The Colorado Civil Rights Commission announced that it will dismiss its most recent charges against cake baker Jack Phillips in the wake of newly discovered evidence of the state’s continued hostility toward Phillips and his beliefs.
Just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court sided with Phillips’ religious conviction to refuse to create a same-sex “wedding” cake, the commission went after Phillips again, accusing him this time of discrimination for declining to create a gender transition cake.
Said Phillips’ lawyer, ADF’s Kristen Waggoner, “This is the second time the state has launched a failed effort to prosecute him. While it finally appears to be getting the message that its anti-religious hostility has no place in our country, the state’s decision to target Jack has cost him more than six-and-a-half years of his life.”
Despite the setbacks, Phillips is focusing on the bright side. “I’m very grateful and looking forward to serving my customers as I always have: with love and respect,” he said.
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