Today, Jack Phillips and those supporting him are trying to defend his religious liberty. It’s not just about him or Masterpiece Cakeshop, though. This is a case that’s going to have ramifications on the entire nation. The Supreme Court will decide if we are able to hold our religious beliefs above political correctness in a society that is increasingly less tolerant of such things.
In an article that he wrote for USA Today, Phillips expressed his views. This line encapsulates his entire argument:
“Just as I shouldn’t be able to use the law to force others to design something that promotes my beliefs, others shouldn’t be able to force me to design a cake that celebrates theirs.”
Source: USA Today
I’m happy to sell a cake to anyone, whatever his or her sexual identity. People should be free to make their own moral choices. I don’t have to agree with them.
But I am responsible for my own choices. And it was that responsibility that led me to decline when two gentlemen came into my shop and invited me to create a wedding cake for their same-sex ceremony.