Donald Trump won the 2016 election in large part because he promised to put conservative justices on the Supreme Court.
The President fulfilled that promise with the nominations of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
And Brett Kavanaugh just handed down one ruling that will leave you floored.
The Supreme Court made a major announcement when they lifted a lower court order forcing Christian baker Melissa Klein to pay a $135,000 fine.
The lower court ordered the fine because she declined to make a cake for a homosexual wedding due to her deeply held Christian belief in marriage being between a man and a woman.
Brett Kavanaugh and the other Justices ordered the lower court to reconsider the case in light of a 2018 Supreme Court ruling holding that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission allowed hostility toward a Christian baker by wrongly interpreting a state anti-discrimination law.
The Daily Caller reports:
The Supreme Court lifted an order Monday punishing a Christian baker in Oregon who refused to produce a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, telling a lower court to reconsider the dispute in light of the 2018 Masterpiece Cakeshop decision.
The decision keeps a contentious social dispute over the rights of religious dissenters and LGBT patrons off the high court’s docket in the near term.
“This is a victory for Aaron and Melissa Klein and for religious liberty for all Americans,” said Kelly Shackelford, president of First Liberty Institute, a cause lawyering firm that represents the Klein family. “The Constitution protects speech, popular or not, from condemnation by the government. The message from the Court is clear, government hostility toward religious Americans will not be tolerated.”
The Oregon case is in many respects a redux of the 2018 Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, which pertained to an Evangelical baker in Colorado. Though the justices found for the Colorado baker because a state panel displayed hostility toward his religious beliefs, the Court did not say whether conservative religious believers can cite the First Amendment in refusing to accommodate a same-sex wedding.
The Court’s decision did not address the First Amendment argument that Christians cannot be compelled to participate in homosexual weddings that violate their religious beliefs.
But it was a significant victory for the Oregon baker as the threat of financial ruin was lifted.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.