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Let Them Bake Cake (or Not) (National Radio Commentary / Salem-Townhall.com) February 6, 2015

Posted by daviddavenport in Op/Eds, Radio Commentaries.

Federal courts are moving with amazing speed to authorize same-sex marriages.  But when courts become engines of social change—as they did with abortion decades ago—they often leave a mess in their wake.

Such is the case with those whose religious views do not permit same-sex marriage but are nevertheless being forced to support it.

Take the baker in Colorado who practices his faith in his craft.  He is appealing an order from the Colorado Civil Rights Commission saying he illegally discriminated against a same sex couple when he declined to do their wedding cake.  Or other creative professionals such as photographers, florists or wedding chapel owners who made similar decisions based on their religious beliefs.

Some state governments are pushing back, with legislation that would allow business owners to decline business that violates their religious faith.  In the end, courts must balance the 14th amendment claims of same-sex marriage proponents with the 1st amendment rights of Christians.

Link to Salem/Townhall.com audio:  http://townhall.com/talkradio/dailycommentary/699327

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