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Coerced Speech is the Tool of Tyrannies, not Free Nations.

Colorado Cake Artist Jack Phillips goes to United States Supreme Court

If the government can punish us for believing the “wrong things” and for acting on those beliefs, then we simply don’t live in a free nation. When the government tells you what you must say, that is even worse.

Jack owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado. He creates incredibly beautiful cake designs that are genuine works of art. When two men asked Jack to create a custom-designed cake to celebrate their same-sex wedding, he declined. But he offered to sell them anything on the shelves. Full Article

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the ACLU came after Jack. It was not because these two men couldn’t get a wedding cake. In fact, they were offered many cakes for free. The ACLU and the government of Colorado have one motive in this case — they want to silence and punish any person who refuses to believe that same-sex marriages should be celebrated. And they don’t just hate freedom for Jack Phillips. They hate your freedom. Alliance Defending Freedom

Did you know that a Christian man recently went to three other cake shops in Colorado and asked for custom cakes with messages that opposed same-sex marriages? All three shops turned him down because they did not want to promote his message. And yet, the Colorado Commission held that these three cake designers were not in violation of the law and had the right to refuse to create messages with which they did not agree. Interview on the View

A gay Colorado mega-millionaire, Tim Gill, has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into opposing people who share Jack’s beliefs about marriage. In a recent interview in Rolling Stone, Gill made it clear that he is going after Christians and others who don’t want to join in same-sex marriage celebrations. Gill says that his goal is to “punish the wicked.”

Colorado Cake Artist Jack Phillips goes to United States Supreme Court

Colorado Cake Artist Jack Phillips goes to United States Supreme Court

In 2012 he had politely declining to design and create a cake for a same-sex wedding.

He has asked the court to uphold his freedom to live and work consistent with his religious convictions, a freedom the First Amendment guarantees. Full Article

The justices are being asked in the case known as Masterpiece Cake shop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights whether shop owner Jack Phillips has to make a cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins’s same-sex marriage under Colorado’s public accommodations law.  Video

Phillips claimed that decorating cakes is a form of art, that he can honor God through his artistic talents and that he would displease God by creating cakes for same-sex marriages.

Craig and Mullins claim Phillips discriminated against them based on their sexual orientation by refusing to make the cake they requested in 2012, in violation of the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA).

Jack Phillips Last Stand – Appeals to Supreme Court

If you can think it up, he can make it into a cake!

Walking into Jacks Masterpiece Cake Shop is akin to walking into an art gallery of cakes. Jack Phillips creates a masterpiece! Custom designs are his specialty: If you can think it up, he can make it into a cake! The Jack Phillips Video Story

By Marissa Mayer Posted on: | July 22, 2016

Today, Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, asked the United State Supreme Court to hear his case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Craig, and preserve his freedom to live and work in accordance with his beliefs.

The only other baker, photographer, and florist case to reach the Supreme Court thus far was Elane Photography v. Willock in 2014, involving Alliance Defending Freedom clients Elaine and Jonathan Huguenin. You’ll remember it as the case where a New Mexico Supreme Court Justice remarked that Elaine’s participation in events that violate her conscience is “the price of citizenship.”

Unfortunately, the Supreme Court declined to hear the Huguenins’ case, but as time has shown, the legal battles to protect the right of Christians to freely live out their faith in their chosen professions are just beginning.  Will the Supreme Court agree to hear Jack’s case? Here are five reasons why they should. Full Article at adflegal.org