Category Archives: Left attacks on free institutions

0343_Jack Phillips Story Video_ A November 7, 2017 rally at CCU was held to support Jack Phillips- by showing up, contributing money for his case and his business, and praying for him_ (The U.S. Supreme Court was expected to rule in December 2017 – didn’t rule until June 2018

Donna Jack
June 21, 2018

Jack’s Story – video above:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=NMn3WycWJsg

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Rally for Jack Phillips – November 8, 2017
http://www.ccu.edu/centennial/event/religious-freedom-rally-jack-phillips/

November last year I attended a rally for Jack Phillips, whose case was going to come before the U.S. Supreme Court.  We all were expecting Jack’s case to be decided in December of last year.

Last November, the atmosphere was electric in the packed auditorium at Colorado Christian University (CCU).  We heard speaker after speaker talking in defense of our Constitutional rights to freedom of religion/conscience/thought/and speech.

A man from Alliance Defending Freedom spoke.  Alliance Defending Freedom is the group that has been providing necessary legal support for Jack (pro bono — without cost to Jack).  On their website they say, “… the ensuing lawsuit became the first time the government ever tried to force him to violate his conscience.” Continue reading

0342_June 27, 2017 information and a letter from Jack Phillips (Masterpiece Cakeshop website)_ Information from SCOTUSblog (Supreme Court of the United States blog)_ learn about the case and about Jack, who is standing up for everyone’s freedom of religion and freedom of conscience

Donna Jack
June 21, 2018

See blogs 0339, 0340, 0341, 0342, and 0343 for more information about Jack Phillips, the U.S. Supreme Court decision June 7, 2018, and previous information about Jack and his support.

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.

Below is the first part of an article called “Description” found on Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop Website (see it on the link to donate page link above):

Description:

“Thank you for your interest in standing with Jack through these difficult times!

“What started as a conversation – a polite decline to custom design a same-sex couple’s wedding cake because it violated Jack’s biblically-informed conscience – has turned into an almost 5 year legal battle. After all, the Constitution’s guarantee of free exercise of religion and freedom of speech remain a part of the American fabric. And every American should be free to live and work consistent with their faith, without fear of being punished by the government.

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0341_Report on June 8, 2018 threatened Flash Mob at Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop (that never happened)- by Donna Jack

Donna Jack
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.

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Photographs from http://masterpiececakes.com/

WHAT HAPPENED ON JUNE 8, 2018 AT
MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP?

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. Continue reading

0305_Letter to Bill (Armstrong): It’s War _ by John Andrews February 2018 _Left declares war on Christian higher Ed _ Bill Armstrong bio, funeral, memorial, etc.

Donna Jack
February 27, 2018

2018-02-06_John Andrews sent out in an email:  Left declares War on Christian Higher Ed_Letter to Bill (by John Andrews).

Read about Bill Armstrong (Bill Armstrong memorial, obituary, his presidency at CCU, and  his memorial service):     www.ccu.edu/billarmstrong

From: John Andrews [mailto:andrewsjk76=gmail.com@mail37.atl11.rsgsv.net] On Behalf Of John Andrews
Sent: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 5:15 AM
To:        Subject: Left declares war on Christian higher ed

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https://mailchi.mp/7d3ca86ba1f8/left-declares-war-on-christian-higher-ed?e=2b9dc8a050

2018-02-06_Left declares War on Christian Higher Ed_picture Andrews_Hunt_Armstrong_croppedSenator Armstrong on far right; Jeff Hunt center; and me — a lot to live up to

Letter to Bill: It’s War

 By John Andrews
Editor, Backbone America. net
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The late president of Colorado Christian University, Bill Armstrong, was my friend and political comrade for 40 years. We lost him on Independence Day two summers ago, ending an illustrious career as a senator, businessman, evangelist, educator, and Christian statesman.

Armstrong’s last big play was helping CCU’s public policy guy, Jeff Hunt, land candidate Donald Trump to keynote the 2016 Western Conservative Summit — the annual rally on the right that I launched after Bill dreamed it up.

Ever the dreamer, he was, and what a force. I sure miss the guy.  Sometimes, to clear my head when things get intense, I imagine writing him a letter. Here’s the latest one.

Dear Bill: Heaven being the idyllic place it is, you’re likely spared cable news, social media, and all the earth noise we put up with down here. But I bet you still keep current on the war of America’s angry utopian left against our free institutions and the God who gave them to us. Continue reading