What happened to these conservative appointed judges on the U.S. Supreme Court? I thought that they were supposed to care about the Constitution, that they would do the right thing to protect freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and gun rights.
Well, it would appear that none of them care to do their job to protect freedom of religion, and it is utterly infuriating. Jack Phillips gives us the awful details,
The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear an appeal over a florist’s refusal to offer service for a wedding of a same-sex couple, allowing a state court’s ruling that the shop engaged in unlawful discrimination.
The court ruled 6-3 in declining to take it up. At least four justices need to vote in favor of granting a petition to authorize a review of a case. Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Clarence Thomas voted in favor […] of taking the case.
The Supreme Court didn’t provide an explanation for its denial to hear the case, stating, in part: “The petition for a writ of certiorari is denied.”
In June, the Washington state Supreme Court issued a ruling against the florist, Barronelle Stutzman, who refused to create a floral arrangement for Robert Ingersoll’s same-sex wedding in 2013.
The state court had “branded Barronelle a ‘discriminator’ and ordered her to attend, facilitate, and create custom floral art celebrating all marriages or none,” Kristen Waggoner, an attorney for Stutzman, had written to the justices.
Let’s be clear here. This is an utter failure of the U.S. Supreme Court to do the right thing. The right thing to do would have been to take up this case, and, contrary to what leftists keep screaming, the issue in this case has nothing to do with gay rights, gay marriage, or anything of the sort.
No, the issue here is whether the government can force people to do work that they don’t want to do. It wouldn’t matter if the work is shoveling chicken manure or making bouquets for gay weddings. Any business has the right to refuse business for any reason, and potential customers have the right to reject working with certain businesses for any reason that they want.
It’s called freedom.
But it would appear that freedom is something that most members of the U.S. Supreme don’t care about these days.