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After Masterpiece, Itís Time to Change the Constitution
NY Times ^ | June 4, 2018 | Jennifer Finney Boylan

Posted on 06/05/2018 5:56:06 AM PDT by C19fan

The Supreme Court has ruled on the Masterpiece Cake case — and on the surface, it would appear to be a loss for L.G.B.T.Q. Americans. The justices ruled 7 to 2 that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated the religious freedom of a baker, Jack Phillips, when it sanctioned him for refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, in 2012.

“The commission’s hostility was inconsistent with the First Amendment’s guarantee that our laws be applied in a manner that is neutral toward religion,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: constitution; dignityamendment; homosexualagenda; jackphillips; lgbt
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Just reword the ERA adding gender orientation and gender identity.
1 posted on 06/05/2018 5:56:06 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

How about, “No.”


2 posted on 06/05/2018 5:57:18 AM PDT by dinodino
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After Masterpiece, It’s Time to Change the Constitution

Yeah good luck with that.

3 posted on 06/05/2018 5:58:29 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: C19fan

Typical RAT. Lose the game and keep changing the long time rules until you win.


4 posted on 06/05/2018 5:59:10 AM PDT by dforest (Never let a Muslim cut your hair.)
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To: C19fan

Using the NY Times standard....we should be throwing the Constitution out about every sixteen months, and writing a new fresh one.


5 posted on 06/05/2018 5:59:10 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: C19fan

Liberty is a one-way street to liberals.


6 posted on 06/05/2018 5:59:21 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dinodino

I noticed the “o” in your post was lowercase. Did you not read the article in all of it’s insanity ?

If you did I would expect you to type “How about, “HELL NO WEIRDO IDIOT”


7 posted on 06/05/2018 6:01:05 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: C19fan

“David French notes that one of Justice Kennedy’s reasons for finding Colorado was motivated by anti-religious animus in its ruling against the baker is that Colorado has protected the right of bakers to refuse to create cakes with explicitly anti-gay messages. This portion of the majority opinion will make it difficult in some wedding vendor cases for states to navigate their way around today’s decision.”

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/06/a-narrow-ruling-in-the-colorado-cake-baker-case.php


8 posted on 06/05/2018 6:01:10 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: C19fan

I am of the opinion that the Constitution, esp the 1st Amendment’s assembly clause is quite clear. Private (not corporate) individuals have the right to assemble -or not assemble- peacefully. One of the reasons private individuals assemble is for the conducting of commerce.

As such, the clause clearly establishes the right of the individual to either participate or not at their sole discretion. There is no “public accommodation” clause in the Constitution.


9 posted on 06/05/2018 6:01:13 AM PDT by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt)
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To: C19fan

NYT GFY


10 posted on 06/05/2018 6:03:04 AM PDT by Augie
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To: dforest

To paraphrase what Rush said yesterday, these media lefties sincerely believe most of America agrees with them.


11 posted on 06/05/2018 6:03:26 AM PDT by daler
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NYT...how about just GTFO of the country instead.


12 posted on 06/05/2018 6:04:24 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: daler
To paraphrase what Rush said yesterday, these media lefties sincerely believe most of America agrees with them.

It's "Pauline Kael Syndrome."

13 posted on 06/05/2018 6:07:03 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: dinodino

‘Change the constitution.’

It isn’t a Word document. It has a prescribed, very clear Amendment process. The process is difficult. Intentionally so.

ERA was a pig in poke that died a deserved death. God know what abuses would have occurred under its provisions and (mis)interpretations to cover everything from gays to people who think they’re magpies.


14 posted on 06/05/2018 6:08:21 AM PDT by relictele
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As I said yesterday to the disapproval on some on here - I believe people have the right to live the way they want to and that includes gay people. I am a pro-freedom and pro-diversity. This is what I believe as a conservative and it makes America great.

In the New York Times op-ed, the other side illustrated how they’re for coercion and conformity. If you don’t live and think the way they want, there is no room for you in their America. The American people are tolerant and genrous to all in their midst. Between us and the Left we should have that debate.

And the Constitution wasn’t written to protect folks we like or opinions of which we approve. Political correctness has no place in it. The Mastercake case brought that point home. Every American has a right to equal protecion of the laws, including Christian bakers. Period.


15 posted on 06/05/2018 6:09:02 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oratam

I refuse to watch it but Chris Plante has been hammering ‘The Fourth Estate’ which is the NY Times’ so-called documentary love letter to...The NY Times.

According to Plante the groupthink is impenetrable. The ‘men’ in the piece look, dress and act alike and have that mewling, lisping accent so prevalent today among the Pajama Boy set.


16 posted on 06/05/2018 6:09:40 AM PDT by relictele
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To: C19fan

Good luck changing the Constitution. LOL.


17 posted on 06/05/2018 6:09:57 AM PDT by kabar
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To: C19fan

Typical lib speak. Don’t like the result change the rules.


18 posted on 06/05/2018 6:11:42 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: goldstategop

Are you gay?


19 posted on 06/05/2018 6:14:08 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: ltc8k6

good point. So if one could site cases where the State backed an entity for it’s refusal to trade with anti gay motivated issues it cannot then turn around and refuse to back an entity for refusing to trade with pro gay motivated issues.


20 posted on 06/05/2018 6:14:09 AM PDT by ping jockey (mohamed sucks)
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