First, the opening of the above titled post by Laurie Higgins, then a bit of the back-and-forth on facebook we had when Laurie orginally posted a note about the cases:
Irony ‘o’ the Day: Christian bakers lose their business and are fined $135,000 for exercising their religious liberty by declining to bake a wedding cake for a homosexual anti-wedding, while Muslim truck drivers in Illinois win $240,000 for exercising their religious liberty by declining to deliver alcohol.
As sure as darkest night follows day, liberal legal eagles will start parsing legal language and cherry-picking precedents to explain why the Muslim case is soooo different and the result soooo constitutionally justifiable. But reasonable people using common sense and a dollop of wisdom know that spiritually blind people are doing what spiritually blind people have been doing since Adam and Eve made a really bad snack choice: rejecting truth.
This blindness has resulted too in the suspension of Bremerton High School football coach Joe Kennedy for praying on the football field after games. Meanwhile, gender-dysphoric, cross-dressing teachers like “Karen” Topham at Lake Forest High School or “Dane” Fox at Glenbrook North High School get to keep their jobs.
So in public schools today, the voluntary post-game prayers of a coach are wholly unacceptable, while the cross-dressing and cross-sex hormone-doping of gender-rejecting teachers is acceptable.
When on Facebook Laurie Higgins referred to the Christian bakers and Muslim truck drivers, she wrote:
All the liberal legal eagles will start parsing legal language and precedents to explain why the Muslim case is SOOOOO different and the result SOOOOO justifiable, but reasonable people using common sense and a dollop of wisdom know that spiritually blind people are doing what spiritually blind people have been doing since Adam and Eve made a really bad snack choice.
This was my comment:
In a shooting war, the size and effectiveness of the army & arsenal matter along with generalship and luck. In this war between common sense and idiocy, forget the lawyers. They’re plumbers of the law, paid to either keep the stuff moving or to stop it up. They will argue whatever they’re paid to argue, however brilliant or comical.
The reason those cases exist is because the conservatives have failed, and continue to fail, to adequately bring superior forces (etc.) to bear in the information war. If the public wasn’t hearing from mostly one side and was instead getting better information, any legal judgment issued by a crazy judge (and there are a lot of them out there) would be laughed at and either ignored or dealt with appropriately by higher courts or legislative bodies. The remedies are entry into the information war and/or religious revival.
Image credit: BarbWire.com photo of Coach Kennedy.