The owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop has had a target on his back for nearly a decade now.
Jack Phillips, the owner, has refused to violate his conscience and has refused to make special cakes for occasions such as gay marriages and other LGBTQ celebrations.
This time, a Colorado court ruled against Phillips after his refusal to back a cake for a gender transition celebration.
Autumn Scardina, an attorney, sued Phillips earlier this year for refusing to bake the cake in honor of Scardina’s transition. The cake was ordered on the same day in 2017 that the Supreme Court announced it would take up a separate suit against Phillips, who refused in 2012 to make a custom cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding.
“Anti-discrimination laws are intended to ensure that members of our society who have historically been treated unfairly, who have been deprived of even the every-day right to access businesses to buy products, are no longer treated as ‘others,'” the Denver District Court wrote in its ruling on Tuesday.
“Jack Phillips serves all people but shouldn’t be forced to create custom cakes with messages that violate his conscience,” attorney Kristen Waggoner of Alliance Defending Freedom said in a statement. “Radical activists and government officials are targeting artists like Jack because they won’t promote messages on marriage and sexuality that violate their core convictions.”
This is one of the problems with liberals. They're deliberately trying to ruin this man. They know that they don't do cakes for certain things, yet they will travels across states in order to try and force him to either do it, or face their wrath.
Phillips has won multiple court cases over the last decade, even in the Supreme Court, yet here we are again.
A business owner has the right to refuse service to anyone that they please and should not under any circumstances be forced to provide a service for anyone else. That is not freedom. No one in entitled to receive any good or service from anyone else, period.