Christian Baker Targeted in Yet Another Lawsuit

ChurchLeaders | 8/15/2018 | Staff
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After being told by the highest court in the land that it had openly disparaged a baker’s Christianity, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission is going after the baker and his beliefs again.

On the day that the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cake Shop, who refused to bake a cake for a same sex wedding, Autumn Scardina, who says he is a man becoming a woman, asked Phillips to create a custom cake celebrating his “coming out.”

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Phillips refused and Scardina, a family law attorney, filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

The commission said Phillips was again in violation of state law for insisting that he will not “design custom cakes that express ideas or celebrate events at odds with its owner and staff’s religious beliefs.”

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This is the same state agency that was publicly rebuked by the U.S. Supreme Court for its exhibited hatred of Christianity in the Masterpiece Cake case only weeks ago.

In the 7-2 ruling the justices wrote the “Civil Rights Commission’s consideration of this case was inconsistent with the state’s obligation of religious neutrality.”

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Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit late Tuesday night against the commission on Phillip’s behalf, over the state’s second attempt to compel him to bake a cake with a message that violates his religious beliefs.

He’s suing the commission for violating his constitutional right to live out his religious beliefs and his right to due process under the law.

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