In Oregon gay wedding case, state morality enforcers confuse identity and activity

We get it. There is only one acceptable moral code, it's dictated by cultural elites, and we will all be forced not only to accept it, but to live our lives according to it, and to public proclaim it — at least never to publicly proclaim any moral code contrary to it.

These are all made clear by Oregon's government slapping a $135,000 fine on a couple that wouldn't bake a cake for a gay wedding, and also telling the couple that it's illegal for them to publicly express their conviction that they shouldn't have to cater gay weddings.

But there's one more irksome detail. The Jacobin statist minds that decided to pursue this persecution lack some basic analytical thinking skills. They can't distinguish between discriminating against a person and not wanting to take part in that person's ceremonies.

"This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage," Avakian wrote, as reported by Kelsey Harkness at the Daily Signal. "It is about a business's refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation. Under Oregon law, that is illegal."