Libs think the First Amendment only applies to them–no one else.
Wonder of wonders! A superior court judge in California, of all places, has ruled that the state cannot force you to say and do things contrary to your religious beliefs.
I’m not linking to this news story, nor providing any proper names, lest some troll should see it and use the information to launch a campaign of harassment against the defendant or the judge. It’s too bad I have to do that, but that’s the age we’re living in and it won’t get better for as long as Democrats hold public office.
The judge ruled that creating a wedding cake is “artistic expression”–which of course it is–and that no one can be compelled to create a work of art for a same-sex “wedding.” The baker did refer the, uh, “couple” to another bakery, but that’s never good enough, is it? Once they’ve got your First Amendment rights in the crosshairs, the Far Left will always shoot.
Simply, the judge ruled (I repeat for the sake of clarity) that the state cannot force a person to create a piece of art against his or her will.
As a novelist, that’s a relief to me. I can easily imagine a writer being sued for not including “positive gay characters,” or whatever, in a story. Don’t laugh: they fired the creator of Midsomer Murders–and “investigated” him, as if he’d committed a crime!–for not including more “minority” characters in his screenplays.
There are a lot of people out there trying to erase our freedom. But at least one judge isn’t with them.