The law firm who represents the cake baker against the gay couple who were refused a wedding cake has also been involved with white supremacists. That makes sense.
White supremacists hate interracial marriage. They hate children of mixed racial heritage. Gay marriage does not result in mixed race children. But the power to insert religious beliefs into marriage plays directly into their long term strategy of stopping interracial marriage. They are happy to catch a ride on the anti gay-marriage bus.
The on-going problem of inserting religious rules into the operation of government is that the brake pedal is missing. Within the religious community are factions including ones who want complete control over people’s lives and their thoughts. Compromise is defeat to them.
If bakers, florists, hair dressers, flower arrangers, caterers and limo drivers can all refuse to serve gay couples, the logical extension is to not serve weddings between mixed race couples. Maybe that can be extended to couples of mixed religious traditions and those who are handicapped.
In the commentary today about the Supreme Court hearing on the cake for gay wedding, the weakest moment for the attorney representing the anti gay baker came when Justices asked how the line could be drawn as to which vendor is an “artist” and which is not. When the attorney said those whose job is called “makeup artist” is not an artist it brought laughter across the room.
There is only one way to stop racial discrimination. That is to halt discrimination against gays.