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icymist's Journal
icymist's Journal
July 1, 2023

Of course religion is being used to discriminate against a protected group.

The whole case is a hypothetical 'what if' that never happened where nobody was damaged except for an innocent man in San Franscisco whose name and identity was being used to bring this false case about.

Yes, that was his name, phone number, email address, and website on the inquiry form. But he never sent this form, he said, and at the time it was sent, he was married to a woman. “If somebody’s pulled my information, as some kind of supporting information or documentation, somebody’s falsified that,” Stewart explained. (Stewart’s last name is not included in the filing, so we will be referring to him by his first name throughout this story.)
A hate group that uses religion to bring about persecution of targeted groups then financed this fiasco, bringing it all the way to the SCOTUS.
Represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, she filed a First Amendment lawsuit in federal court in Colorado arguing that this vanilla Colorado civil rights law violates her freedom of speech by forcing her to create a custom wedding website for same-sex couples, in violation of what she thinks marriage should be.
The Roberts Court decided to hear the case despite the Southern Poverty Law Center's description of the sponsoring group as having a clear political agenda.
Founded by some 30 leaders of the Christian Right, the Alliance Defending Freedom is a legal advocacy and training group that has supported the recriminalization of sexual acts between consenting LGBTQ adults in the U.S. and criminalization abroad; has defended state-sanctioned sterilization of trans people abroad; has contended that LGBTQ people are more likely to engage in pedophilia; and claims that a “homosexual agenda” will destroy Christianity and society. ADF also works to develop “religious liberty” legislation and case law that will allow the denial of goods and services to LGBTQ people on the basis of religion. Since the election of President Trump, ADF has become one of the most influential groups informing the administration’s attack on LGBTQ rights.
This put a hypothetical case in front of SC justices who lied in conformation hearings in the US Senate about how they would rule in hypothetical instances. Now real world rights are taken away from a protected class.

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