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Now that all the talking heads and other experts have weighed in on the recent Supreme Court decision – let me add my two cents.

The U.S. supreme Court handed down a rather limp decision this week in the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

The justices decided, in a 7-2 decision, that, “a Christian baker didn’t get a fair hearing before a state civil-rights commission and therefore shouldn’t be penalized for turning away a same-sex couple.” So writes the Wall Street Journal.

Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips was perfectly within his rights to refuse to bake a wedding cake for the homosexual couple, Charlie Craig and David Mullins. The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights specifies, “Congress shall make no law” prohibiting the free exercise of one’s religion. But that’s exactly what the Colorado Civil Rights Commission did. The commission’s ruling was completely one-sided, as were the lower courts, when it was clear by Phillip’s own words that his intention was not to discriminate, but merely freely exercise his religious beliefs.

If he were discriminating against the couple, he would refuse to serve them anything. And as an aside, my opinion of the Constitution is that any private citizen or business should be able to discriminate. Let the marketplace decide. And furthermore – again, in my opinion – this was a set up. The baker may not have been targeted from the start, but was once he refused.

Phillips explains things in a piece he wrote for USA Today in December:

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About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

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