Suppose a woman named Sarah, or of any other name, walked into the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, and was told, "We don't serve your kind here."
We would all agree this is clearly a textbook case of gender discrimination by any legal definition, would we not? So it shouldn't matter what the last name of the Sarah in question happens to be or that her job happens to be White House press secretary. She was rejected from this restaurant for no other reason other than who she is, her state of being, if you will, which is exactly what we call discrimination.
See, though many are making the comparison, what reportedly happened to Sarah Sanders at the Red Hen restaurant over the weekend isn't the same as "bake the cake, bigot." Nor is it even the typical Leftist hypocrisy we've come to expect as — pardon the pun — baked into the cake when it comes to matters of conscience. As I've said for years, every time you turn onto Tolerance Boulevard, it's a one-way street.
What happened to Sanders is actually worse. Much. Worse.
Florists like Barronelle Stutzman and bakers like Jack Phillips served customers living lifestyles they found immoral all along -- until those same customers demanded they use their businesses to promote immoral values. Phillips, who was recently handed a narrow-in-scope victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, put it this way to NBC News: "I serve everybody, I just don't create cakes for every occasion they ask me to. I don't create a cake for every message that people ask me to create."
Phillips said not only does he refuse to make gay wedding cakes because the message violates his conscience, he also doesn't make cakes for Halloween or celebrating divorce, either. However, if you're a divorced person or homosexual who wants Phillips to make you a cake with a more benign message, he's just fine serving you.