The Christian baker who made headlines for refusing to bake a gay wedding cake because of his religious beliefs is back in the news again.
The prolific baker, Jack Phillips, is being sued a second time!
This time the lawsuit is not because of a wedding cake, but because of a “gender transition” birthday cake.
The first lawsuit made its way all the way up to the Supreme Court of the United States and creating a cultural firestorm over religious rights.
When the Supreme Court heard the case, they sided with Phillips and said that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission was being hostile towards religious liberty.
Same sex couples as well as those wanting transition cakes can always go to other bakeries — or perhaps inscribe their own writing after purchasing the cake.
Nonetheless, they decided to sue Phillips instead.
More details on the gender transition cake drama below:
To many people, the request for a gender transition cake seems like an obvious "set up."
There are many bakers and bakeries, yet they asked Jack Phillips to make the cake after his highly publicized and successful legal battle.
Phillips' store, Masterpiece Cakeshop, is reported to have lost approximately 40 percent of its revenue due to the persecution from left wing radicals.
Breitbart has more details on the second lawsuit against Phillips for practicing his religious liberty:
Jack Phillips, the baker who was sued for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding because of his religious conscience, was back in court on Thursday, this time for turning down a request for a “gender transition” cake.
The first lawsuit against Phillips, who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, worked its way up to the United States Supreme Court, which in 2018, reached a 7-2 decision that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission acted with hostility toward religion when it ordered Phillips to make cakes for same-sex weddings as well as conduct so-called sensitivity training for his employees.
Scardina is seeking more than $100,000 in damages, fines, and attorney’s fees, according to the Post.
The ADF has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which was filed in a state court.
Unfortunately, it appears that some people won't be satisfied until the Masterpiece Cakeshop closes its doors to business.
Many people support Phillips and refuse to let racical liberals determine which businesses stay open and which ones close their doors.
See some of the posts from people supporting Jack Phillips below:
The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) defending Phillips during his first legal battle.
ADF will be defending him this time around. They will be asking the judge to dismiss the case entirely.
If that happens, will another "set up" occur?
The Christian Court has more details on the new lawsuit against the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner:
Phillips has long maintained that he does not single out lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or trans-identified individuals regarding his custom orders. However, he's long maintained that he will not use his creative talents to support messages that conflict with his faith. Thus, he will not make cakes that celebrate Halloween, drug use, or cakes that disparage people, including those who identify as LGBT.
"It wasn’t enough for Jack to lose 40 percent of his business after Colorado pursued him the first time. It wasn’t enough for Jack to have to defend his freedoms all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. And it wasn’t enough for Jack and his family to endure years of harassment and even death threats," ADF noted on its website Wednesday.
"For some, it won’t be enough until Masterpiece Cakeshop closes its doors and Jack Phillips is in financial ruin. They want Jack, an average American business owner, to pay a hefty price—all because he wants to live according to his faith. It is time to leave Jack alone," ADF added.
The Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission has been seen as one of the more important modern religious liberty cases to reach the high court. Though a decisive majority of justices sided with Phillips, the scope of the ruling was narrow in that it focused on the Colorado Commission's lack of neutrality. The high court did not weigh in on the deeper conflict between anti-discrimination statutes and the free exercise of religion and free speech.
Some have pointed out that Muslim bakers also refuse to bake gay wedding cakes, but there have never been lawsuits filed against them.
It appears that only Christian bakers like Jack Phillips are targetted and accused of being "hateful."
In many cases, it appears that those who claim to fight for tolerance do not in fact have tolerance themselves for those with legitimate religious beliefs.