The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding the free speech case 303 Creative V. Elenis Monday. Like the lawmakers on Capitol Hill who are presently conflating constitutionally protected traditional religious views on marriage with racial discrimination through the wrongly named “Respect for Marriage Act,” government attorneys are trying to make 303 Creative It’s all about race.
Lorie Smith, a Christian and the owner of 303 Creative is at the heart of the case. She refuses to create wedding websites for gay couples because of her deep beliefs about the biblical teachings regarding marriage. And while Smith is willing to serve customers regardless of their sexual orientation, she refuses to express the government’s anti-biblical view of marriage.
Alliance Defending Freedom’s President and General Counsel Kristen Waggoner, who is representing 303 Creative, argued Smith’s decision is constitutionally protected speech. Waggoner stated that the message a website for a gay wedding conveys about marriage is very different than the message for a traditional website.
Brian Fletcher, an American attorney, represents the United…