Over the last few years, we’ve learned that it’s evil and backwards for a Christian bakery to refuse to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Never mind that these bakeries were not discriminating against gay customers (as all of them proved by pointing to their significant gay clientele) – the left made the argument that discriminating against a gay EVENT was the same thing. This had no precedent in civil rights law and certainly no basis in the Constitution. Nonetheless, time after time, courts ruled against these bakeries.
Well…now the shoe is on the other foot. And guess what? Suddenly liberals have no problem with the discrimination of ideas.
Some of you may remember when Sarah Huckabee Sanders read a letter that a young boy named Dylan wrote to President Trump, endorsing him as his favorite president of all time. In less than a day, the Washington Post, horrified that there might be a child out there bamboozled by the White Supremacist in the White House, sent its crack reporting team to California and doxxed the boy in the pages of its fake news rag. We learned the boy was 9-year-old Dylan Harbin…and we also learned that little Dylan wanted a pro-Trump cake for his birthday. His mother, however, “made him one herself, because she couldn’t find a bakery willing and able to do it.”
His mother couldn’t find a bakery willing to make a birthday cake celebrating THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? Well, we can’t say we’re surprised, now can we?
And hey, that’s fine. You know, it’s not “fine,” but it is what it is. These bakeries are within their legal rights, in other words. It’s the very foundation of the First Amendment. The government can’t tell you what you can’t say and it certainly can’t tell you what you MUST say, and that extends to the messages you endorse as a business owner.
But it’s certainly interesting that we don’t see the ACLU and all the rest of the liberal civil rights groups coming out of the woodwork to threaten these California bakeries with lawsuits. After all, they’ve already made it clear that ideological discrimination IS discrimination. But apparently that only pertains when the subject they’re discriminating against is a pet cause of the left, like gay marriage.