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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:37 AM

Trump administration twists anti-discrimination law to claim the KKK is a protected class


The Ku Klux Klan Isn’t a Protected Class, So Get a Grip Already

Dec 6, 2017, 5:27pm Imani Gandy

How do I know the Klan isn't? Because it says so right in the law.

Jack Phillips, who fancies himself a cake artist and owns a Colorado bakery named Masterpiece Cakeshop, would like you to think that when he refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple in 2012, he wasn’t being a homophobic, bigoted, discriminatory, biased, prejudiced, or intolerant jackass.

He was simply acting on his religious beliefs. But Phillips’ denial of his own bias is not the only absurdity here. Listen to this: In his argument before the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on Tuesday for Phillips’ right to be a bigot, the lawyer for the U.S. government likened the gay couple—whose only “crime” was trying to buy a wedding cake—to the Ku Klux Klan.

But back to the beginning: When David Mullins and Charlie Craig asked Phillips to bake a cake for their wedding, Phillips said no. Phillips opposes same-sex marriage—it’s his religion, doncha know—and sent Mullins and Craig packing. And that move landed him in court, where he lost.

Ultimately, he appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court (read my colleague Jessica Mason Pieklo’s analysis of Tuesday’s oral arguments). And here we are—arguing about whether or not cake is speech and religious adherents are permitted to discriminate.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:38 AM

1. NEXT: African-Americans should apologize to the very fine people in the Klan

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:55 AM

2. Unfortunately, I think this SCOTUS will find cake is speech and religion

should be free to discriminate.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:09 AM

3. Which is a bigger "sin"?

Being gay or bigoted?

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