A person may have gay friends and relatives, they may even love their fellow gay Americans, but if they decline participation in a same-sex wedding for theological reasons, the court wants us to assume they could only be motivated by bigotry, David Harsanyi writes for The Federalist.
And the crusade will continue to accelerate until the legal lynch mob gets to religious institutions.
In any event, I’m sure there will be an appeal. But since most Americans are fine with gay marriage and simultaneously put off by unpleasant (and in this case, deceptive) words like “discrimination” and “prejudice,” the courts, nearly always driven by the vagaries of public opinion, will find a way to force all to comply. This will go for any other businesses even tangentially related to weddings—food, music, and so on. And the crusade will accelerate until the legal lynch mob gets to religious institutions. No doubt, advocates will work backwards to come up with a great legal rationalization for all of it.
FOR MORE OF THIS COMMENTARY: Hey Christians, Say Goodbye To Religious Freedom.
(I have no problem with people who are homosexual. I vehemently disagree, however, with trying to change the institution of marriage. And destroying people who do not agree with a particular viewpoint.)