Earlier this week, we told you that some Christian baker in California of all places scored a victory in court and was told she was not obligated to design and bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.
For once, sanity prevailed.
From Fox News:
A California bakery owner can continue to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples because it violates her Christian beliefs, a judge ruled.
The decision came after a lawyer for Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield argued that owner Cathy Miller’s right to free speech and free expression of religion trumps the argument that she violated a state anti-discrimination law.
Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe agreed but said Monday his ruling was tied closely to the fact that Miller was being asked to make a cake for an event and that the act of creating it was protected artistic expression.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel has been wrong on just about every political issue he has chimed in on lately and he recently was taken to task by Ben Shapiro for his ridiculous to decision to exploit his son’s tragic health crisis to make a political point.
From The Daily Caller:
Kimmel absolutely butchered that ruling Thursday night. The liberal comedian acted out a skit in which a restaurant declines to serve gay people and Jewish people certain dishes because of various employees’ religious beliefs. In one instance, the “waiter” (Kimmel) explains that the gay customer can order a salad the chef made yesterday but not a salad not yet made, because the chef doesn’t want to serve gay people.
Here’s the clip. Warning. It’s painful to watch. Kimmel tweeted it out saying, “Let gay people have their cake and eat it too.”
Anyone who is even remotely familiar with this conversation knows how silly this skit is.
Kimmel’s scaremongering misses the entire point of the judge’s ruling.
A chef making a salad listed on the menu for a customer who happens to be gay is not at all the same thing as an artist making a custom message for a specific event. In the first instance, the chef is simply denying service on account of the customer being gay. In the later example, the artist is being asked to express something about the event. Miller didn’t object to serving gay customers; she objected to participating in a gay wedding.
The judge made clear that his ruling would not protect the type of discrimination acted out in Kimmel’s skit.
“No vendor may refuse to sell their public goods, or services (not fundamentally founded upon free speech) based upon the perception of the gender identification of their customer, even upon religious grounds.” A retail tire shop, for example, “may not refuse to sell a tire because the owner does not want to sell tires to same sex couples.”
Another swing and a miss for Kimmel.
Jimmy came out the other day and said that conservatives can’t be late night hosts because they aren’t smart enough.
Still feel that way after this embarrassing skit Jimmy?
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]