In reply to Tex Beauchamp’s letter (April 17): Tex did a good job explaining that Americans have the right to choose religion or not, but then labeled anyone who stands up for the beliefs expressed in the Bible a bigot. I cannot force Tex to join any church. Tex cannot force me to join his. Both of us are protected from that by our Constitution.
What gives any American the right to sue a person whose beliefs prohibit them from baking a cake, arranging flowers or in any way participating in a ceremony that violates Christian (or Muslim) beliefs? If the Constitution protects one side of this issue, shouldn’t it protect both sides? If one side is a bigot for disagreeing with the other, isn’t the other side bigoted too? Just curious ....
Eileen Barayasarra, Nampa
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