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Pritzker reacts to Supreme Court religious freedom ruling: “I will fight discrimination”


Chicago, IL – Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop in the LGBTQ civil rights case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Democrat gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker issued the following statement in response:

While I’m disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to side with Masterpiece Cakeshop, I am encouraged by their emphasis that LGBTQ people must not be discriminated against, said JB Pritzker. 

In this country, in 2018, there should never be a situation where any American is turned away from a place of business because of who they love. It goes against our foundational values of equality and equal treatment under the law. And it is fundamentally wrong. We’ve made incredible progress in the fight for LGBTQ equality and we can’t go backwards. As governor, I will use every tool at my disposal to fight discrimination and will ensure that we remain a welcoming state that treats every person with the respect and dignity they deserve.


  1. Thats not what the ruling was… the ruling was about Colorado’s treatment of the cake people. This ruling does not change the rights of gay people to shop like other people AT ALL. you read the title of the news and ran with it without even reading the details…..
    this post is nonsense. not factual AT ALL.

  2. oh really –
    Since the statement is a quote from Pritzker’s campaign, you need to tell them that their comments are nonsense and not factual. They’re the one that are jumping on this decision for political reasons – and obviously it is to churn up dissension towards the common sense Supreme Court in this 7 to 2 decision.

  3. no that would be the “MAGA” Make America Gag Again…. hat. It really means Make America White Again…. zieg heil Carl! Moral “values” were used by the Nazis to control others….while they didn’t have a moral bone in their bodies….
    JUST LIKE TODAY’S EVANGELICALS…. telling everybody else to be moral while they eat up the devil TRUMP like candy… easy to tell others how to live. Much harder to actually do it yourself… ain’t it?
    thoughts and prayers.

  4. Maybe Pritzker and these shrieking miserable “liberals” should get acquainted with the basic facts of the case. The decision was 7-2. Breyer and Kagan even joined the majority, and those two aren’t exactly theocrats… The guy offered to sell the gay couple a cake, he just wouldn’t bake them a custom cake. It’d be like going to a Jewish owned auto detailer and asking him to paint Hitler on your car.

  5. Hey Pritzker, You dictatorial leftists are just like Hitler’s left-wing Nazis…. they were Christianity haters who denied people the right not to be forced to believe same-sex marriage is good. To Christians same-sex marriage not only violates the law of nature, it is a sin and perverted.
    The Bible says, “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (James 4:17)
    Sin is a personal act. We have a responsibility for the sins committed by others when we cooperate in them:
    – by participating directly and voluntarily in them;
    – by ordering, advising, praising, or approving them;
    – by not disclosing or not hindering them when we have an obligation to do so;
    – by protecting evil-doers.
    Sin is disobedience to God’s word and homosexuals and govt cannot force Christians to support sin in anyway. That my friends is the FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION
    You can’t rewrite the Bible or ignore parts a dictatorial govt may not like to suit them. To be a true Christian you must live Biblically and you must have faithful obedience to God’s word. So basically pritzker, go pound sand dictator!
    A Dictatorship is founded on the principle that the individual amounts to nothing; the State is the only thing that counts and that men, women and children were put on earth solely for the purpose of serving the State’s wishes.

  6. J(ack) B(oot) Pritzker stated – “As governor, I will use every tool at my disposal to fight discrimination and will ensure that we remain a welcoming state that treats every person with the respect and dignity they deserve.”
    You Left-wing Nazi like types who wants to force everyone to believe a sinful, perverted and unnatural behavior is deserving of respect and dignity can kiss my ass. In this country, we have the constitutionally protected freedom of our religious right of conscience 24/7. Its been that way for over 235 years. You talk like the dictator of a third world banana republic whose opinion is the only law. For the record you moron, everyone had the right to marry before the SCOTUS redefined marriage in an act of judicial tyranny. No one has to marry a same-sex partner, there is no rational reason why everyone can’t choose an opposite sex partner to marry. No one has to only love a same-sex person as ALL BEHAVIOR IS A CHOICE. That is unless a mental illness/disorder is involved. Pritzker, IMO you are an anti-American socialist dictator wannabe…

  7. Pritzger is running for governor, not Head Priest. I darn well do believe everyone is deserving of dignity and respect. If a public servant doesn’t believe that and if they cannot represent all citizens, they should find a different line of work.

  8. Should a Black Baker be Forced to Bake a Cake for a
    KKK Wedding? Thomas DiLorenzo via LewRockwell.com
    BTW, Oh really, why don’t you move to a country that’s
    more to your liking?

  9. everything you don’t agree is fake… lol lol…. buddy Hitler put folks who were gay in the camps with pink triangle… look it up. you like being blissfully ignorant… fake news… lol lol.

  10. Its not ignorance to oppose sick, perverted, and sinful homosexuality. And no one has to respect the crime against nature called homosexuality. Christians have a CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED RIGHT TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, there is no constitutionally protected right to the perverted homosexual behavior nor does anyone have to respect it. AND YOU CAN’T MAKE US SO GO POUND SAND!

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