Chad Flanders’s Op-Ed (“Two religious-liberty cases show Neil Gorsuch to be deliberate, fair,” Feb. 7, Opinion) reaches an incorrect conclusion. Religious freedom means not only to be free to exercise one’s religious beliefs but also to not be legally subjected to the beliefs of others.
Gorsuch believes that a company can refuse service to anyone who does not adhere to its religious beliefs. This legal philosophy opens the door to unlimited discrimination for a wide variety of motivations, with an agent of discrimination only having to profess that this is what it/he/she believes. This would be a disaster for real religious freedom.
Jim Erckmann, Kirkland