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By The Staff, Catholic Vote, October 4, 2022
Father James Martin, SJ, editor of America Magazine and celebrated author, tweeted a lengthy commentary on the upcoming Supreme Court case 303 Creative vs. Ellis.
The case, set for oral arguments in the 2022-2023 term, centers on Lorie Smith, owner of 303 Creative, LLC. Smith, who designs wedding websites, challenged a Colorado law that would forbid her from posting a message on her website “explaining her religious objections to same-sex weddings.”
According to a brief filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF),
Colorado asks this Court to do something it has never done—authorize the government to compel speakers to speak certain messages while silencing others. The Court should decline that invitation, as it would be a step back for the First Amendment and our nation.
“Once again the Supreme Court will take up the question of whether someone can refuse to do business with a same-sex couple because it offends their Christian beliefs,” Fr. Martin wrote in response to the news. “But notice that these business owners don’t have a problem with (nor should they) serving non-Christians.”