From Redstate –
East Lansing was represented by a guy named Michael Bogren, who is a partner in a law firm hired by the city to defend it. And defend it he did. He pointedly compared Catholic opposition to same-sex marriage to the KKK using the Bible to justify opposition to interracial marriage.
Bogren countered that the message the city is sending is “discriminators need not apply.”
“This is not about speech and it’s not about religion,” the city’s attorney told the judge. “It’s about discrimination.” and Bogren expressed frustration with Anderson’s insistence that Tennes’ refusal to hold same sex weddings was not discrimination.
“The fact that the plaintiff says, ‘My religion compels me,’ does not protect him,” Bogren said. “There’s a difference between belief and act.” That last utterance is straight from the Barack Obama “Freedom of worship” playbook. That is, you are welcome to believe whatever you wish but if you try to live it, well, there’s going to be a problem. For reasons that aren’t all that clear, Bogren ended up a Trump nominee to a the federal judgeship for the Western District of Michigan.