Colorado vs. Jack the Baker – Round 2

August 17, 2018

Friends,

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) just ruled 7-2, in June of this year, that Colorado was hostile to Jack Phillips's religious beliefs. Unbelievably, less than a month after the decision, the state is unlawfully targeting him for his faith – again.
 
Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, is facing another round of harassment for simply running his business according to his faith. For over six years now, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission has been on a crusade to crush Jack because its officials are hostile to his faith. After he defended himself all the way to the Supreme Court and won, he thought Colorado’s hostility toward his faith was over. He was wrong.

The day SCOTUS agreed to hear Jack’s case in June 2017, a local attorney and LGBT advocate contacted Jack’s shop requesting a cake with a pink and blue design celebrating that attorney’s transition from male to female. Jack declined because it would have expressed messages that violate his religious beliefs. He serves all customers but doesn’t celebrate all events or express all messages through his custom cakes. The attorney filed a complaint against Jack with the state of Colorado, alleging that Jack was guilty of discrimination. Despite the 7-2 ruling against the state, and the facts indicating that the request was an apparent setup, Colorado doubled-down on its hostility toward Jack’s religious beliefs by deciding to prosecute him again for living out his faith.

LFF ally, Alliance Defending Freedom is once again representing Jack in a suit against the state of Colorado for unjustly targeting him because of his religious beliefs.

Enough is enough, Colorado. All Americans have the First Amendment right to speak and peacefully live consistent with their religious convictions. LFF stood with Jack at the Supreme Court and we’re standing with him again! The battle for the freedom to live and work according to deeply held religious beliefs isn’t over. 

Please share this email and help us spread the word. We can’t afford to go quiet – religious liberty still hangs in the balance.

In His Service,

Gene Mills
President
Louisiana Family Forum

P.S. – You don’t want to miss the 2018 LFF Gala!  We will be celebrating 20 years of being your voice for life, liberty and limited government. Let’s celebrate together, on September 27th at the  Healing Place Church Arena! Be sure to get your 2018 LFF Legislative Scorecard and share it with your family, church, and friends!

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