Friday, January 10, 2014

ADF's baker is now a 'cake artist'

Fuck You Cupcakes
In American Family Association's blog, ADF defends willful discrimination.
In the summer of 2012, Charlie Craig and David Mullins filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division after cake artist Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop refused to endorse their marriage ceremony because of his faith. Last month the Colorado Administrative Law Court ruled Phillips must provide the cakes for homosexuals and prove that he has complied with the court order. Alliance Defending Freedom on Monday filed an appeal on Phillips' behalf.
They might get away with this drivel in Christianist quarters but a judge is less likely to be swayed by such laughable demagoguery. Let's cut through the BS.

  1. Mr. Phillips is a baker. This "artistry" silliness is an attempt to circumvent valid non-discrimination laws. Smearing icing on spongecake is neither artistry nor God's work. 
  2. Baking a cake is not an "endorsement" of anything short of excessive calorie consumption.
  3. Unless I am mistaken, Colorado is not a marriage equality state. It's not really relevant either way but ADF likes to pile up the hyperbole.
There is nothing novel here. There is also nothing new about discrimination based on religious belief. As Justice Scalia wrote (for the majority) in Employment Division v. Smith, religious exemptions to otherwise valid laws make those laws completely unenforceable. For nearly 50 years now our nation has clearly defined what constitutes a public accommodation. As a matter of public policy we have unambiguously determined what constitutes discrimination. In Colorado that includes sexual orientation.
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