Legal affairs columnist at The Daily Beast, Jay Michaelson, has offered the dumbest idea yet to solve the problem of homosexual couples trying to force Christians to provide goods and services for their faux-weddings.
Michaelson, who writes on “law, religion, and sexuality,” is a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law School, which provides clear evidence that intelligence and prestigious educations provide no bulwark against foolishness.
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Tagged Barronelle Stutzman, Elaine Huguenin, Jack Phillips, Jay Michaelson, Jim Walder, Joanna Duka, Melissa Klein, religious bigotry, Same-sex marriage, The Daily Beast
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has dealt a severe blow to religious freedom and freedom of speech in a highly publicized case involving a New Mexico photographer.
The High Court has refused to hear the appeal of Elaine Huguenin, who was found guilty of “sexual orientation” discrimination for failing to photograph a same-sex ceremony.
Huguenin owns Elane Photography along with her husband, Jon, in Albuquerque. They are both committed evangelical Christians. Elaine was approached in 2006 by a lesbian “couple” who asked her to photograph their civil union ceremony.
When Huguenin declined to accept the job, …
Last Thursday, the Supreme Court of New Mexico ruled that the First Amendment does not protect a Christian photographer’s ability to decline to take pictures of a same-sex commitment ceremony—even when doing so would violate the photographer’s deeply held religious beliefs. As Elaine Huguenin, owner of Elane Photography, explained: “The message a same-sex commitment ceremony communicates is not one I believe.”