For a second time, Colorado cakeshop owner Jack Phillips has been subjugated to legality after refusing to make a cake based on his Christian beliefs. As the news circulates around the nation, many await the legal precedent Phillips’ case could set for the First Amendment rights of free speech and freedom of religion in modern-day America.
On Thursday, Jan. 26, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips lost his appeal case in the Colorado Court of Appeals after refusing to make a cake celebrating a gender transition.
The request for the cake came from Autumn Scardina, a transgender activist who approached the cake shop and “deliberately stated intent to ‘correct the errors of [Phillips’] thinking,’” according to The Federalist. It seems the crowd which screams for love and tolerance also jumps at the chance to demean and corrupt.
“Scardina wanted Phillips to make a custom pink cake with blue icing to celebrate a ‘gender transition.’ Scardina also requested a cake with ‘an image of Satan smoking marijuana,’” according to The Federalist.
This succeeds Jack Phillips’ partial Supreme Court win over a gay couple who sued Masterpiece Cakeshop when Phillips refused to make a wedding cake celebrating the couple’s marriage.
The “progressive” crowd looks to only be accepting until a different belief appears, then the fangs emerge. Tolerance is requested, but never reciprocated. In reality, what “progressives” really want is submission, not mutual tolerance, because inside each one is a hungry little authoritarian.
Scardina sued Phillips under the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act for his refusal to make the cake based on Scardina’s status as a transgender person. Phillips, correctly, argued the request violated his free speech rights and the personal beliefs reflected in his business.
This past Thursday, the Colorado Court of Appeals sided with Scardina, ruling “the refusal by Jack Phillips and Masterpiece Cakeshop to make a cake requested by Autumn Scardina did not constitute free speech,” and “‘We conclude that creating a pink cake with blue frosting is not inherently expressive and any message or symbolism it provides to an observer would not be attributed to the baker,’” according to the New York Post.
Cue the First Amendment duty violation from the Colorado courts once again, which had been noticed by the Supreme Court ruling in the previous case involving the Colorado cake shop owner and seems to have happened again in this legal matter.
Christians across the nation seem to be facing more adversity than ever before, as anti-Christian messages are spreading across the violent branches of progressive ideologies taking root in America. Be wary, progressives guild themselves in positivity when all they seem to care about is switching fundamental truths for lies.
Even the First Amendment is not safe against tyranny as progressive ideology seeks to destroy anything against its narrative, including free speech, arguably the United States’ most sacred principle. However, the Supreme Court has a chance to prove First Amendment rights reign supreme over delusional corrections of personal ideals.
“‘One need not agree with Jack’s views to agree that all Americans should be free to say what they believe, even if the government disagrees with those beliefs,’ ADF senior counsel Jake Warner said in a statement,” according to NBC.