The Daily Wire‘s Matt Walsh just revealed the true identity of the gay couple in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
And despite what the media wants you to think, they are not victims, but rather ‘vindictive bullies’ hellbent on destroying lives.
First, some backstory on the case…
From Washington Post:
There was a strange sense of deja vu in the Supreme Court Tuesday morning. Twenty-five years ago, Colorado voters passed Amendment 2, which nullified protections against anti-gay discrimination statewide, and which the Supreme Court later struck down. In Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which was argued Tuesday, the religious conservatives who pushed for Amendment 2 sought to undermine civil rights protections in another way — by claiming that the Constitution gives them the right to discriminate against gay people.
Masterpiece arose when Lakewood baker Jack Phillips refused to provide a cake for a same-sex wedding. The couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which held that Phillips had violated the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA). Phillips responded by saying that applying CADA to make him use his artistic talents to bake a cake for same-sex couples violated his constitutional rights to free speech and religious conscience.
The case, though, is about more than just cake — it is an important and dangerous battle in the broader war between religion and speech rights that conservatives claim on one hand, and LGBT rights, contraceptive access and compliance with health-care laws on the other. Many justices seemed sympathetic to the baker: Noel Francisco, President Trump’s new solicitor general, claimed that leaving the law intact would mean that an African American sculptor could be forced to make a cross for a Ku Klux Klan event if he made crosses for the general public.
From Daily Wire:
The Supreme Court began hearing arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case today. Ben Shapiro has already provided a helpful refresher on the case, which you can read here. If you’re too lazy to click the link, here are the basic bullet points:
-Jack Phillips owns and operates a bakery called Masterpiece Cakeshop.
-Phillips is a devout Christian.
-Phillips used to make beautiful cakes, but is no longer permitted to do so.
-He’s no longer permitted to make cakes because one time, a few years ago, he declined to decorate a cake for a gay wedding.
1. This is one of the most important Supreme Court cases in American history.
The First Amendment is on trial, not Jack Phillips. If Phillips loses, free speech is effectively finished in this country. If a Christian business owner can be forced by the state to create something that goes against his deeply held religious beliefs — beliefs shared by a majority of the world, by the way — then what function does the First Amendment really serve?
2. When First Amendment rights are pitted against LGBT rights, First Amendment rights should always win.
Because LGBT rights don’t exist. Your gayness does not come with special rights and privileges. Your sexual proclivities have no bearing on anything. We all have the same rights, or we should. That’s what “equal protection” means.
3. The behavior of the gay couple in this case has been truly despicable.
Let’s be clear about the real victim in this situation. Phillips — the decent, hardworking Christian business owner, who employed members of his community and provided a valuable service — is the victim. He did not seek out this notoriety. He did not want to be at the center of a national controversy. He just wanted to make his cakes and live his life. He was a decent, normal man, living a decent, normal, inconspicuous life. Until Mullins and Craig walked in the door.
Either way, they’re the bullies here. They’re the villains of this drama. Phillips is an innocent man fighting for his right to live and work in peace, and in accordance with his faith.
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]