Excellent article from Peggy Noonan in the WSJ, "America and the Aggressive Left."
She quotes a tweet: "Can the government compel a Jewish baker to deliver a wedding cake on a Saturday? If not why not?"
Good question. Here's a few more:
Can the gov't force a gay-owned bakery to bake an anniversary cake for the Westboro Baptist Church that reads: "Happy Anniversary! God Hates Fags!"
Can the gov't force a Muslim-owned barbershop to provide services to a woman?
Can the gov't force a Jewish-owned grocery store to sell pork?
Can the gov't force an atheist bookstore to sell fundamentalist Christian books?
If not, why not?
Of course, once you realize that opposition to the recently vetoed Arizona law protecting religious freedom was based on hysterical doomsday rhetoric and intentional misrepresentations, you'll see that the goal here is not tolerance or inclusion but increased gov't power and control over individual consciences.
This is nothing new. Kings, parliaments, dictators, and bureaucrats hate a well-formed, individual conscience. It limits their power, thus wounding their egos.____________________
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