'Make Them Bake Cake': The Bizarre Arguments against Bakers' Free Speech Rights

Last week's New York Times piece by Jennifer Finney Boylan, "The Masterpiece Cakeshop Case Is Not About Religious Freedom," floored me with the number of distortions it crowded into a few paragraphs.  I can only conclude that the left's discourse and values have become so wayward and impoverished that they would rather criminalize creativity than take on the serious issues the Supreme Court will be hearing on December 5. Boylan begins with a dark narrative about the pharmacy Boylan frequents, "run by a conservative Republican."  (Is there any other kind?)  Will he refuse to fill the demanded prescription, Boylan quails, "given my condition"?  What condition is that? I wondered, as clearly each reader was meant to – compulsive self-dramatizing syndrome? Thus begins Boylan's parade of horribles.  If Phillips wins in his appeal from lower court decisions, sick babies will die, HIV patients will be turned away...(Read Full Article)