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Our religious freedom could be on the line, too
Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips was ordered by the state to use his talents to celebrate same-sex weddings. That’s right, he was ordered … in direct violation of his conscience and sincerely held religious beliefs.
He was told to reeducate his staff and file quarterly compliance reports with the state for two years. Now that the Colorado Supreme Court has declined to review the lower court decision, ADF is appealing Jack’s case to the U.S. Supreme Court. But the outcome is far from certain.
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Sued for following his conscience
Jack’s troubles began in July 2012, when two men came into his bakery requesting a wedding cake for their same-sex wedding. In a brief exchange, Jack declined the request, saying he could not design cakes for same-sex wedding ceremonies.
Jack offered to make the couple any other type of baked good, but, because of his faith, he could not design a cake promoting a same-sex wedding ceremony.
The men swore at Jack and stormed out. After enduring weeks of obscene phone calls and emails, and even threats of violence, Jack received notice from the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. He was being sued, accused of violating the state’s non-discrimination laws.
Throughout the entire journey, Alliance Defending Freedom and its allied attorneys have been defending Jack in court, free of charge. And we were — and are — only able to do this because Ministry Friends like you give to make it possible.