Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Apparently donating money to a hate group before oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop will help the cause

Jerry Boykin
What shall we call Jerry Boykin?
Assistant Hate Group Leader?
General Jerry again, executive vice president of Family Research Council, a notorious anti-LGBT hate group. That would be retired General Jerry Boykin, the anti-LGBT, anti-Muslim Christian supremacist. General Jerry is also as full of crap as the rest of the FRC crazies. According to Jerry:
The Supreme Court has set December 5 as the date they'll hear arguments in Jack Phillips' historic religious liberty case.

Jack stood up for his Christian faith when he declined to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, and now he's fighting on behalf of all Americans who value religious freedom.

This is the most important religious liberty case the Supreme Court has heard in decades, and it will determine whether you and I, as Christians, are truly protected by the First Amendment.

We must spend the next six weeks rallying national grassroots support for religious freedom in America to ensure that the Supreme Court sides with Jack and upholds the Constitution. Will you help us do exactly that with your immediate gift of $25, $35, $50, $100, or more today?
Oral arguments are scheduled for December 5 in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. He got that part correct.

What I want to know is this: Where did all those “tenthers” go? You will recall that those are the folks with a predilection for whining about states-rights when the state wants to discriminate against LGBT people. Suddenly, Poof! They're gone.

Jerry is correct that this is an important case. However, religious freedom in this country is defined as “Free Exercise” in the First Amendment. The courts have generally held that free exercise means the right to worship whomever you want in the way that you want to worship. Nowhere has free exercise meant a right to discriminate. Assuming that the Court rules in favor of the state, First Amendment rights and protections remain unchanged. It remains impermissible for the state to regulate belief but the state can regulate conduct.

As for that last paragraph, FRC can hold a farting contest or a six week fast-and-pray-in. Neither will have the slightest effect on oral arguments or, ultimately, how the Court rules in this case. No amount of money donated to FRC will make the least bit of difference. Right now we are just waiting on amicus briefs in support of respondent (Colorado). The rest of the briefing has been submitted.

General Jerry serves up some bullshit on white bread:
The outcome of this case will determine the future of religious freedom for all Americans - including you.

Arguments will be heard by the Supreme Court on December 5, so we have no time to waste in rallying our national grassroots network.
He really is saying that donating money to FRC prior to oral arguments will positively affect the case for conservative Christians. It is blatantly dishonest. The sanctimonious set, the self-righteous tools who claim to be all about biblical values seem to have no problem lying through their teeth when their greed dictates their behavior … and these folks are very greedy. Greedy for power and greedy for money.

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