When the word came down on Monday that the Supreme Court had sided with Colorado​ ​baker Jack Phillips (the besieged Christian who, in 2012, refused to make a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple), proponents of religious freedom — myself included — buzzed with excitement.

But as we read through the opinion, our excitement waned. Sure, the Court had handed down a 7-2 victory for Phillips, but the Court’s reasoning, in the words of my friend Nate Madden over at CRTV, was “n​​arrow enough to shave with.​”​

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