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Dec. 6, 2017

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Star Parker: “Those in favor of redefining and legalizing marriage between individuals of the same sex had a great victory in Obergefell v. Hodges, the 2015 Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. However, many supporters of that decision distort its spirit. It wasn’t about forcing all Americans to accept homosexuality. It was about including this behavior under the umbrella of our guarantees of freedom. The gay couple that wants to force a Christian man to make a cake for their wedding, against his deepest religious convictions, does not respect the ideal of liberty in which the Obergefell decision was handed down. If they did, they would respect differences and go elsewhere for their cake — something easily done. … How can … Christians, white and black, possibly feel that the U.S. Constitution secures for them the ‘blessings of liberty’ if, on a whim, a gay couple can walk into their establishment and demand a product that violates their religious convictions? Especially when those demanding this product or service can easily obtain it elsewhere. No, this is not like refusing to serve blacks in a restaurant. The spirit of that behavior is racism, the antithesis of ‘securing the blessings of liberty.’ At the end of the day, our Constitution is only as good as the goodwill of our citizens. Things will only work when the ideal of ‘securing the blessings of liberty’ is taken seriously and respected by all.”

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