June 20, 2018
Find the Court’s full opinion about Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-111_j4el.pdf
Here is a link to a donate page to help out Jack and his business.
Photographs from http://masterpiececakes.com/
WHAT HAPPENED ON JUNE 8, 2018 AT
During the morning and through the afternoon on June 8th, there were from 75 to 200 people at a time at Masterpiece Cakeshop, supporting Jack. Everyone was very pleasant.
A man was there all day from the legal group that had supported Jack (at no cost). I asked if they needed any more financial support, and he told me that people had been very generous over the 6 years. Now it was the time give full support to Jack.
Present was the attorney who defended Jack’s case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Other people who came to support Jack were: people from several organizations, individuals from his church and other churches, and friends and people who had heard about the potential flash mob. They all came to support Jack with their presence in the face of threats.
All morning and afternoon, there was a continuous line of people purchasing baked goods and other things that were for sale in the cakeshop. Jack said with a smile that people were purchasing anything that was not nailed down.
It was a long day with no break. Jack and his wife were exhausted when it came time to close the shop for the day.
THERE IS STILL A NEED TO HELP GET JACK BACK ON HIS FEET
There were people like me who came on June 8th, simply to show support for Jack, and to make a financial contribution toward helping him get back on his feet. Many came to make orders for cakes and other pastries. People told me they would continue to contribute money and purchase cakes and pastries.
YOU CAN GO TO THE MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP
AND CONTRIBUTE ONLINE, BY MAIL, OR YOU CAN DELIVER HELP IN PERSON.
During the 6 years of persecution inflicted on Jack and his family, Jack had to let go of about 60% of his workforce. On the day we were there, Jack’s wife and maybe four other people, were working behind the counter and in back — volunteering their time to serve those who had come to show support.
To mail a check — or go to his shop:
3355 S Wadsworth Blvd H-117
Lakewood, CO 80227
FORTUNATELY THE DISRUPTION NEVER HAPPENED
About 12 people did come to protest around 3:00. There were no problems, except for a few minutes when one of the protesters (a tall thin man) was yelling unfriendly things at us.
We are very thankful that those who had threatened to have a flash mob, and break out Jack’s windows on June 8th, didn’t follow through.
JACK IS HAPPY TO GET BACK TO HIS CRAFT
Jack and his family would appreciate if people would purchase baked goods and order cakes from his shop. He wants to get back to doing what he loves best – designing beautiful cakes.