Baker, President Trump – The Denver Post

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This time it’s a birthday cake that landed Phillips in courtroom

Re: “Judge expected to deny attempt to dismiss suit,” Dec. 20 information story

Masterpiece cake store proprietor Jack Phillips claims he has “deeply held religious beliefs.” Therefore, he shouldn’t be compelled to make desserts for homosexual marriages. What’s his excuse for not making a birthday cake for a transgender particular person? That’s not a homosexual marriage. It’s a birthday cake.

Phillips is taking part in the sufferer right here, saying he’s being focused for his non secular beliefs. No, you might be being focused by the civil rights division since you are breaking the legislation — discriminating towards homosexual and transgendered folks. You should not the sufferer right here, sir. The particular person you refused service to is.

Alvin Miller, Greeley

Speaking as a Libertarian who disagrees with the baker, what a part of “you lose” does this choose and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission not perceive?

News flash: The United States Supreme Court dominated in favor of the baker.

Do they lack the capability to know the idea? Or extra possible, do they merely don’t have any ethical compass and due to this fact no compunction about ignoring the legislation and rationalizing the imposition of their very own private bias and agenda to precise revenge on the baker for having the nerve to face up for his beliefs?

Are these the actions of dispassionate goal jurists?

In the interim, they waste their “valuable” time empowering each “oppressed” sufferer du jour with an alphabet soup of id acronyms to compel the baker to defend himself but once more, and once more, and once more. If they will’t win with the legislation, properly, they’ll simply run him into the poorhouse. Either manner, they’ll discover a strategy to shut him up.

Gordon Carleton, Pueblo West

Trump’s nationwide safety choices: Blunder or knowledge

My naval profession ended 40 years in the past. I didn’t go to Vietnam or any nation close to it, however I keep in mind our nationwide hangover after the Vietnam War. Bad occasions.

Our oldest son was within the Marines and hit the highway to Baghdad in 2003. He was within the sq. for the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s statue. We have two different sons who did fight excursions in Iraq as Marines. I by no means thought going to struggle there was a good suggestion, however when you will have blood within the sport, you hope it’s not a foul thought, at the very least not like Vietnam.

The newest bipartisan arguing and blubbering towards pulling our troops out of Syria and Afghanistan is similar previous institution nonsense that led to the lengthy black-granite partitions and the carved names of our useless that’s the Vietnam Memorial. Bring the troops house.

Steve Miller, Fort Collins

A query for Trump supporters: Who has essentially the most credibility about our nation’s safety? Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh or Gen. Jim Mattis.

Barbara Wells, Aurora

While The Denver Post has repeatedly expressed its displeasure with President Trump, it has repeatedly shrunk from lighting a hearth beneath U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado.

The Post forgets the previous recommendation that every one that’s wanted for evil to advance is for good males to do nothing. Gardner’s silence on quite a few Trump actions is loud sufficient to wake the useless. Maybe we may level out Syria on a map for the senator. Perhaps we may remind Gardner of the plethora of Cabinet departures in current weeks. America badly wants stability on the prime. Lacking that, the nation wants courageous members of Congress to face up. We want Gardner to be courageous now, and we want The Post to be courageous as properly.

Barry Noreen, Denver

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