The State of Colorado should be in hot water. After the Supreme court ruled they mistreated the Christian baker, the State continues to push the baker back into the crosshairs. This time, though, Mr. Phillips, the baker, isn’t putting up with it!
According to The Western Journal, “Baker Jack Phillips is fighting back against the latest attempt by the state of Colorado to infringe on his right to live according to his religious beliefs.
Phillips on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which the U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled failed to treat Phillips fairly when he was sued for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding, The Daily Caller reports.
Phillips, who runs the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, took his stand in 2012. The case made its way to the Supreme Court, which issued its ruling in June. The attorneys representing Phillips said the state refused to let the matter rest.
“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, Alliance Defending Freedom’s senior vice president of U.S. legal division, in a news release.”
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Phillips says that he has the right to refuse to make a cake that celebrates a cause that is contrary to his religious beliefs. According to AP, the lawsuit filed by Phillips says “the status of being male or female … is given by God, is biologically determined, is not determined by perceptions or feelings, and cannot be chosen or changed.”
In his court filings, Phillips says the state is on a “crusade to crush” him “because its officials despise what he believes and how he practices his faith.” The Alliance Defending Freedom, a nonprofit Christian law firm, is representing Phillips, as they did in the case of the gay couple’s wedding cake.