Here we go. With a recent Supreme Court victory ruling for the Religious Right baker, Masterpiece Cakeshop, to avoid punishment for not serving a gay couples' wedding, people wonder how far religious freedom can go.
Is a company allowed to refuse service to people of color, or an interracial marriage? Before you say, well, "race" is a protected class; that is true, but if the objection is on religious grounds; in other words, people possessing a sincerely held religious belief, can businesses refuse services? The conversation slides to black people shouldn't be forced to make a KKK or white supremacist cake. Jews shouldn't have to make a Hitler cake or render services to such causes. My guess is compelling businesses to serve customers folks disagree with is slim. However, with the latest ruling, although based on a narrow margin, may empower unsavory characters to violate civil rights, which is a slippery slope.
Some say well, companies can serve who they want and no one should dictate to whom businesses can serve & artists do not owe their services to anyone.
A day after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop, a conservative argued that businesses should be allowed to deny service to people of color. He said this in 2018, not 1945, 2018.
That prompted a Facebook post from Clark, hailing the decision as a "win for freedom of speech and freedom of religion," according to the Argus Leader newspaper, which reported on the since-deleted post.