Sens. Hatch and Lee celebrated the SCOTUS decision supporting the Colorado cake maker’s refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple as a victory for religious liberty. Why are the beliefs of the gay couple any less valid or important in consideration than the cake maker’s beliefs? Is the celebration of the commitment the couple made to each other any less worthy? From gay marriage to companies refusing to provide health insurance that includes birth control for its female employees, there appears to be a troubling double standard as to who gets to have religious liberty.
This is a secular country whose Establishment Clause of the First Amendment supposedly prevents the establishment of a religion. When picking a winner between two choices protecting the rights of religion, the benefit of the doubt should lean toward the secular side.
And don’t get me started on “In God We Trust.”
Douglas D. Reilly, Logan