It’s Not About Wedding Cakes

Masterpiece Cakeshop is again under fire, now the subject of a THIRD discrimination lawsuit alleging that owner Jack Phillips “discriminated” against a customer by refusing to make a cake for an unspecified event.

Phillips, of course, won at the United States Supreme Court after suing a Colorado “human rights” commission that punished him for refusing to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding in Denver, a task Phillips said violated his religious conviction that true marriage is between one man and one woman. Phillips offered to sell the couple a pre-made cake or refer them to another baker — solutions that would have allowed Phillips to avoid material participation in the same-sex wedding — but the couple weren’t satisfied and leveled a complaint with Colorado authorities.

This is why America is in so much trouble.

It has nothing to do with homosexuality. It has nothing to do with how you or I personally define marriage. It has everything to do with a snowflake’s definition of “rights” — a definition which has nothing to do with rights at all.

What “right” are these people suing the bakery for? The “right” to FORCE somebody else to make a cake for them. Why? “Because I say so”.

That’s all it amounts to.

Imagine if I stormed into YOUR business and demanded that you provide me goods and services. What if you didn’t want to? Would I still have a right to make you? If not, then why do YOU have a right, just because you’re gay or anything else, to compel a baker to make a cake for you?

It’s stupid. But it’s also sick and wrong. No matter what the specifics of the case. Why? Because it involves homosexuality? Of course not. Because it involves unjust, unwarranted and totally irrational coercion.

It’s NO different than anybody else suing a baker who refuses to make a cake for him for any other reason. That would include a straight person going into an all-gay neighborhood and demanding that a gay caterer provide services for his heterosexual wedding. Or a guest house catering only to gays and lesbians refusing to let a straight couple stay at the guest house, because guests prefer people of their own sexual orientation. Who’s to say what’s right? It’s up to the owners!

It’s ironic. PROPERTY RIGHTS are the whole basis for leaving consenting adults free to do in their bedroom what they choose, so long as it’s not rape or child abuse. Yet PROPERTY RIGHTS are routinely ignored when it comes to cases like this. Gays and lesbians who support these lawsuits are denigrating the very property rights they DEPEND UPON in order to make sure the government never enters their bedrooms. Do they have a clue?

When will leftist Americans get it through their thick skulls: NOBODY HAS A RIGHT TO FORCE YOU TO DO ANYTHING. Perhaps most Americans do still grasp this. Sometimes I think most Americans still do. But if so, they’re letting these bullies on courts, in state houses, in Congress and in the White House (at least with the previous president) bully us around.

It has got to stop.

The only right that applies is when you make a promise, especially in a legally binding contract, and then you fail to deliver on that legally binding promise. That’s not the case here, and that’s not the case with the vast majority of anti-discriminatory lawsuits.

I am sick of America as it is. I am just sick of it. It has got to stop.


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