SCOTUS: Religious freedom is not an excuse for discrimination
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On December 5, 2017, the United States Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments in a case that will thrust homosexuality and same-sex marriage back into the forefront of legal and moral discussion. Gay couple, Charlie Craig and Daniel Mullin, were finally validated in 2014 when Colorado legalized gay marriage, by being struck right back down in 2017 by baker Jack S. Philips, who refused to make their wedding cake on the basis of his religion.
Their case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, will be presented to the court on December 5, 2017. If the baker prevails, this case will be setting a dangerous precedent for future “freedom of religion” defenses and demolish the great progress our country has made in the past several decades.
The Ku Klux Klan self-identifies as a white, Christian organization. While most every other human, Christian or not, detests the actions of this terrorist organization, they still claim to act in the name of their faith. They cite the Leviticus 20:24 when justifying their goal of complete racial segregation, “I am the Lord thy God which have separated you from other people." Would it be a fair argument to say that a KKK member is allowed to discriminate against blacks because it’s their, “religious freedom?” Leviticus is the same book that denounces homosexuality. The bakery owner even made the claim that the couple could have, “easily obtained a free wedding cake with a rainbow design from another bakery.” This is eerily similar to what a black person would have been told decades ago when entering a ‘white only’ establishment.
If Jack Phillips is allowed to discriminate based on sexuality, our country would be stepping right back into the 1940’s when people still believed that ‘separate but equal’ was considered good enough.
What would stop the KKK from citing Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission as precedent for their hate crimes?
Sign this petition to show you support human rights and believe that it is United States Supreme Court’s responsibility uphold the values of the Constitution, not allow discrimination to be codified into law.
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