Buttigieg Attacks Christian at Center of Religious Liberty SCOTUS Case, IGNORES Real Job
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg attacked the Christian web designer at the center of a recent Supreme Court ruling protecting religious liberty while at the same time overseeing a holiday airline travel disaster.
The US Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of a Colorado-based Christian web designer who doesn’t want to make LGBTQ wedding sites, something a Colorado law may have forced her to do. While the state and justices in the dissent argued strenuously against this position, claiming moral grounds, the court ruled 6-3 in her favor, ruling such a law violates the First Amendment. Justice Gorsuch summed up the core of the decision at the end of the controlling opinion.
“But tolerance, not coercion, is our Nation’s answer. The First Amendment envisions the United States as a rich and complex place where all persons are free to think and speak as they wish, not as the government demands. Because Colorado seeks to deny that promise, the judgment is
However, in a recent interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg took the time to attack Borie Smith, the web designer at the center of the case, even going so far as to speculate and impugn Smith’s motives.
“It is very revealing that there is no evidence that this web designer was ever even approached by anyone asking for a website for a same-sex wedding,Matter fact it appears this web designer only went into the wedding business for the purpose of provoking a case like this.”
For clarity, Smith was not approached, nor did she claim she was, by customers asking her to express values she disagreed with. Smith noticed the law she thought may force her to do so in the future and filed an injunction to clarify her rights and get ahead of the curve before things got that far.
Buttigieg claimed that cases like this were being created for the “clear purpose of chipping away at the equality and the rights that have so recently been won in the LGBTQ+ community.” Buttigieg never mentions genuine concern for religious freedom and a clear conscience, even possibly being Smith’s motive.
When asked for his thoughts on SCOTUS decision in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, Pete Buttigieg claims without evidence that Lorie Smith "only went into the wedding business for the purpose of provoking a case like this." pic.twitter.com/Ln6KTqsfbe
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Ironically, Buttigieg claimed that the case and other recent conservative wins were “at the expense” of and meant to distract from other issues.
All the while, Buttigieg oversees a transportation crisis in front of Independence Day, with thousands of delayed flights, which he also mentioned in the interview.
“I’m less focused on how the CEO of United Airlines gets around and more focused on how millions of passengers can get around. Things look like they have quickly returned to normal for the system, and United also appears to have recovered,’ he assured. ‘Now, we’re watching more severe — potential for severe weather. That’s what touched off all of these problems about a week ago.”
Buttigieg also said he was not currently focused on solving the root issues of United Airlines after its slew of canceled and delayed flights.”
“I’m less focused on how the CEO of United Airlines gets around and more focused on how millions of passengers can get around,’
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