The anti-Christian bigots on the Colorado Civil Rights Commission just couldn’t leave believer and baker Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop alone.
After he refused to sell a specially-created wedding cake to a same-sex male couple in 2015, citing his religious objections, the couple sued him and subsequent state courts agreed that his Christian beliefs against such marriages were not protected by the First Amendment, but that the gay couple’s rights against ‘discrimination’ as per the 14th Amendment (and state law) were protected.
The Trump Justice Department disagreed with the Colorado courts’ decisions, however, and sided with Phillips instead, who sued the state commission for fining him.
The U.S. Supreme Court also sided with Phillips as well last June.
That should have been it: The issued was decided. Because Phillips’ religious beliefs are protected under the very first amendment in our Constitution, state courts staffed by liberals cannot pretend to be mind readers and claim that he’s just being discriminatory for refusing to sell same-sex couples specially-created wedding cakes (but he offered to sell them a cake he did not create).
But it wasn’t decided, at least not for the Lefties on The Colorado Civil Rights Commission, who obviously have a very narrow, one-sided view of who does and does not qualify for their protection.
He wrote in August in USA Today that the state was coming after him again, this time for refusing to bake a cake celebrating transgenderism. Phillips wrote that the cake was requested by a transgender lawyer the same day the Supreme Court ruling was handed down. When he refused again on religious grounds, the lawyer filed a new discrimination complaint.
So it was a setup. And on cue, the commission targeted Phillips once more. So he filed suit again. And a federal court in Colorado has given him the go-ahead.
“The same agency that the Supreme Court rebuked as hostile to Jack Phillips has remained committed to treating him unequally and forcing him to express messages that violate his religious beliefs,” said Jim Campbell, who is representing Phillips and is senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom.
“Colorado is acting in bad faith and with bias toward Jack,” he added. “We look forward to moving forward with this lawsuit to ensure that Jack isn’t forced to create custom cakes that express messages in conflict with his faith.”
The bigots on Colorado Civil Rights Commission can continue filing bogus complaints and losing lawsuits to Christians and others who cherish traditional values because they are flush with cash thanks to taxpayers.
The only way this stops is for Colorado voters to stop electing Left-wing Democrats who then appoint Left-wing, Christian-hating people to a “civil rights” commission that doesn’t care about all civil rights.
I’m not holding my breath. — Jon Dougherty
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