The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday came down with a 7-2 decision in favor of a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple based on his religious beliefs.
The court found that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated baker Jack Phillips' First Amendment rights. According to CBS News, there are currently appeals pending in the case.
Following the ruling, predictably, the Department of Justice released a statement saying they were "pleased" with the court's decision.
Many, however, were outraged by the decision, and Seth MacFarlane of The Family Guy fame, was no exception.
He took to Twitter on Monday with an epic rant:
Turns out, many disagreed with MacFarlane's tweet:
No. Its a bad comparison. Bad logic. Awful philosophy, AND poorly articulated.— MJG (@MichaelGamache) June 5, 2018
You’re arguing for freedom and against the freedom to do business with whomever you want or don’t want in the same paragraph. Makes no sense. Forcing people to do business against their will is the opposite of freedom.— Joe Sanders (@joesanders33) June 5, 2018
Here we go again, from the Left: The cake decision will lead to racially segregated buses. College Republicans will force cat and dog owners to choose just one. Mass hysteria!— Jim Stinson (@jimstinson) June 4, 2018
Which drew this response from MacFarlane:
Many cheered MacFarlane on:
I understand that.— Rhett (@ItsRhetts) June 5, 2018
How does making a cake for a gay couple impede on the Christian religion
I love you seth! We need more people like you in this world!— Horrorbabe303 (@horrorbabe303) June 4, 2018
But others reminded MacFarlane that this decision was not as far reaching as it first appeared.
I know there's an urge to be angry about this but the ruling was to determine if the lower court was impartial or biased in their judgement. They were not ruling if the business had a right to discriminate, and this ruling did not create a new precedent going forward.— Naomi MacRoss (@NaomiMac_Ross) June 4, 2018
In this case it is an overreaction. SCOTUS' decision is only that the Colorado Commission that heard the original case was dismissive to him...SCOTUS did not rule on "religious freedom" just that the homophobes views were given short shrift at his hearing.— BabyGravy Maker (@VoiceofGrumpy) June 5, 2018
You should read the opinion. It doesn’t say what you seem to think it says.— Jeremy Stillings (@jstillings1) June 5, 2018
But Catherine seemed to get at the spirit of Seth's argument:
People who consistently use hysterical slippery slope arguments whenever the slightest, sensible gun regulations are proposed need to STFU right now over those concerned about this ruling. Worries about persecution of minorities are based in historical fact.— Catherine Campbell (@CampCat953) June 4, 2018
To which Seth replied: