and Charlie Craig, who were planning to marry in Massachusetts. The couple filed discrimination charges, and they won before a civil rights commission and in the courts.
Mr. Phillips, who calls himself a cake artist, argued that two parts of the First Amendment — its protections for free expression and religious freedom — overrode a Colorado anti-discrimination law and allowed him to refuse to create a custom wedding cake. Source: New York Times. Please read the full article here:
Why is this even an option? What part of discrimination is so hard to understand?
1.the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.“victims of racial discrimination”
I believe in intelligence and education, can I refuse to serve and listen to stupid now? (Just expressing myself)
Lord/God/Universe/Mother Earth/Unicorns and Fairies…..help us, please!