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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious freedom on Monday in a decision that affirmed a Colorado baker cannot be forced to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.
The opinion, cautioned dissapointed liberal advocates for gay rights, was “a very narrow one, applying to the specific facts of this case only.”
In point of fact, the ruling was a 7-2 decision – hardly narrow.
“It gave no hint as to how the court might decide future cases involving florists, bakers, photographers and other business owners who have cited religious and free-speech objections when refusing to serve gay and lesbian customers in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2015 same-sex marriage decision.”
WIBC host Tony Katz applauded the decision:
“There should be no doubt – no doubt whatsoever that there should be no ability to force people into liking others in a civilized and free society.”
Katz also spoke with Daily Wire Senior Editior, Emily Zanotti, who explained that the road to today’s ruling was a long and arduous process, which ultimately cost baker Jack Phillips his business, adding that the decision was limited in scope:
“Other bakers, pizza makers, and florists — many of whom have met with similar punishments for refusing to participate in same-sex weddings — may not be able to use Monday’s decision to defend their actions. A commission, who narrowly applies the discrimination rules of their state, in a neutral way, and with consideration of Free Exercise of religion as a civil right, may still be able to punish those who do not wish to provide material participation in a same-sex wedding ceremony.”
Click the link below to hear Tony’s full commentary on this morning’s decision and his interview with journalist Emily Zanotti: