Being a Trump supporter is not a religion, a Manhattan judge ruled Wednesday in tossing a lawsuit filed against a West Village bar that allegedly denied a customer service over his "Make America Great Again" hat. Sad! And unfair—Trump supporters have created so much inspiring religious art:

You'll recall that Philadelphia accountant Greg Piatek sued the Happiest Hour Bar (SHOULD BE UNHAPPIEST HOUR #MAGA) in the West Village after he says he was asked to leave in January 2017, days after the most widely attended presidential inauguration in the history of history. Piatek says he was kicked out of the bar because he was wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat, although the bar later produced receipts showing he had paid a $218 bill and tipped generously.

But Piatek's lawyer described the incident as one of "the most discriminatory, humiliating and 'Saddest Hour' of his life." In difficult times like those, it sure does help to have a spiritual center:

The failing Gothamist dot com (back for now as a radio show many people are saying?) reported on the lawsuit last year:

Citing an "expansive definition of creed," an attorney for plaintiff Greg Piatek filed court papers... claiming he was "adhering to his closely held spiritual beliefs by adorning the hat in question." Those spiritual beliefs "entirely transcend the political realm," the suit claims, and are supposedly loosely related to the 30-year-old tourist's sympathy for the victims of 9/11.

That sympathy, and his choice to express it through the president's preferred hat, qualifies Piatek as "a member of a protected class…[who] was discriminated against on account of his membership in that class... A religious belief can appear to every other member of the human race preposterous," the memo acknowledges, "yet still be entitled to protection."

But on Wednesday a lawyer for the Happiest Hour argued in court that "supporting Trump is not a religion, whether you believe it very sincerely, it's not. He doesn't allege that he has some sort of belief system that he follows in his everyday life and his hat is sort of an example of that."

After just 45 minutes of oral arguments, Judge David Cohen (DEM!) ruled that Piatek had not demonstrated "any faith-based principle to which the hat relates" and threw out the lawsuit, despite ENORMOUS evidence that Crooked Hillary lied about top secret emails and Benghazi. SUPREME COURT NEXT? #MAGAAAAAAAAA

UPDATE: Jon Neidich, owner of The Happiest Hour, says he's happy with the verdict, but has issued the following statement to clarify what happened on the night in question:

"At the Happiest Hour we firmly support womens’ rights, marriage equality, gun control, the environment, and regard for the truth- we don’t discriminate. What's gotten lost in this story is that the guest wasn't kicked out because he was wearing a Trump hat- he was asked to leave after being verbally abusive to our staff, which is something we don't tolerate regardless of who you are. And this is after he spent almost $200- the 20% tip he left would seem to indicate he was satisfied with the service he received.”