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Eighth Circuit Court Split Decision Supports "Christian" Videographers Denying Service To Gay Couple

Republican California Judge Rules That “Christian” Baker Does Not Have To Make Gay Wedding Cake

While everyone who follows gay news knows that the Supreme Court will soon be ruling on the case of Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cake Shop in Colorado for denying to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. But another lesser know case has been been in the courts in Bakersfield, California. The case of Cathy Miller and Tastries Bakery which has flown under the gay news radar.

Miller refused to make a cake for the wedding of Eileen and Mireya Rodriguez-Del Rio because they are gay.

The newlyweds said the refusal was discrimination against homosexuals; Miller said she had a making the cake would violate her right to religious freedom.

On Monday, Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe, a staunch Republican appointed by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said Miller could continue to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, as such confections were a form of “artistic expression” and “expressive conduct” and therefore protected by the First Amendment.

The judge stated an order from the state to compel someone to directly go against their beliefs would be “the stuff of tyranny.”

“My business is owned by God,” Miller said in August. “We work for the Lord and my convictions and my conscience don’t allow me to participate in a lot of things like I’ve turned all kinds of orders away.”

The group representing her, The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, filed a motion for attorneys’ fees last week under California’s Private Attorney General statute.

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is likely to appeal the final judgment in addition to its appeal of the initial denial of its motion for preliminary injunction.

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund is allied with the LGBT hate group Alliance Defending Freedom

 

 
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Supreme Court Sets Anti-Gay Bakery Cake Case For December 5th

 

 

Via the Washington Blade:

The U.S. Supreme Court has set Dec. 5 as the day for oral arguments on whether a Colorado baker has a First Amendment right to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples over religious objections.

The high court announced Friday the case, known as Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, will be the first of two arguments on that day.

Consideration of the case will mark the return of the U.S. Supreme Court to the issue of LGBT rights in the first major way since its milestone 2015 decision in favor of marriage equality nationwide.

One thing must be remembered.  This is about a business. The bakery.  NOT the baker himself.

David Mullins and Charlie Craig visited Masterpiece Cakeshop in July 2012, with Craig’s mother, to order a cake for their upcoming wedding reception. Jack Phillips informed them that because of his religious beliefs the store’s policy was to deny service to customers who wished to order baked goods to celebrate a same-sex couple’s wedding despite the fact that Colorado state law prohibits public accommodation from refusing service based on factors such as race, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.

Phillips is being represented by the anti-LGBT “Christian Nationalist” law firm the Alliance Defending Freedom

Jim Crow was wrong then.

Pink Crow is wrong now.