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):
“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.
“On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court anno
unced that it will hear Jack’s case in the fall! The exact date has not yet been set, but their decision will determine once and for all whether Americans still have the constitutionally guaranteed freedom to live out their sincerely held beliefs even when others disagree.
“Four years ago, to avoid violating his conscience
without disobeying the State of Colorado’s order requiring that he custom design cakes for same-sex weddings, Jack stopped making wedding cakes altogether. As a major source of income for any small cakeshop, the loss of the wedding cake business has cost Jack nearly 40% of his annual revenue.
“When the state or federal government can suppress one’s freedom at will based on shifting public opinion and changing morals, then religious freedom loses its meaning.
“And indeed the ramifications of this case may b
e that far reaching, with even SCOTUSblog referring to it as a potential blockbuster (https://goo.gl/YB2H0r)*. There is more at stake than whether one man must participate, against his conscience, in a same-sex ceremony – this case tests the very core of what it means to have religious liberty and whether or not our country has forsaken that foundational principle.
“Support Jack Phillips and stand with him and his right to live out his sincerely held religious beliefs!
“‘I want a world in which we are free to live peacefully according to our deepest convictions. I don’t want to live in a world in which anyone should fear being fined or jailed for having beliefs the government doesn’t like.’ – Jack”
Donna Jack continues to write:
For the complete Masterpiece Cakeshop article above, click here or go to:
“The most closely watched of our returning relists is the five-times relisted
potential blockbuster Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 16-111, involving a cake decorator who refused on religious grounds to make a cake
for a same-sex wedding.”
NOTE: SCOTUSblog stands for: (Supreme Court of the United States blog)