No the judge never ordered the baker to bake the cake<quoted text>It's a Catch-22. On one hand, you could argue that the law applies to everyone equally across the board thus rendering religious exemptions DOA. But part of the "equal" part of our nation's law is that it permits the freedom of religion and that of certain religious beliefs. Case in point is ongoing in Colorado where, as you know, a judge has ordered a baker to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple even though it's against the bakers religious beliefs. So, what's the answer?
Fine. If the baker gets to claim religious freedom as a reason he's immune then so can anyone for anything.<quoted text> It could be argued that the baker is ignoring the rights of the gay couple and that, in doing so, he's violating the Constitution. It can also be argued that it is the baker who's rights are being infringed upon because he's being ordered to do something that is clearly against his personal faith. I see a dangerous trend here. I can foresee the day when religion, in general, is deemed too much of a burden on society and thus is cast away indefinitely. We know what happens after that...don't we?
All those parents who murdered their children because "God told them to" or because "the devil was in it" did the right thing and should be free, right?
People should be allowed to stone others to death, right?
No the judge never ordered the baker to bake the cake