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SCOTUS Anti-Gay Baker Jack Philips Denies Service To Trans Customer, Sues Colorado Officials

SCOTUS Anti-Gay Baker Jack Philips Denies Service To Trans Customer, Sues Colorado Officials

Months after winning a Supreme Court case over his refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple Jack  Phillips, in concert with designated hate group Alliance Defending Freedom once again is trying to push anti-LGBT discrimination under the guise of so-called religious freedom,”

Autumn Scardina tried to order a cake from Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop in June 2017 with a pink interior and blue exterior to celebrate the anniversary of her coming out as a transgender woman. Phillips refused to make the cake, saying “it would have celebrated messages contrary to his religious belief that sex ― the status of being male or female ― is given by God, is biologically determined.”

Phillips, was then ordered by the state Civil Rights Commission into mediation with the trans customer for whom he had refused to bake a cake, and is now suing Colorado officials in federal court claiming they violated his rights to freedom of speech and religion. 

“Colorado has renewed its war against him by embarking on another attempt to prosecute him,” the lawsuit alleges.

Phillips lawsuit argues, that the Supreme Court ruling allows him to decline customers for religious reasons. The court, however, did not address whether religious objectors to same-sex relationships can avoid anti-discrimination laws under the guise of “religious freedom” to refuse to serve to LGBT customers.

“The state of Colorado is ignoring the message of the U.S. Supreme Court by continuing to single out Jack for punishment and to exhibit hostility toward his religious beliefs,” said Kristen Waggoner, an attorney of the anti-LGBT hate group Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing Phillips.

A representative for the Colorado Civil Rights Commission said that the commission could not comment on pending or active litigation and, by law, could not verify or disclose the existence of charges detailed by Phillips.


Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Anti-Gay Baker. Reactions. and Read The FULL SCOTUS RULING

Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Anti-Gay Baker. Reactions. and Read The FULL SCOTUS RULING

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 7-2 in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple because it went against his religious beliefs.

The justices, in a decision signed by Justice Anthony Kennedy, said Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, did not violate the state’s anti-discrimination law.

The decision faulted the Colorado Civil Right Commission for violating the Free Exercise Clause of the Constitution by making Phillips bake the cake even though he opposed doing so on religious grounds.

“The laws and the Constitution can, and in some instances must, protect gay persons and gay couples in the exercise of their civil rights, but religious and philosophical objections to gay marriage are protected views, in some instances protected forms of expression,” the majority opinion stated.

The ruling went on to blast comments made during the commission’s hearing that denigrated Phillips’ faith and included remarks that compared his belief in religious freedom to past instances when it was used to justify discrimination like slavery and the Holocaust.

“This sentiment is inappropriate for a commission charged with the solemn responsibility of fair and neutral enforcement of Colorado’s anti-discrimination law — a law that protects discrimination on the basis of religion as well as sexual orientation,” Kennedy said.

The ACLU, which represented Mullins and Craig, said the ruling actually affirms that businesses cannot discriminate.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights continues:

Today’s Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshopis a narrow, fact-based decision that does not break any new constitutional ground or create any new exemptions to anti-discrimination laws. The Court reversed the state court decision only because it found that the record in this case indicated that the Colorado Commission’s deliberations were tainted by anti-religious hostility.

Of course extremist right wing hate groups and Christian Nationalist are calling this a victoy

This is a victory for Jack Phillips and our nation’s long cherished freedom of following one’s deeply held beliefs without fear of government punishment. The Supreme Court made clear that the government has no authority to discriminate against Jack Phillips because of his religious beliefs.

Misguided government officials singled out Jack’s religious beliefs for discriminatory treatment – but that isn’t freedom, it’s tyranny. It’s simply un-American to force people like Jack to compromise their religious beliefs just because they are disfavored by those who have used government entities like this Colorado government commission.

Thankfully, the Supreme Court’s ruling means Jack will remain free to live according to his beliefs whether he is at work, at home, or in his place of worship. As Americans, our consensus on religious freedom has historically recognized the God-given right of Americans to live all aspects of their lives according to their faith. This is no different today. – Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council hate group


JUSTICE GINSBURG and JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR were the two dissenting Supreme Court judges..

Phillips’ refusal to serve Craig and Mullins: Phillips would not sell to Craig and Mullins, for no reason other than their sexual orientation, a cake of the kind he regularly sold to others. When a couple contacts a bakery for a wedding cake, the product they are seeking is a cake celebrating their wed­ding—not a cake celebrating heterosexual weddings or same-sex weddings—and that is the service Craig and Mullins were denied.



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



Grifter FRC Hate Group Money Begs Off SCOTUS Anti-Gay Baker Case Even Though Its Not Directly Involved


Via mass e-mail beg:

Dear XXXX,

The American Civil Liberties Union tried to argue before the Supreme Court that the religious convictions of Christian baker Jack Phillips should not be protected by the First Amendment.

That’s simply preposterous!

With less than one month to go before Jack will be fighting not just for his Christian rights, but for the rights of all Americans to practice our religious freedoms, we must come to his aid right away.

This case is the Roe v. Wade of religious liberty and is one of the most contentious and important First Amendment cases we’ve ever seen.

We need to do everything we can to rally the national grassroots in support of Jack. In the face of the ACLU’s attack on Jack Phillips – and all Christians – we need your immediate gift of $25, $35, $50, $100, or more today.

Jack Phillips stood up for his Christian faith when he refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, and his case will now impact every American who believes in the Bible.

We must pray for Jack and ensure he knows how many Americans believe in him…

… believe in our religious freedoms…

… and believe in protecting our First Amendment rights.

It’s key that we fight to defend his good name and, more importantly, to defend our constitutionally guaranteed right to religious freedom against the radical ACLU.

Can we count on your support?

As the legislative affiliate of the Family Research Council, FRC Action is a leading rallying force of the pro-family conservative grassroots in America.

We are mobilizing our national grassroots team to support Jack and defend religious liberty wherever it comes under attack.

Together, we can help ensure that our religious freedoms remain protected under our Constitution, and that we can continue to live biblically-faithful lives in the United States without fear of government intrusion.

The ACLU is now openly claiming that our Constitution doesn’t protect the religious liberty of Bible-believing Christians like Jack. Honestly, I never thought I’d see this happen.

But it has.

In response, we must increase our efforts to show Jack nationwide support from freedom-loving conservatives.

Please help with your most generous gift today.

Arguments will be heard by the Supreme Court on December 5, and now the ACLU has requested their own argument time.

We’ve got a lot of work to do in the next month to rally fellow Values Voters.

The outcome of this case will determine the future of religious freedom for all Americans – including you, which is why we urgently need your support.

Whether you can afford to give $25, $35, $50, or more – please help right away. And please, remember to include Jack in your prayers. On other promotions, please checkout Etherisc ICO ratings.

Thank you, and God bless.

For America,

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. “Jerry” Boykin
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council Action

FRC Action
801 G Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
1-877/372-2808 | Contact FRC Action


Grifters gonna grift. 

Hate Groups gonna hate.

Christian Nationalist LGBT Hate groups like the Family Research Concil gonna grift,  hate, and lie.




Anthony Bourdain And Other Celebrity Chefs File Amicus Brief In Support of Gay Rights in SCOTUS Wedding Cake Case.


Anthony Bourdain, Tom Colicchio, José Andrés, Padma Lakshmi, and Carla Hall are just a few of the over 35 celebrity chefs who have  filed an amicus brief in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court case on behalf of the same-sex couple that was refused a wedding cake by Denver baker Jack Phillips.

The ‘Chefs for Equality’ brief includes bakers, chefs, restaurateurs and other culinary industry leaders from every state, plus Washington D.C. In addition to food professionals from all over the country

The same is true of Phillips’s wedding cakes. Regardless of the creativity of his designs or the skill
with which he executes them, Phillips’s customers purchase a product intended to be consumed. If that
were not the case, there would be no reason for Phillips to “write[], paint[], and sculpt[] using mostly
edible materials like icing and fondant rather than ink and clay.” Pet. Br. 20. For that reason, the
comparison to “abstract painting[s] *** [and] modern sculpture[s],” Pet. Br. 20-21—items that presumably
have no purpose other than to reveal the expression of the artist—is inapt.

The Colorado Supreme Court upheld a ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals that bakery owner Jack Phillips cannot cite religious beliefs or free speech in order to discriminate against same-sex couples. Amicus briefs in support of the same-sex couple and the the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s deadline to file at the Supreme Court of the United States ended yesterday. Oral arguments will be heard by the Court on December 5th.






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Trump Administration’s DOJ To Argue On Behalf Of Anti-Gay Baker Before Supreme Court


U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco of The Department of Justice  submitted a motion for argument time to the high court on Wednesday in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Commission on Civil Rights  in support of a Colorado baker who refused on religious grounds to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

The National Law Journal reported in September that the Justice Department was internally divided over whether to participate at all in the case. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, overcoming objections, directed the filing of the amicus brief, according to lawyers with knowledge of the decision.

In its motion for argument time, Francisco told the justices: “As a general matter, the United States has a substantial interest in the preservation of federal constitutional rights of free expression. In addition, the United States has a particular interest in the scope of such rights in the context of the Colorado statute here, which shares certain features with federal public accommodations laws, including Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Senators during Francisco’s confirmation process questioned his remarks at a Heritage Foundation event in which he spotlighted the plaintiffs in big social cases against the Obama administration. He noted plaintiffs challenging the Affordable Care Act included a group of nuns, Catholic Charities and “inner city” Catholic schools.

“On marriage,” Francisco said in the Heritage speech, “[we] need to do the same. Focus on the florist, on the baker, the sincere small businessmen under attack.”

The Denver Post, GOP, Republicans, revenge, cake, same sex marriage, civil rights, discrimination, religious freedom

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.