Oregon Bakers Take Religious Liberty Case to High Court
Melissa and Aaron Klein used to support their family by running a well-liked bakery in Oregon. Today, though, they’ve been forced to close their doors and pay a massive fine after refusing to bake a custom wedding cake for a lesbian couple. Now, Mr. and Mrs. Klein have officially appealed their case to the United States Supreme Court, bringing the battle for religious liberty back into the spotlight once again.
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court sided in favor of Colorado baker Jack Phillips, whose case was almost identical to the case being presented by the Kleins. However, the Supreme Court’s decision in Jack Phillips’ case was purposefully limited to the single case, and did not set any kind of precedent for future cases. The court dodged the issue once, but likely knew that they would have to confront it again in the near future.
The new conservative majority on the Supreme Court is no doubt good news for Melissa and Aaron Klein, given that conservative justices are much more likely to value the rights of religious freedom that the Constitution affords rather than the supposed discrimination that those on the left argue should take precedence over religious freedom.
Hopefully the Supreme Court will set a sweeping precedent this time around and put a stop to incidents of Christian business owners losing their livelihood for upholding their values. To learn more about this case, be sure to check out the video below.
~ Liberty Video News