Another post from Ken White:
A Georgia court has ruled in favor of Marshall Saxby, the Grand Wizard of a local KKK chapter, in a lawsuit stemming from two years ago when a local bakery denied him service.
The three judge panel concluded unanimously that the bakery had violated civil rights laws by discriminating against Saxby when they refused to sell him a cake for his organization’s annual birthday party.
Elaine Bailey, who owns Bailey Bakeries, refused to bake a cake for the ceremony because it violated her religious beliefs.
Saxby filed the lawsuit claiming that Bailey’s refusal of service was discriminatory against his religious beliefs.
The case is similar to the recent decision in New Mexico where a court has ruled that a photographer discriminated against a gay couple for refusing to provide them service.
I tend to agree with Ken on this one:
It is wrong to force photographers to photograph against their will.
It is wrong to force bakers to decorate and sell cakes against their will.
But you have to admit, there’s a bit of poetic justice in this verdict.