Where to draw the “lines” on your conscience?
After reading The Chicago Tribune article Editorial titled, Wedding cakes and conscience, I thought about George Orwell 1984 line in Wikipedia.
“Smith discovers that O’Brien was truly working for the Ministry of Love (Miniluv), the ministry in charge of torturing dissidents.”
The article gives a different perspective which I was not aware of until after reading.
Should the Supreme Court force a person to “surrender their beliefs?” and require them to use their creative talents to accomidate what the article compared a Jewish baker to do, “put a swastika on a cake”
And I saw something else under the sun: In the place of judgment–wickedness was there, in the place of justice–wickedness was there. (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment,…. Courts of judicature, where judges sit, and, causes are brought before them, and are heard and tried; such as were the Jewish sanhedrim, of which the Midrash and Jarchi interpret it;
that wickedness was there, wicked judges sat there, and wickedness was committed by them; instead of doing justice they perverted it; condemned the righteous, and acquitted the wicked; and oppressed the widow, fatherless, and stranger, whose cause, being just, they should have defended. (Excerpt Gils Bible Commentary)
In My Opinion
If interested read the article. The plaintiffs feelings may have been hurt, but I wonder if the outcome of this case, forcing a person to use the creative talents of their mind, to conform to the “Ministry of Love?”
Wicked, perverted, justice, vindictiveness, wisdom, folly, or 1984, when the Supreme Court Decides?
Chicago Tribune HERE
Gils Bible Commentary HERE