PLEASE PRAY – PRO-TRANS CAKE – CHRISTIAN BAKER FINED: Christian baker fined for refusing to bake cake supporting transgender ideology [#USAPersecution] 06/26
A Christian bakery owner in Colorado, USA has been fined for refusing to bake a cake in support of transgender ideology.
Jack Phillips, who runs Masterpiece Cakeshop, was taken to court by a customer, known as Autumn Scardina, after the baker turned down his request for a cake to celebrate his ‘transition’ from male to female.
In 2018, the US Supreme Court ruled that Jack Phillips had faced “clear and impermissible hostility” after declining to produce a cake for a same-sex wedding.
Religious liberty group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which is representing Jack Phillips, maintains that his shop declined the request because the customer specifically asked for a cake that expressed messages and celebrated an event in conflict with his religious beliefs.
But Denver District Court Judge A. Bruce Jones ruled that the case does not involve “compelled speech” and that Jack Phillips simply discriminated against Autumn Scardina because he is transgender.
The lawsuit was originally filed by the State of Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission, which lost the previous case, over a same-sex wedding cake, in 2018.
But the Commission dropped Autumn Scardina’s case after Jack Phillips countersued for harassment, and Autumn Scardina subsequently decided to pursue legal action privately.
ADF says it will appeal the ruling and the $500 fine.
BIG BREAKING NEWS – PRO-TRANS CAKE – CHRISTIAN BAKER FINED: Christian baker fined for refusing to bake cake supporting transgender ideology [#USAPersecution] 06/26
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