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FACT Report: Does Religious Liberty Have a Prayer Anymore?

We shouldn’t be surprised that Washington State’s Supreme Court ruled that florist Barronelle Stutzman had to provide floral arrangements for a same-sex “wedding” ceremony in violation of her religious beliefs.

Ninety-eight years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court said a Mormon’s belief did prevent him from being prosecuted for polygamy. The Court said, “To permit this would be to make . . . religious belief superior to the law of the land, and . . . permit every citizen to become a law unto himself.”

Back then the Court reasoned that our Founding Founders did not intend for the free exercise clause to be used to trump laws based on the then-prevailing moral code.

Now, the prevailing moral code says same-sex “marriage” is okay, and that’s why Ms. Stutzman’s religious beliefs didn’t have a prayer in Court.

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