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0355_Karen Kataline — Aug. 20, 2018 — Masterpiece Cakeshop II: If you can’t say no, your yes means nothing. Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop

Donna Jack
August 24, 2018

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From: Karen <kaykat73@aol.com> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 9:43 AM To: KAYKAT73@aol.com Subject: My latest piece just posted in Town Hall: Masterpiece Cakeshop II: If you can’t say no, your yes means nothing. (Feel free to post & share ‘liberally!’) Thnx

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Masterpiece Cakeshop II: If You Can’t Say No, Your Yes Means Nothing

Karen Kataline

|Posted: Aug 20, 2018 8:56 AM

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As an assertiveness trainer, I made up an axiom: “If you can’t say no, your yes means nothing.” Our belief that we aren’t allowed to say no can be a form of self-imposed slavery. We have even bigger problems when our government typifies that belief.

Once again, the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) is targeting Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop. The original drama lasted more than six years and concerned Phillips’ refusal to create a custom wedding cake for a gay couple. The finale came in June 2018 with a 7-2 Supreme Court decision in Phillips’ favor.

The sequel to this story debuted recently when news broke that the CCRD ordered Phillips into “compulsory mediation” for a new discrimination charge. The complainant this time is Autumn Scardina, a transgender attorney who requested a custom cake to celebrate his/her gender transition. Scardina has allegedly targeted this shop in the past with sexually explicit and satanic cake requests. Continue reading

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