On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on behalf of Colorado baker Jack Phillips in Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Phillips declined to design a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple back in 2012 due to his Christian beliefs but was willing to sell the couple an already-made cake. According to Colorado officials, not designing a custom wedding cake violated a Colorado law that makes sexual orientation a protected class. Phillips was dragged into court.
Tuesday, Phillips said, “It’s hard to believe that the government is forcing me to choose between providing for my family and employees and violating my relationship with God. That is not freedom. That is not tolerance.”
The reaction of FACT’s president to the oral argument is the subject of today’s blog.
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