Will the Supreme Court stand by God? I guess we’ll see. This article was posted by The Daily Signal, dated Wednesday, February 23. 2022, headlined, “Colorado Is Again Trying to Compel a Wedding Vendor’s Speech. Supreme Court Has a Chance to Defend Freedom“.
Some U.S. Court of Appeals have a long history of issuing decisions that are demonstrably hostile to wedding artists seeking to exercise their First Amendment rights. Whether for wedding flowers, or for custom designed wedding cakes, these courts have repeatedly circumvented the rights of business owners to both practice their religious freedom and refuse to affirm messages that contradict their deeply held religious beliefs in the provision of their unique services.
By applying nondiscrimination laws to businesses they deem to be public accommodations, the states of Colorado and Washington have so far found a way to subjugate the First Amendment rights of those proprietors to the desire of individuals seeking a particular wedding product or service from a particular vendor. To date, they have consistently found the latter be the more compelling. But one wedding vendor in Colorado is hopeful that such a trend won’t last.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court granted writ of certiorari in another “wedding vendor” case. In 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, the court will decide whether a state’s application of a nondiscrimination law, which would compel a website designer to create a website for a same-sex wedding, which she believes violates her sincerely held religious beliefs, violates her right to free speech under the First Amendment.
Thomas Robb, the National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, headquartered centrally in Harrison, Arkansas, spoke out saying, “No business in America should be forced to accommodate homosexuals. When a Christian is forced to accommodate sin, they in effect are commiting this sin as well. Many so-called Christians will say, ‘I don’t care if someone is a homosexual, as long as they aren’t bothering me’. This is called ‘tolerance’, and tolerance is a sin as well. Many of today’s One World Churches preach homosexuality is OK. Whether a persons engage in homosexuality or tolerate this perversion it is still against long standing and settled moral law.”