Christians would betray their fundamental principle - "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" - if they conducted themselves any other way.
That said, it would be equally unwise for proponents of same-sex marriages to use the ruling in an attempt to restrict the rights of deeply religious people to express their beliefs.
Writing for realclearreligion.org, Benjamin Domenech puts his concern this way:
"I'm talking about something much bigger here than the discrimination lawsuits brought across the country against bakers and photographers.
"I'm talking about whether churches will be able to function as public entities in an era where their views on sin, particularly sexual sin, are in direct conflict with not just opinion but the law - and proselytizing those views from the pulpit or in the public square will be viewed as using the protection of religious expression to protect hateful speech."
Domenech notes that the Obama administration has already argued "that faith-based hiring and firing is a discriminatory act for religious entities."
Such federal intrusion clearly harms religious freedom as guaranteed by the First Amendment.
"Without religious liberty, there really is no such thing as free speech," Domenech wrote.
"When government can pick and choose which form of expression is religiously defensible and which is unjustified hate, it fundamentally alters the relationship between state and citizen," he wrote.
Everyone ought to step carefully here.
The righting of one wrong should not lead to the creation of others.