On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled on an important case against the State of Nevada’s blatantly unconstitutional discrimination again Calvary Chapel.
But the court failed us.
In a 5-4 ruling, they favored the regulation that puts an arbitrary 50-person cap on worship services, while all other services and businesses are allowed to function at 50 percent capacity.
For reasons unknown to any logical person with even the slightest interest in protecting Constitutional right, Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal justices again.
Judge Neil Gorsuch wrote the dissent that explained exactly why John Roberts was wrong.
And it was so obvious to him, that it only took one paragraph to send the message.
In the unusually short opinion, Gorsuch destroyed the radical leftists and squishy “conservative” justice who argued against the 1st Amendment.
“This is a simple case,” he begins.
“Under the Governor’s edict, a 10- screen ‘multiplex’ may host 500 moviegoers at any time. A casino, too, may cater to hundreds at once, with perhaps six people huddled at each craps table here and a similar number gathered around every roulette wheel there. Large numbers and close quarters are fine in such places. But churches, synagogues, and mosques are banned from admitting more than 50 worshippers—no matter how large the building, how distant the individuals, how many wear face masks, no matter the precautions at all. In Nevada, it seems, it is better to be in entertainment than religion. Maybe that is nothing new. But the First Amendment prohibits such obvious discrimination against the exercise of religion. The world we inhabit today, with a pandemic upon us, poses unusual challenges. But there is no world in which the Constitution permits Nevada to favor Caesars Palace over Calvary Chapel.”