The Masterpiece Cakeshop decision is a small speed bump in the progressive’s war on religion, as well as a roadmap for the future.
The progressive attempt to use “gay rights” as a cudgel to destroy the Judeo-Christian religions in this country hit a very small speed bump today with the Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The Court held that Colorado had impermissibly denied a bakers right to free exercise of religion. Most media are describing the decision as “narrow.” It was a 7-2 decision, with only the most liberal justices, Sotomayer and Ginsburg, dissenting. So it was not a narrow decision in that sense.
The decision is “narrow” in the sense that the opinion is closely tailored to the unique facts of the case. The majority opinion was written by that budding gay romance novelist Justice Kennedy – the same man who has authored every Supreme Court decision finding for homosexuality and, usually, against religion since 1996 (Romer (Equal Protection clause applies to homosexuals) Lawrence (religion cannot be used as a basis for laws), Windsor (striking down the Defense of Marriage Act), and Obergefell (creating a right to gay marriage out of whole cloth)). His opinion is anything but a clear vindication of the Judeo Christian right of religious conscience. Almost to the contrary, Kennedy’s opinion is nothing more than a warning to progressives that, if you are going to war on Christianity, hide your anti-religious bias.