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Posted 11 March 2019 - 08:38 PM

Colorado’s second case against Masterpiece Cakeshop and Jack Phillips crumbles
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Kristen Waggoner
March 11, 2019

Shortly after Jack Phillips’ victory at the Supreme Court, the state of Colorado embarked on a second campaign to crush the Colorado cake artist and his small family business, Masterpiece Cakeshop. By seeking yet again to punish Jack for living out his faith, Colorado left little doubt that it harbored hostility toward religious people like Jack.

Throughout its second legal battle, evidence emerged that removed all doubt of that continued hostility. And on March 5, Colorado quit its second, ill-advised crusade against Jack.

Colorado commissioners have every incentive to minimize their defeat or to describe it as a legal truce, but it isn’t. Colorado has relentlessly pursued Jack for over six-and-a-half years, stripping him of 40 percent of his business and the wedding work he loves. But, now, the state’s harassment has come to an end.

As Jack’s attorneys, we’re delighted that he gets to go back to focusing on his cake art. And as advocates for religious liberty, we’re hopeful that Colorado’s failed crusades serve as warnings to other government officials hostile toward religious freedom.

The first time Colorado officials came after Jack, they ordered him to create cakes celebrating a view of marriage that conflicts with his faith. That six-year ordeal was laced with government actions disparaging Jack’s religious beliefs. It also included unequal treatment: Colorado punished Jack for declining to create cakes with messages that he cannot in good conscience express, while allowing other cake artists—those whose views the state likes—to do the very same thing.

Then, in a decisive 7-2 victory for Jack, the U.S. Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the state’s efforts to punish him, finding that the state acted with “clear and impermissible hostility toward [his] sincere religious beliefs.”

But shortly after Jack’s win, Colorado officials came after him again, seeking to force him to create a custom pink-and-blue cake celebrating a gender transition. The request for that cake came from a Colorado lawyer, and it came on the very same day that the Supreme Court announced it would hear Jack’s case during a phone call where the lawyer told the shop’s representative that another person was listening via speaker phone. It wasn’t what you would consider an ordinary request. Our legal team eventually proved that this same attorney called Jack at least one other time and requested a cake celebrating Satan’s birthday with an image of Satan smoking marijuana.

Colorado tried to use that attorney’s request for the gender-transition cake as the basis for prosecuting Jack again. Unwilling to sit back while the state turned his life upside down for another six years, Jack filed a lawsuit against the state officials intent on punishing him for living out his faith.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 10:27 PM

These people need to lose their jobs, they are a religious inquisition pretending to be a governmental agency. Their religion is that of Marx. I am tired of these fools destroying everything they disagree with simply because someone was idiotic enough to put them into a position where they can impose their beliefs.
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 10:43 PM

View PostTaggart Transcontinental, on 11 March 2019 - 10:27 PM, said:

These people need to lose their jobs, they are a religious inquisition pretending to be a governmental agency. Their religion is that of Marx. I am tired of these fools destroying everything they disagree with simply because someone was idiotic enough to put them into a position where they can impose their beliefs.

This. Throw some massive fines in too.
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:59 AM

View PostTaggart Transcontinental, on 11 March 2019 - 10:27 PM, said:

These people need to lose their jobs, they are a religious inquisition pretending to be a governmental agency. Their religion is that of Marx. I am tired of these fools destroying everything they disagree with simply because someone was idiotic enough to put them into a position where they can impose their beliefs.


:yeahthat:

If they want a fight, they'll get one. It will get bloody too...
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:25 AM

I just want to make sure I am up to speed on this story. They have no problem selling cakes to gays, Satanists, etc - they just won't bake a gay or Satanist cake. The Left / city wants to sue and/or shut them down because they can't pick what the baker will bake? Am I close on this one?
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:16 AM

View PostJunto, on 12 March 2019 - 07:25 AM, said:

I just want to make sure I am up to speed on this story. They have no problem selling cakes to gays, Satanists, etc - they just won't bake a gay or Satanist cake. The Left / city wants to sue and/or shut them down because they can't pick what the baker will bake? Am I close on this one?



Wedding cake actually.

I am just waiting for a case where someone walks into a Gun shop wearing a K.K.K. hood or some other racially charged item and the shop refuses sale and then the same people who think the cake shop is wrong comes to the aid of the wanna' buy a gun racists.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 01:37 PM

Colofornia.
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