So when people say elections matter I’m thinking this is what they mean.
The Trump administration’s Justice Department filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Jack Phillips, the Christian baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. In the words of Joe Biden this is a big…well, never mind what Joe Biden would say. But it is a big deal. If you’re playing the home version of Good Trump/Bad Trump game, this might just be your get out of jail free card. Literally, if you’re a Christian.
Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips has been getting beat on by every level of government from civil rights commissions to politicians and judges since the day he politely declined to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. As a side note, I hate when the media reports that he refused to bake a cake for a gay man because, while that’s technically true, that’s not the actual heart of the matter. Jack Phillips would gladly bake a cake or any form of bakery thing that bakers make for a gay person. He did, however, refuse to bake a cake for a certain event which went against his faith. It’s sort of a big difference that the media mostly just rolls over. Accidentally on purpose.
But the news here is that the federal government is once again in the business of defending religious liberty. Seeing as its a right (and they’re supposed to be unalienable and granted to us by God) this seems like one of the responsibilities that government should take sorta’ seriously. This is a refreshing and tangible step in the defense of religious liberty from the Trump administration. One wonders when the Southern Poverty Law Center will declare the Justice Department a “hate group.”