Friday, June 29, 2018

I          David Mullins and Charlie Craig visited Masterpiece Cakeshop last year, with Craig’s mother, to order a cake for their upcoming wedding reception. Mullins and Craig planned to marry in Massachusetts and then celebrate with family and friends back home in Colorado. Masterpiece owner Jack Phillips informed them that because of his religious beliefs the store’s policy was to deny service
to customers who wished to order baked goods to celebrate a same-sex couple’s wedding.                                                                             
“Being denied service by Masterpiece Cakeshop was offensive and dehumanizing especially in the midst of arranging what should be a joyful family celebration,” said Mullins. “No one should fear being turned away from a public business because of who they are. We are grateful to have the support of our community and our state, and we hope that today’s decision will help ensure that no one else will experience this kind of discrimination again in Colorado.”                                                                
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
II          Google Will Not Renew Pentagon Contract That Upset Employees                Google to drop Pentagon AI contract after employee objections to the              ‘business of war’

III          Sarah Sanders says she was kicked out of restaurant because she works            for Trump: “Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington,            VA to leave because I work for POTUS and I politely left.”


I        In the absence of any legal backlash, I assume the Red Hen justly denied Sarah her meal because her politics were unacceptable in its proprietor’s opinion.

II       Jack Phillips experienced legal backlash for his refusal to sell to all who wished to buy his product.  It seemed for a long season that he must reverse his position or loose his livelihood.  However, an appeal to the Supreme Court did establish his right to choose to whom he would sell.

III      In the absence of any legal backlash, Google evidently has the right to refuse a sale because of upset employees (even a sale to the US government for the protection of our country) for, again, there has been no legal backlash.

 Sure is confusing.  Must not be the same thing.  Or, is this the way “666” works its way into earth’s economy?

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