By Jon Dougherty
After beating intolerant Leftists in Colorado twice, including a Supreme Court win, a Christian baker is being sued for a third time over — wait for it — discrimination.
As noted by The Daily Wire, Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Denver, is being sued for refusing to make a cake for a customer for an unspecified event. In the past, Phillips was unsuccessfully sued for refusing to make a special cake for a gay wedding, saying such unions are against his Christian beliefs.
The Supreme Court did not agree or disagree; rather than ruling for Phillips under the First Amendment’s freedom of religion clause, the high court merely took issue with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the entity that brought the suit, for its ‘harassing’ and ‘discriminatory’ actions.
That suit was brought by the Colorado ‘Human Rights’ Commission, staffed by Leftist zealots who don’t believe Christians in the state deserve any protections at all.
So, intent on punishing Phillips for his ‘crime’ of holding Christian beliefs, Leftists have hit the baker twice with lawsuits alleging further “discrimination,” one on the very day of the Supreme Court verdict and again last week, according to CBS’s Denver affiliate.
“The latest lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Denver District Court on behalf of Autumn Scardina by attorneys Paula Greisen and John McHugh,” the outlet reports.
The Daily Wire notes further:
Scardina is the same woman who filed the previous lawsuit alleging discrimination after Masterpiece Cakeshop denied her request — made the day Phillips won his case — for a cake celebrating her gender transition. Reports on this newest lawsuit are vague on the theme of the pastry in question — they have said, so far, only that Scardina requested a “birthday cake” — but previous filings indicate that Scardina has gone out of her way on several occasions to request cakes Masterpiece Cakeshop clearly will not make.
Newsweek reports that the baked items at the center of Scardina’s previous complaints to Colorado authorities included a “cake to celebrate Satan’s birthday,” complete with “cheesecake frosting” that featured “a large figure of Satan, licking a 9” black Dildo…an actual working model, that can be turned on before we unveil the cake.”
Nice, huh? And Phillips is the weirdo for believing in God?
At the time, Phillips noted that he thinks Scardina regularly requests despicable cakes from his bakery, including cakes with pentagrams and upside-down crosses, for the purpose of engaging in lawfare.
Scardina dropped her previous suit in September. It was based on claims made by Phillips during the original same-sex wedding cake suit that he would make “any” cake for an LGBT customer except one for a wedding. She dropped her case after Phillips agreed to drop a discrimination case against the state of Colorado.
But now she’s back.
“A new lawsuit has been filed against Masterpiece Cakeshop that appears to largely rehash old claims. The State of Colorado abandoned similar ones just a few months ago,” said Phillips’ attorneys Monday.
“So this latest attack by Autumn Scardina looks like yet another desperate attempt to harass cake artist Jack Phillips. And it stumbles over the one detail that matters most: Jack serves everyone; he just cannot express all messages through his custom cakes,” they added.
At what point does lawfare itself become discriminatory and an actionable act of harassment? Shouldn’t this woman herself be subjected to legal action for what is an obvious use of the legal system to persecute a citizen because of his religious beliefs?
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