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March 7, 2019 at 5:37 pm #1517
Victory For Us Baker In ‘Transgender Cake’ Case – The Christian Institute
A legal case against a Christian baker, who refused to make a cake celebrating a ‘gender transition’, has been dropped following months of dispute.
Jack Phillips was taken to court by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission which accused him of discriminating against Autumn Scardina, a male lawyer identifying as a woman.
This is the second time the State of Colorado has failed in an attempt to prosecute the baker for wishing not to provide cakes promoting LGBT issues.
‘Sincere religious beliefs’
Last year Mr Phillips won a similar case at the US Supreme Court after he rejected a request to provide a same-sex wedding cake.
He won the case after proving “hostility” against his “sincere religious beliefs”.
The Masterpiece Cakeshop owner said he was willing to take the new case to the Supreme Court too, affirming that sex “is given by God… and cannot be chosen or changed”.
The case has now been dropped by the courts and a decision to end all legal action against the baker was approved unanimously by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
Jim Campbell, a lawyer from US religious liberty organisation Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) who supported Phillips, said: “We hope that the state is done going along with obvious efforts to harass Jack.
“He shouldn’t be driven out of business just because some people disagree with his religious beliefs and his desire to live consistently with them.”
ADF released a statement saying: “Jack’s victory is great news for everyone. Tolerance and respect for good-faith differences of opinion are essential in a diverse society like ours.”
And Phillips later called his victory “a win for freedom.”
He added: “I’m very grateful and looking forward to serving my customers as I always have: with love and respect.”
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March 7, 2019 at 6:26 pm #1536Watchman35Participant
March 7, 2019 at 6:32 pm #1538YohananModerator
March 8, 2019 at 11:04 am #1607
March 8, 2019 at 12:18 pm #1615MyWhiteStoneParticipant
Loz, can you imagine how much time, energy, and money is spent on trying to prosecute these ridiculous charges? Hundreds of thousands of dollars probably over refusal to bake only one cake, for Pete’s sake!! We Christians and what we stand for have got to be really frightening to governments since they are willing to heap up piles of resources that high just to bull us over for a cake!
March 8, 2019 at 1:27 pm #1619KolleenWhiteStoneModerator
His Masterpiece cake shop is not far from us. This should not have happened in America, the land of the free! But, evil is abounding as we all know, and goodness and righteousness are being attacked on every level. Praising God for Mr Phillip’s strong stand measure of faith by which God honored him and honored His word, to protect His children.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery. Gal 5:1
March 9, 2019 at 5:54 am #1705
The cake is just the instrument.
If it were a New Age, Muslim, Budhist, Atheist, Sikh or any other religion it would not be happening or considered. It’s a direct attack against Christians and by association God Himself.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Just another sign that we are indeed in the last days.
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