Alleged Christian groups all over the U.S. have incorrectly and abusively attempted to use the First Amendment to commit balls out acts of hate and discrimination. Take, for example, anti-gay group the Christian Legal Society, who, while attempting to bar UC Hastings members who happen to be gay, went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court claiming their free speech rights were being trampled on (not the case) because of the college's nondiscrimination policy.
Not so much, the Supreme Court ruled today. After the ruling, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had this to say:
"In requiring CLS — in common with all other student organizations — to choose between welcoming all students and forgoing the benefits of official recognition, we hold, Hastings did not transgress constitutional limitations," said Bader Ginsburg, who wrote the 5-4 majority opinion for the court's liberals and moderate Anthony Kennedy. "CLS, it bears emphasis, seeks not parity with other organizations, but a preferential exemption from Hastings' policy."
Yeah, even your average Orange County Republican knows that a public institution cannot and should not support any group's effort to practice discrimination. The "ideological" 5-4 judgment was, one could say, truly an act of justice with the love of God. See you in hell, CLS.