Leftist Hypocrisy On Religious Traditions BRUTALLY Exposed

Colorado Cake Maker Just Got GOOD NEWS About His SCOTUS Case – by Calvin Freiburger

Oral arguments are currently underway in the case of Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop in Denver, which has been dragged all the way to the United States Supreme Court by Charlie Craig and David Mullins, a gay couple who decided a costly legal battle to destroy a private business was a better use of their time than simply finding another bakery that didn’t have religious objections to making a cake for a same-sex wedding. But while nothing is set in stone yet, there are signs that the Supremes might actually uphold religious liberty on this one.

At SCOTUSblog, Amy Howe attempts to read the tea leaves, and concludes that Justice Anthony Kennedy, a notorious swing vote, is more likely than not to side with the high court’s conservatives and uphold Phillips’ right to not serve ceremonies that are incompatible with his religious convictions:

At first, Kennedy seemed to acknowledge the impact that a ruling for the baker could have for gays and lesbians. He told Solicitor General Noel Francisco, who argued on behalf of the United States in support of Masterpiece Cakeshop, that if the baker were to win, he could put up a sign indicating that he would not bake cakes for same-sex couples. That, Kennedy suggested, would be “an affront to the gay community.”

But later, Kennedy asked Colorado Solicitor General Frederick Yarger, representing the state, about a statement by a member of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission who noted that religious beliefs had in the past been used to justify other forms of discrimination, like slavery and the Holocaust. It is, the commission member contended, “one of the most despicable pieces of rhetoric that people can use their religion to hurt others.” If we thought that at least this member of the commission had based his decision on hostility to religion, Kennedy asked Yarger, could the judgment against Masterpiece stand? Kennedy returned to this idea again a few minutes later, telling Yarger that “tolerance is essential in a free society.” But Colorado, Kennedy posited, hasn’t been very tolerant of Phillips’ religious beliefs in this case.

Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito are all-but certain to side with Phillips, Justice Neil Gorsuch is untested by widely expected to do the same, and while Chief Justice John Roberts infamously sold out to judicial activists in saving Obamacare, he went on to forcefully dissent from SCOUTS’s redefinition of marriage, which suggests he’ll rule the right way here as well. That means that if Kennedy continues on his current track, there will be a five-vote majority protecting religious liberty.

Still, while Kennedy’s latest musings are encouraging, they’re not exactly conclusive. Note that even when he seems to be heading toward the right outcome, its his sense of fairness that’s leading him there, not application of the Constitution as it was originally understood.

So this is far from a reliable foundation for long-term protection of our rights — which is all the more reason we need more replacements on the Supreme Court and for Congress to reassert its role in checking the courts and upholding the Constitution — at least we seem to be in store for a short-term victory when a ruling on the case is handed down this summer.

Here’s a sampling of tweets on the case that are well worth your time:

Do you think Anthony Kennedy will come through, or will his left-wing tendencies get the better of him? Share your predictions below.