Following the oral arguments in U.S. Supreme Court case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, called on justices to protect religious liberty and to not issue a license to discriminate:
“After closely watching today’s arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, we are gravely concerned for the state of religious liberty in this country. The Supreme Court is dangerously close to issuing licenses to discriminate under the guise of religious liberty.
“If they rule in support of Masterpiece Cakeshop, the justices will cement precedent undermining church-state separation that they set in their Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer decision earlier this year.
“The Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing the baker, is the same virulently anti-LGBT organization that drove the Trinity Lutheran case. One case at a time, they are chipping away at the Establishment Clause and the U.S. Constitution. And they will keep chipping away at it until the government is run by and for the political religious right.”
Interfaith Alliance signed two amicus briefs in the case, including one organized by Muslim Advocates and Columbia Law School’s Public Rights/Private Conscience Project, and one by the Anti-Defamation League.
Interfaith Alliance celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism. Founded in 1994, Interfaith Alliance brings together members from 75 faith traditions as well as those without a faith tradition to protect faith and freedom. For more information visit www.interfaithalliance.org.