Accuracy in Media

It’s rather ironic that the liberal media, which claims to be the gatekeepers of democracy, have forgotten about Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s warnings in the wake of the Obergefell ruling. In his dissent, Alito warned of accusations of bigotry being tossed at those who support traditional marriage. The ruling opened the door for legalization of gay/same-sex/homosexual marriage, and a plethora of other issues, such as religious liberty and religious discrimination complaints.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito spoke to an audience at an event hosted by a Catholic lawyers group, and reminded them of his warning in his dissent in the Obergefell case. Alito correctly deducted that his warning had become true since the court ruling. We went and dug up Alito’s dissent and italicized his words of warning:

Perhaps recognizing how its reasoning may be used, the majority attempts, toward the end of its opinion, to reassure those who oppose same-sex marriage that their rights of conscience will be protected. . . . . We will soon see whether this proves to be true. I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools.

By imposing its own views on the entire country, the majority facilitates the marginalization of the many Americans who have traditional ideas. Recalling the harsh treatment of gays and lesbians in the past, some may think that turnabout is fair play. But if that sentiment prevails, the Nation will experience bitter and lasting wounds.

You may ask, how is Justice Alito correct in his assessment of his dissent’s prediction and warning? Religious liberty is a contentious topic today in the courts and in the court of public opinion, as the following examples demonstrate:

  • Sweet Cakes by Melissa: The Klein family closed their bakery after citing their Christian religion in not baking a cake for a gay couple, and paid a fine of $135,000.
  • Arlene’s Flowers: Owner Barronelle Stutzman is facing a fine from the state of Washington for declining to make a flower arrangement for a gay customer, citing her Christian beliefs.
  • Memories Pizza: The Indiana pizza shop was criticized when the owner was asked, by a visiting reporter, about a hypothetical situation of serving gay customers. The owner said due to Christian beliefs, they would hypothetically decline. As a result, they received death threats and closed shop until they could re-open (receiving crowdfunding to do so).

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Comments

  • Pollos Hermanos

    None of the cases mentioned above have anything to do with the Obergefell decision.

    They’re all based on long standing non-discrimination laws.

  • mioahu

    But everything else that is happening in the country has… you are labelled as a bigot if you believe in traditional marriage, and people have been fired and intimidated.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    You’re labelled as a bigot when you do harm to others while hiding behind your religious belief.

  • mioahu

    they were done no harm, they could have shopped at the store next door. Should a black person be forced to bake a KKK cake ? how about a jew forced to attend a nazi event ? You leftists always want to use the law to force people , if they disagree with you, and label them, and that’s why you lost the election, because you had nothing to offer other than insulting the other side

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Are the KKK or Nazis protected under non-discrimination laws?

    Yes or no.

  • john robel

    Who is harmed if a florist refuses a homosexual wedding? There are PLENTY of homosexual florists. We refuse the right to refuse service to ANYONE WE DONT LIKE. THIS IS MY PRIVATE PROPERTY AND WE’LL DO AS WE PLEASE. DONT THINK SO? TRY ME.

  • john robel

    There is a huge double standard in the disgraced situation our nation is in due to liberal assholes. The answer is HELL YES, blacks should bake KKK cakes and Jews tolerate NAZI’S, if Little Sisters of The Poor have to provide birth control and the 1st amendment means nothing. But the TRUTH IS — RACISM IS TOLERATED, AND ENCOURAGED IF YOU ARE A MINORITY. Try and start a white answer to BET (black entertainment television), or how about the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CAUCASIAN PEOPLE. How about the UNITED CAUCASIAN COLLEGE FUND? The Boy Scouts of America, A PRIVATE ORGINIZATION, has had HOMOSEXUALS RAMMED UP ITS ASS.

  • john robel

    THEY SHOULD BE UNDER THESE CONDITIONS. ABSOLUTELY

  • john robel

    YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY DEAD WRONG. Decided on June 26, 2015, Obergefell overturned Baker and requires all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and to recognize same-sex marriages validly performed in other jurisdictions.[4] This legalized same-sex marriage throughout the United States, and its possessions and territories. The Court examined the nature of fundamental rights guaranteed to all by the Constitution, the harm done to individuals by delaying the implementation of such rights while the democratic process plays out, and the evolving understanding of DISCRIMINATION AND INEQUALITY that has developed greatly since Baker

  • Pollos Hermanos

    You’re kind of stupid aren’t you. No, they aren’t covered.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Enjoy the fines!

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Some of those cases started prior to Obergefell and are based on state non-discrimination laws.

    I realize you’re a bit slow but you should probably read things before you weigh in.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    You poor victim.

    Hey John! Can you see all the way to the Vatican from that cross you’ve nailed yourself to?

  • mioahu

    ahahhahah,CHICKEN BOY, really, that’s your argument ? So if there is no specific law that you can’t discriminate against a group then it’s ok to do so ? That’s a stupid leftist argument devoid of any logic, like all leftist arguments are, selfcontradictory and illogical. Just make it up case by case, no need for consistency or thinking … way to go CHICKEN BOY

  • Pollos Hermanos

    The law is the law.

    The question still stands. Are your strawman examples protected under non-discrimination laws or not?

  • mioahu

    its a law made by stupid leftists like you, There is also a law in some state that punishes sodomy, i suspect you are not a big advocate of that one…its funny how leftists like you cite the law when it serves them and disregard the law when they don’t like it….

  • Pollos Hermanos

    You do realize that while some states have sodomy laws on the books, they can’t enforce them because they LOST at the supreme court in 2003.

  • mioahu

    That might be true, the bigger point is that there are laws we dont agree with and which should be changed, and yes, my examples should be protected because a KKK member or a nazi simpatizer are citizen, and are protected by same laws as anybody else. However i suspect libs would not be upset if a black person would refuse service to a kkk memebr….its called hypocrisy….

  • BakkenBill

    I’d have baked them a cake with so much laxative in it the couldn’t consemate their abomination of God’s law.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Nice to know you openly advocate black people being forced to serve the KKK.

  • NERDWORLD PROBLEMS

    I just keep wondering why anyone would be so stupid as to tell anyone their reason for not doing something had anything to do with religion or their personal beliefs, it is just over the top self righteous to believe it is a get-out-jail-free card these days. Tell them your over booked, tell them your going on vacation at that time, tell them your under staffed, tell them anything but the truth.

  • Philip Gallanders

    A person who feels that if another person actually choses to live by their clear, traditionally accepted religious standards, is “over the top” and “self righteous”, has accepted the suppressive pressure of PC thought control. If a person has to lie in today’s society in order to stay out of jail or financial ruin, then it is clear that progressive PC thought control has defeated the freedoms of our land, established in and by our Constitution. Sad.

  • Dave

    Maybe we should encourage Congress to organize a “white congressional caucus”. (Just being facetious. The best idea would be to completely outlaw all racially oriented clubs or gangs in every level of government operations.

  • Dave

    Apparently you have never been offended by the behavior of openly and overtly, in your face, obnoxious “gay” person. My good friend and coworker, a lesbian, once slapped the crap out of a loudmouth gay guy that insisted on behaving as if he was in a gay bar, while crashing our workplace
    pau hana party, attended by our predominantly straight coworkers. Even she thought the gay guy was being an idiot when he wouldn’t take the hint and either shut up or leave.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    What does a jerk at a party have to do with longstanding non-discrimination laws?

  • mioahu

    Chicken BOY, typical leftist argument again, go circular and don’t think….As I stated in my original post, i would like them not to be forced to, as I would like christians not to be forced to go against their belief either. But because of leftist snowflakes like you, we need to make laws to force people to do something if they disagree with your leftist doctrine..if they don’t agree with you, force them ! The tolerant liberals !

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Can you see Orlando from that cross you’ve nailed yourself to you poor widdle victim, you?

  • mioahu

    No, but I can see a big chicken trying to cross the road because he has absolutely 0 valid arguments !!!!!! well, chicken do have small brains, it’s not their fault

  • Pollos Hermanos

    I almost feel bad having a conversation with you. It’s like picking on the kid from the short bus.

  • mioahu

    Yeah, you should feel bad having a conversation with anybody, cause you are as void as the ideology of your progressive commie party that has failed all over the world, and even though your ideas have failed everywhere they were applied, you leftists still march proud with your chicken heads in the sand

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Do you spit on your screen while you type?

  • mioahu

    only when i reply to idiots like you 🙂

  • Pollos Hermanos

    You’re adorable.

  • Theodre Hartrich

    why the hell not?

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Perfect.

  • Sherry

    Although I understand your sentiment, doing as you suggest denies the power of the Constitution for ALL of us. We all are Americans and live by the same God given constitutional rights for all American people in this God blessed (for now) land! Why would we even consider destroying others rights; in doing so, we destroy our own rights! Lord, how I long for the 50’s and 60’s! Since then, the only good thing out of the days since was Ronald Reagan!

  • Sherry

    You are a complete idiot! Not worthy of comment, but here goes. Don’t you understand that all of us are victims of the Progressives destroying what’s left of this once grand nation. Cold-hearted, empty of real empathy and certainly not able to discern the gravity of what is REALLY happening to us, you liberals can dish it out but when exactly the same things are dished back at you, you all go into horrific rages. GROW THE HELL UP!!! Learn from our history and seek REAL truth!! Maybe some light will shine in your darkest recesses and you may wake up from a very bad “dream”. We are fast losing what this nation once stood for and you have not only squandered our rights but also YOURS!!!

  • Sherry

    ABSOLUTELY, unless they HARM or destroy other’s lives, profits,
    freedoms, liberty. THEN, they become liable to LAW and a court of law.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    How about you suck me.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Care to post any state’s non-discrimination law that includes Nazis or the KKK?

    I’ll wait here.

  • Sherry

    WHICH “laws” are you referring to? EVERYTHING is spelled out beautifully in our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. REMEMBER that very standard you are trying to convey when YOUR own personal rights are under attack by some one better qualified than you to do so by the very laws you seem to ignore. You are a very sad and empty “person” who has forgotten the humble beginnings of all of us from the Creator of the Universe and everything that IS!

  • Sherry

    The SCOTUS is NEVER the last word! ALL their feeble and wrong headed “decisions” are open to scrutiny by the next SCOTUS and may be overturned! You fool; don’t you understand that the only LAW that is permanent is God’s LAW?? I don’t give a hang if you “believe” it or not; that doesn’t change the TRUTH! You moron; can’t you see that anything else is like water; it will either freeze and go no where, stay liquid and run off, dry up, or evaporate or be held in an airtight bottle where it can do NOTHING water was meant to do. TRUTH is like diamonds; and diamonds are forever!

  • Sherry

    You lefty’s sure love to twist and lie without a shred of evidence before you blow yourselves up with STUPID and dishonest remarks! Always circular reasoning without real evidence!

  • Sherry

    AND YOU’RE THE BUS DRIVER!

  • Sherry

    Those “fines” are totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL and you lefty idiots KNOW IT!!! SOON, enough of us fed up Americans will have the great lawyers to retrieve those ill-gotten “fines” and they will pay dearly for their unconstitutional over reach. YOU will soon be gasping for freedom air!

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Your “great lawyers” at the ADF have lost every case on non-discrimination they’ve taken.

    Yet you dumb rubes keep sending them money.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Really?

    Who is going to have standing to bring a new sodomy case to SCOTUS?

    Talk us through it, Perry Mason.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    You’re a ranty little wench aren’t you.

  • Sherry

    NO THANKS! I would never suck on anything smaller than a straw, nothing bigger than a huge lollypop, and, certainly, nothing as filthy as what YOU have to offer! How about YOU drop dead; your rotten filthy speech is stinking up the place! Someone grab the “RAID” and clear out the roaches!

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Poor snowflake.

  • The Northwesterner

    This coming from a liberal who thinks he has all the answers to everyone (even though he really doesn’t).

  • The Northwesterner

    Your “great lawyers” at the ADF have lost every case on non-discrimination they’ve taken.

    Prove it (without using liberal-biased sources).

  • The Northwesterner

    Poor snowflake.

    That’s rich, coming from a liberal snowflake like you.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    I can prove it by naming cases.

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger
    Elane Photography v. Willock
    Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission
    Ingersoll v. Arlene’s Flowers
    Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Craig

    How many times do the courts have to slap you idiots down before you finally get it?

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Yet I do.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    You’re rugged cute, but dumb.

  • The Northwesterner

    I can prove it by naming cases.

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger
    Elane Photography v. Willock
    Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission
    Ingersoll v. Arlene’s Flowers
    Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Craig

    Blame corrupt and biased liberal judges for those cases – and even then, your claim that “Your ‘great lawyers’ at the ADF have lost every case on non-discrimination they’ve taken” is a lie – look these up:

    ADF notable legal victories

    How many times do the courts have to slap you idiots down before you finally get it?

    You realize that the moment you start resorting to name-calling and lies, you’ve already lost the argument because it shows you have nothing else to counter rational or logical arguments?

  • The Northwesterner

    Except you don’t.

  • The Northwesterner

    You’re rugged cute, but dumb.

    Another thing that loses your type arguments – condescension.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    When you lose it’s a conspiracy.

    Got it.

  • The Northwesterner

    When you lose it’s a conspiracy.

    Got it.

    No, when you lose an argument (because you resort to name-calling, projection and condescension because you have nothing else), that’s the truth.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    I have condescension towards you because you have zero clue as to how the law works and why all of those cases are valid wins.

    You just complain because you find gays icky.

  • The Northwesterner

    I have condescension towards you because you have zero clue as to how the law works and why all of those cases are valid wins.

    I have more of a clue how the law works than a juvenile delinquent like yourself does. All of those cases were illegitimate “wins” for the gay agenda because in every one of those cases, the corrupt and biased judges acted illegally based on politics and personal feelings and because they did not have the power or the authority to make “law” or to legislate from the bench.

    You just complain because you find gays icky.

    The lifestyle which homosexuals lead (a dead-end lifestyle rife with drugs and unprotected and unsanitary sex which leads only to disease and an early grave) and their choice to make sex and the pursuit of fulfilling their sexual wants the be-all and end-all of their lives above all else is what’s disgusting – and they have only themselves to blame for that. If you refuse to see that, you made that choice and that’s on you and you alone.