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It’s tough to say how history will remember Donald Trump’s presidency, but it’s possible that this era will be most remembered for its conservative wins in the Supreme Court.

Two major conservative victories regarding religious liberty have now come down from the court, confirming that the judicial branch — to the left’s chagrin — is no liberal ally. Last year, the Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling made headlines after seven justices sided with a Christian baker in Colorado.

Now, the highest court in America is pointing to that earlier ruling to send a clear message on similar cases in other states: Stop going after people who have sincere religious objections.

On Monday, the Supreme Court threw out a lower court’s ruling on the Sweet Cakes by Melissa case, which many conservatives had followed closely.

While the justices decided not to rule directly on the issue, they essentially pointed to their Masterpiece Cakeshop decision and told other courts to read it.

“The Supreme Court’s order tosses out a 2017 Oregon Court of Appeals opinion that ruled against the baker, Sweetcakes by Melissa, [which had] upheld a $135,000 fine against the business,” The Hill reported.

See Melissa and Aaron Klein’s interview with The Daily Signal below:

Both cases have strong similarities and involve Christian craftspeople who objected to specific custom orders due to religious liberty. As we covered this past spring, the landmark Masterpiece ruling set a clear pro-liberty precedent with seven out of nine justices agreeing with the baker.

“The controversy surrounding Masterpiece Cakeshop began back in 2012 when Phillips declined to supply custom cakes for a gay wedding between residents Charlie Craig and David Mullins,” as we explained in March. “Phillips cited his religious beliefs for not being part of the wedding but indicated that he didn’t hold any ill will toward gay couples.”

Indeed, in the majority opinion for that case, Justice Anthony Kennedy scolded the state of Colorado for what basically amounted to punishment against genuine religious views and warned officials about respecting “religious neutrality that must be strictly observed.”

By applying the same standard to the Sweet Cakes controversy and ordering the Oregon Court of Appeals to reconsider that case in light of the past ruling, the Supreme Court has sent a clear message.

“This is a victory for Aaron and Melissa Klein and for religious liberty for all Americans,” said Kelly Shackelford of First Liberty, a legal group representing Sweet Cakes by Melissa.

“The Constitution protects speech, popular or not, from condemnation by the government,” Shackelford said.

“The message from the Court is clear, government hostility toward religious Americans will not be tolerated.”

But will lower courts, especially in more liberal areas of the country, honor that message or continue to push back against the top justices? The jury is still out.

Last year, for example, the Supreme Court sent back yet another similar case against a Christian florist, but a Washington state judge doubled down on a liberal ruling, setting up a future showdown.

“The Washington Supreme Court earlier this month upheld the ruling against the florist, Arlene’s Flowers. But the florist, represented by the conservative Christian group Alliance Defending Freedom, has promised to present the case once again to the Supreme Court,” The Hill said.

In other words, there are strong signs that the highest court in the land sides with conservatives on this issue, but the question is far from settled.

It may take more back-and-forth squabbling between the high court and liberal judges at the state level, and the judicial world isn’t exactly fast-moving. For now, however, there is a strong conservative trend among the recent rulings, and that’s definitely a “win” for pro-liberty voices on the right.

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  1. Aline

    June 19, 2019 at 1:17 am

    I can’t wait for ALL the demonCRAP TO GO TO HELL, AND BURN FOR ETERNITY! THAT it is their
    fate! I am OVERJOYED at the thought! GOD SHALL NOT BE MOCKED! Try it and see!!!

    • stephanie wilson

      June 19, 2019 at 1:25 am

      i second that aline!

  2. Pj

    June 19, 2019 at 1:30 am

    These gays don’t care about a cake or flowers. They wanted money and to destroy someone’s life because these people would bow down to gays. Supreme court did it right. There are other businesses who would make a a cake and you gays know this.

  3. MReeves

    June 19, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Their business Their Rules. Gays need to learn to accept no and go to another business and quit throwing a fit when they don’t get their way. Don’t ANY GAYS own business? Maybe they should direct their energy into starting GAY BUSINESSES so these issues don’t come up.

  4. Linda

    June 19, 2019 at 2:15 am

    No private business should be penalized for not taking on a customer. It’s their right to refuse service. The government on the other hand doesn’t have that luxury. Now I feel that the governments of those cities where the folks had these problems were wrong for expecting someone to go against their religion or ethics. It’s wrong for someone to try to force someone to do their bidding. I am with the guy in the video who said. If a bakery won’t bake your cake, go elsewhere.
    People in some of these groups like the lgbt are trying to force their beliefs on someone else. People have to tolerate them, but people do NOT have to cater to them.

  5. Jacqueline

    June 19, 2019 at 3:07 am

    I agree with EVERY response the people above have stated. Especially the one where the “GAYS” just want money and to ruin someones’ life. It’s ALL the SATANIC AGENDA! IT’S CALLED SPIRITUAL WARFARE! These losers are unhappy with their lives and they want to make others unhappy. MISERY LOVES COMPANY IS exactly the correct phrase. When people intentionally go out of their way to hurt others, it’s because they have issues within themselves, so, instead of addressing their own issues they want to LASH OUT! PLAIN AND SIMPLE. GOD BLESS AMERICA. #MAGA WWG1WGA

  6. AnnS

    June 19, 2019 at 3:13 am

    The Alphabet People purposely seek out Christian bakers, florists, knowing their stance on not providing services to the LGBT community! Then cry discrimination! That’s such BULLSCHITT!

  7. Jacqueline

    June 19, 2019 at 3:15 am

    By the way, whatever happened to “WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE AT OUR DISCRETION?” WHAT? THE GOVERNMENT MADE IT DISAPPEAR? GOD BLESS OUR AMERICA. YA’LL KNOW THAT THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON THE PRINCIPLES & WORD OF GOD, RIGHT? GOD IS THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL JUDGE COME JUDGEMENT DAY. #MAGA WWG1WGA

  8. Diana

    June 19, 2019 at 3:16 am

    It’s about time they go by Our CONSTITUTION as WRITTEN we need to make it plain and simple anyone that tries to Change Distort, Twist, Ignore,or Destroy Our Constitution as Written will be Arrested, charged with Treason, and will be banned for life to ever be in any part of government Sate,Federal,that includes, judges, governors, mayors, police, and all politicians, this is a must because the corrupt democratic party is trying to take our rights away guns, religion, speech,and trying to force this lie of political correctness that is a new name for LIE

  9. joe

    June 19, 2019 at 3:31 am

    It’s one thing if you’re selling widgets in an open air market – yes, you sell to everybody unless there is a behavior issue or something else wrong, but if you create a unique product as most artists do, you should be able to select who you sell to. I make dining tables out of old growth red sinker cypress, a unique product. I select my customers based on who I think will appreciate my work and care for my table. And I wouldn’t make a table with a devil carved into it. That’s not what I want my work to say.

  10. Gayle

    June 19, 2019 at 11:39 am

    These gays are going to Christian baker and florist to make trouble and get attention! They want to sue, get money and close these businesses down! They have a simple solution! Go to a baker or florist that believe like you! That has no religious beliefs and have no objection to your way of life! This gets real sickening that they continue to harass these Christians!

  11. CharlieSeattle

    June 19, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Break up the 9th District court into 3 courts. Repopulate with Constitutional judges, not leftist communist activists.

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