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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.

You can help ensure he’ll get the strong defense he needs.

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.

“When it’s a same-sex wedding, I can’t participate …. Because that goes against what the Bible teaches.”
-Jack Phillips

More and more Christians targeted for their faith

Jack is just one of a growing number of Christian artists being targeted by social activists.

“Christian creative professionals across the country are in the crosshairs on these issues,” said Jeremy Tedesco, Director of the ADF Center for Conscience Initiatives. “What we’ve seen, since the same-sex marriage decision from the Supreme Court, is that achieving that significant legal victory is not even close to enough for the other side.

“They need forced acceptance and celebration of same-sex marriage to be satisfied. If you’re not willing to affirm same-sex marriage, then you ought to be silenced. And that means put out of business.”

You can help ensure Jack, and others punished for their faith, get the strong defense they need.

“What’s surprising is that the same government that is supposed to be protecting our rights is actually the biggest threat to them. ”
-Jack Phillips

You’ll be protecting our religious freedom, too

Your year-end gift today is crucial to defending Jack Phillips and all Americans of faith. When you protect their religious freedom, you are making your own freedom more secure as well.

We don’t charge our clients for the legal defense they receive, so we must depend on God and His people to supply our needs.

Many cases involve a costly, drawn-out battle. We must not let these people of faith stand alone.

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