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Supreme Court to Hear Case of Christian Cake Maker This Fall

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Jun 26
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The U.S. Supreme Court announced today (Monday) that it will hear the case of a Colorado cake maker who refused to make a cake for a gay wedding.

As ChristianHeadlines.com previously reported, the controversy began when Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Caskeshop in Colorado, refused to make a wedding cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins. Phillips cited his religious beliefs as the reason for his refusal to bake the cake.

Craig and Mullins filed a complaint against Phillips via the Colorado Civil Rights Commission which not only ruled against Phillips, but ordered him to change his business’s policies and to provide employee training on discrimination.

When Phillips appealed to the Colorado Supreme Court, he again lost his case. Appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court was Phillips’ last hope, and now the Court has agreed to hear his case.

CNN.com reports that the case Masterpiece v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission will be heard in the Court’s next term, which begins in October.

Phillips and his legal counsel are hopeful that the Court will rule in his favor based on his case for free speech and free exercise of religion.

“Whether it’s a photographer, or a cake maker, or a t-shirt designer,” said John Eastman, a professor and former dean at Chapman University’s School of Law, “they’re engaged in expressive activity.” In fact, added Eastman, in the case of “t-shirts or language on a cake, it’s actual speech.”

 

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Publication date: June 26, 2017


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