When Liberal Democrats tout diversity, we get lots of pictures of people who look different. What we don’t get is a picture of bunch of people with different ideas. Perhaps that is why Liberal Democrats can handle the appearance of diversity. They can picture our surface differences. Whatever the reason, what Liberal Democrats cannot tolerate is people who disagree with them.
Here is an example.
- Colo. court rules against Christian baker who declined to bake gay wedding cake (www.washingtontimes.com)
A Grotesquely Biased Ruling against Religious Liberty (www.nationalreview.com)
Here is something to think about from the CNN article.
Phillips argued that compelling him to make cakes for same-sex marriages compels him to convey a celebratory message about the ceremony, in conflict with his religious beliefs.
The court disagreed.
“By selling a wedding cake to a same-sex couple, Masterpiece does not necessarily lead an observer to conclude that the bakery supports its customer’s conduct,” the court ruled. “The public has no way of knowing the reasons supporting Masterpiece’s decision to serve or decline to serve a same-sex couple.”
Here we have a private citizen, a businessman, trying to do what he thinks is right. From the court’s perspective, what that businessman thinks of his conduct doesn’t matter. It is what others think of his conduct that matters. Doesn’t that sound positively weird? Isn’t what we do when we think no one is watching the true test of our character? At least that is what I think. I guess that Liberal judge thinks I still need to be properly indoctrinated, that is, sent to a reeducation camp.
How about you? Do you have personal standards, or is it just a matter of what others think when they are watching you? Are you a Liberal Democrat?