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In another convoluted ruling against a Christian refusing service to LBGTs because of religious beliefs, a three-judge panel came up with a doozy. Here’s the looney statement from the article:
[Judge] Briscoe asserted that Smith has something ‘similar to a monopoly’ over her own creative talents.
In other words, web designers, cake bakers, artists, etc., have a monopoly on their own talents, thus any creative person must provide the good or service because it cannot be obtained anywhere else.
No doubt the case will go before the full panel. In fact, almost all controversial cases end up going before the full panel, which makes me question why we even bother with three-judge panels.Published in