The United States’ Supreme Court, and the British Supreme Court, have to muse and deliberate on two almost identical cases, both of which revolve around the idea and ideal of Religious Freedom and Conscience.
The cake case from America revolves around a Colorado baker, who bakes and ices expensively decorated cakes for all occasions. He was approached by two homosexuals accompanied by the mother of one bloke, and asked to make a cake for the same-sex wedding reception. He declined, on the grounds that his religious beliefs would not allow him to have anything to do with same-sex marriage. He said other bakeries would accommodate them. They sued on the grounds of discrimination, and won. The baker appealed, and now the Supreme Court is due to have a look at the whole idea of a baker being forced to go against that which he believes is hedonistic, wrong and against everything he holds sacred. The Justice Department is backing Jack, but we shall see what is sweet, and flavourful, when the top Judges sit and speak.
The British Supremes must deliberate on a similar idea, which came from Ashers, a bakery in Northern Ireland which refused to bake a cake for a homosexual campaigner, on the grounds that they did not subscribe to the ideals represented by the logo requested, which supported same-sex marriage. The Equalities Commission (?????) got involved in the prosecution of this case, which the bakers initially lost; but their case, backed by the inestimable Christian Institute; now resides in the hands, or rather on the minds, of the British Supremes.
The matter which resides in both cases revolves around the lack of any ‘conscience’ obligation within both sets of Law, in both America and in Gt. Britain. When both Bills were being drafted, campaigners pleaded for a reliable conscience defence to be included, but the voices were ignored: and so we come to this. If either or both cases go against the defendants, we will be no doubt be seeing Muslim bakers being forced to bake cakes with Koranic cartoons iced into the cake face, or Anglican printers made to produce leaflets praising ‘Jihadi’ murders; both instances enforced on the grounds of non-discrimination.
The Equality Laws in the United Kingdom were brought in to Parliament under Labour; they were approved under the bloody Tories, but they have been stewed and glued by a veritable avalanche of ‘discrimination campaigners’ and their efforts over the years. If the reader spends a contemplative half-hour paging through the learned work labelled The Rise of the Equalities Industries, he will learn of the progress of this monstrous regime. When Charles Dickens brought the phrase “The law is an ass” into general usage, he was simply stating what is always true; the Law, unless every byway is covered or locked out, will be bent sideways until the lawyers achieve what they wish to see, and a good idea is usually bastardised in return.
Bake your cake? Sorry, but the price is, or would be; too high!
I hope that the long march of the homosexual lobby will be stopped in its tracks on both sides of the Atlantic: with Gorsuch on the Supremes for America, the defence will probably win through; in Belfast, the liberal Judiciary will probably side with the Sesame Street bunch.