Hugh Hewitt: The Courts and the Fight for the First Amendment

The Supreme Court in the U.K. recently decided unanimously in favor of a bakery in Belfast where they declined to make a cake celebrating same-sex marriage.

You may think it sounds similar to the case of Jack Phillips here in our country.

That’s because it is.

Here at home, of course, Jack won at our high court—by a 7-2 margin in the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, defended by the good folks at ADF, the Alliance Defending Freedom.

Jack’s story, the story of the U.K., the story of Baronelle Stutzman—the florist up in Washington state— all are just examples of how widespread these free speech and free exercise of religion issues are today.

The courts—at least for the foreseeable future—are the first and last line of defense for what our founders called “The First Freedom.”

The good folks need to stay fully engaged in the fight.