Monday, April 07, 2014
Tyranny: Supremes Won't Hear Appeal from Photographer Fined For Refusing to Shoot Gay Wedding
The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to hear an appeal from Elane Photography, a Christian-owned New Mexico business who was fined for turning down business that involved photographing gay marriages on religious grounds.
The New Mexico State Supreme Court had ruled against Elane Photography in 2013, ruling she discriminated against a gay couple because she refused to shoot their same-sex ceremony. Since the Supreme Court has clearly decided to ignore Elane's First Amendment rights, refusing even to hear the case, their cowardice means that this tyrannical ruling will stand as a precedent.
The implications are monstrous. What's next...will clergymen be forced to officiate over homosexual weddings and hold them in their mosques, synagogues, churches and temples regardless of their beliefs? Do private businesses no longer have the right to refuse services to anyone for any reason?
We apparently are no longer a nation of laws anymore. Or a nation of G-d-given freedoms.