Amid all of the rush to provide free everything to millions of illegal aliens across the country, New Mexico's Supreme Court has offered up some sobering news: there is no longer a Constitutional Right to Freedom of Religion, and the free exercise of religious beliefs must be sacrificed as the price of citizenship in the USA.
Justice Richard C. Bosson wrote, “At its heart, this case teaches that at some point in our lives all of us must compromise, if only a little, to accommodate the contrasting values of others…. That compromise is part of the glue that holds us together as a nation, the tolerance that lubricates the varied moving parts of us as a people…. In short, I would say to the Huguenins, with the utmost respect: it is the price of citizenship.”
“The idea that free people can be ‘compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives’ as the ‘price of citizenship’ is a chilling and unprecedented attack on freedom,” said Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence.
The problem, in the case of Elane Photography v. Willock, is that a couple of lesbians approached the Christian photographers with a request that they photograph the homosexuals' "Commitment Ceremony" (New Mexico law does not recognize either marriage or civil unions between persons of the same sex). The photographers declined on religious grounds, as their beliefs are in conflict with Willock's request that they help her "celebrate".
Willock found another photographer to do the job, but filed against Elan Photography for discrimination. It's all about Tolerance™. But it's a one-way street. As is "Celebrating Diversity™". Both terms are now trademarked for exclusively homosexual use; all other use is forbidden by law.