My opinion on Wedding Cake Fascism has been abundantly clear; in line with my libertarian principles and the Non-Aggression Principle, I don’t believe the Government has any right to force any business to sell to any customer they don’t want to. Full Stop.
Nevertheless, oral arguments at the Supreme Court happened yesterday. I’m pretty sure it will come down to 5-4 ruling in favor of Wedding Cake Fascism because Old Man Kennedy — who found a right to “dignity” in the Constitution to make gay marriage the law of the land — will find that “dignity” requires forcing Christians to bake cake for gay weddings (but not Mohammedans to transport leader dogs for blind people).
There were some interesting (interesting being a euphemism for horrifying) comments made by the wedding cake fascist side, including this one:
Chief Justice Roberts: “So Catholic Legal Services would be put to the choice of either not providing any pro bono legal services or providing those services in connection with the same-sex marriage?”
Colorado lawyer: “Yes”
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who is perhaps the dumbest person to ever sit on the Supreme Court, had this to say after the baker’s lawyer said people shouldn’t be forced into expressive activities that support gay marriage: “Then don’t participate in weddings!”
Get it? The wedding cake fascists are arguing that if you engage in business, you forfeit any right to choose who you do business with. And if you don’t want to do business with certain people, you shouldn’t start a business. It’s analogous to saying you forfeit your 3rd Amendment rights by owning a house. (If you don’t want to quarter troops, don’t own a house.) If you don’t want your property searched without a warrant, just don’t have property.
I am pretty much done with this topic. I wouldn’t even have said anything were it not for the very scary and fascistic assertions made by Sotomayor and the Colorado lawyer at the SCOTUS. Anyway, CFG wrote a piece about it, but it’s nothing I haven’t said already: Why I Don’t Want to Force Anybody to Bake a Cake for My Gay Wedding.
Also, Matt Walsh has been commenting on what a nasty pair of vindictive little bitches are the gay couple who started this lawsuit. I think he’s right, they do seem bitter and self-loathing. People who respect themselves and are self-validating don’t need to have the state bully people for not liking them.