On the heels of the former President authoring a Twump on his fledgling social media site, that the Constitution may be obsolete, [A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution,”] the Supreme Court weighs in on ignoring the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The Court is allowing a hypothetical case to be resolved based on a religious objection. Lori Smith, a web designer who currently does not have a marriage website, is anticipating gay couples attempting to contract her future services. The gay community is the last group to be openly and overtly discriminated against, placing them at the bottom of the totem pole of equity. The 116th and 117th Congress sought to amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act by explicitly ending discrimination against the LGBTQ+  community in public accommodations and businesses. It languishes in the Senate with GOP objectors.  

Unfortunately, Associate Judge Samuel Alito offered questions and conjectures like that of a first-year know-it-all law school student to his professor of American jurisprudence. Alito asked whether a ruling against Ms. Smith hypothetically meant that a Black Santa Claus would have to take a picture with a child dressed up in a KKK outfit. Not satisfied with comparing the question of terrorism to that of a website pixel designer, Alito went on to ask if an unmarried Jewish person asks a Jewish photographer to take a picture for his account on JDate—describing the website as “a dating service, I gather, for Jewish people,” queried Alito. “Next, a Jewish person asks a Jewish photographer to take a photograph for his AshleyMadison.com [an online extramarital dating service],” Alito said. Justice Kagan, Jewish herself,  tried to head off her colleague with pointed humor, but ‘Shecky’ Alito was not deterred.

The myth, only to conservatives and evangelicals that the Court is not ideological flies in the face of logic. Not only is the conservative political slip of the court hanging, but their evangelical undergarments are also ripped. The Republican move into yesteryear began when Mr. Trump accepted a list of Supreme Court nominees from ultra-conservative Leonard Leo, co-chair of the Federalists Society.

Obergefell v. Hodges, Loving v. Virginia, and even the Griswold case, in 1965, where the Court threw out a state law banning contraception. The Court all but shot off flares, letting us know in May that Roe v. Wade was the first domino. Mr. Leo now has a dark money donation of 1.6 billion dollars, reportedly from retired electronics executive Barry Seid. This allows Leo, who now has a treasure trove of money, to create the new GOP dream of a theocratic state. It would have been easy for Ms. Smith to turn down gay couples if her business took off by just saying, I am too busy but keep me in mind. But that is not the import of her case; the real goal is to ostracize the LGBTQ+ community and make herself a religious martyr. Wearing no shirt or shoes does not specify black, white, male, female, gay, or straight, but hypothetically speaking, Lori Smith wants to choose who is human.

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  • December 7, 2022