Levin: The Masterpiece Cakeshop case ‘means nothing from a constitutional perspective’

· June 5, 2018  
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Monday on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin addressed the media controversy over the Supreme Court decision in favor of the Christian baker in Colorado who chose not to bake a cake for a gay wedding.

While many conservatives celebrated the decision as a win for religious liberty, Levin read aloud the court’s opinion, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, and made an important distinction.

“What they’re saying here is this opinion is specific to this case, these facts, which is kind of odd, really. So why would the Supreme Court take it up, if they’re not settling a constitutional matter? Anyone know the answer to that? Because they didn’t have the votes,” Levin said.

He pointed out that Kennedy also wrote the Obergefell v. Hodges decision in 2015.

“Kennedy, really, is the author of this ultimate disaster. [The Courts] nationalized the issue of marriage.”

“So now they’ve created these new rights, out of whole cloth, and now they conflict with religious liberty, the First Amendment.”

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“Is this a legal opinion, or is he preaching? This means nothing. I mean, I agree with everything he said, but it means nothing, from a constitutional perspective,” Levin said

Levin reminded listeners that the tension between the gay marriage decision and First Amendment rights is not resolved.

“This will not be resolved until five justices throw down the gauntlet and either side with gay marriage or side with fundamental religious liberty.”


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Author: Carmel Kookogey