If anyone needs proof that liberals on the Supreme Court are ideologically inclined in their interpretation of the Constitution, the gay marriage decision should provide that in spades. By making gay marriage an absolute right, despite the fact there is no Constitutional backing for the decision, they are effectively ruling that the First Amendment is unconstitutional. For over 200 years, freedom of religion has been an absolute right. Now, liberals are saying only for churches. But the Constitution wasn’t written for groups, it was written for the individual.
Let’s examine the case of Sweet Cakes By Melissa. The bakery had made cakes for a gay couple several times. One day the couple came in and requested a wedding cake. This changed the dynamic. They were being asked to participate in a gay wedding against their firmly held religious beliefs. They refused. That refusal led to harassment against the bakery, which forced them to close their doors. To make matters worse, Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, who has set himself as a tin god based on his ideology, fined Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the bakery, $135,000 based on the claims by the lesbian customers who were refused service. The couple listed several dozen items that the denial of the cake caused, including loss of appetite and weight gain. You can’t make this stuff up.
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