The 'Let's get Jack' game continues

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
 | 
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Jack Phillips (Colo. baker - concerned look)Colorado baker Jack Phillips (pictured) faces another lawsuit over his refusal to make a pro-LGBT cake, begging the obvious question: Is Phillips being targeted? One public policy analyst answers that in the affirmative.

A transgender individual named "Autumn" Scardina is personally suing Phillips, arguing that the Christian baker has violated Colorado's Anti-Discrimination Act and Consumer Protection Act for declining to make what Scardina called a "birthday cake" that is blue on the outside and pink on the inside.

This isn't the first time Scardina has taken Phillips to court. The same Colorado Civil Rights Commission that fought Phillips to the U.S. Supreme Court over a same-sex "wedding" cake took action on behalf of Scardina, but dropped that case earlier this year after Phillips and his attorneys at Alliance Defending Freedom countersued. In that case, Scardina had ordered the same cake design for a "gender transition" celebration – and asked for the cake on the same day the Supreme Court announced it would consider Phillips' appeal in the first case.

When it comes to this latest case, Scardina's attorney tells CBS 4 in Denver the "dignity of all citizens of our state needs to be honored." Still, Jeff Hunt of Colorado Christian University's Centennial Institute says this is harassment.

Hunt

"There's a lot of dispute as to whether it was a birthday cake or a 'transgender reveal' cake – but in either circumstance Jack did not feel comfortable expressing the message that Autumn wanted to express," the Institute director tells OneNewsNow.

Hunt has long been a supporter of Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop. The business is located near Colorado Christian University, which held a rally in support of Phillips before the U.S. Supreme Court arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Phillips won that case, with the Supreme Court saying in a 7-2 ruling a year ago that the Commission was hostile toward his religious beliefs.

"Autumn has specifically sought out Jack, is harassing Jack, and Jack I think should countersue and get every dime that's due to him," Hunt continues. "At this point it's religious harassment – it's harassment based upon religious values."

Attorney Jim Campbell of Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following statement to media:

"A new lawsuit has been filed against Masterpiece Cakeshop that appears to largely rehash old claims. The State of Colorado abandoned similar ones just a few months ago. So this latest attack by Scardina looks like yet another desperate attempt to harass cake artist Jack Phillips. And it stumbles over the one detail that matters most: Jack serves everyone – he just cannot express all messages through his custom cakes."

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Where did you first hear the terms 'critical race theory' and 'intersectionality'?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

In Mideast, Pompeo seeks a global coalition against Iran
Aerial photos help census officials pinpoint faraway people
Opposition win in Istanbul a blow to Turkey’s Erdogan
Bikers, military vets mourn 7 killed in rural highway crash
Bolton warns Iran not to mistake US ‘prudence’ for weakness

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Send the illegals back!
You can't be serious: Elizabeth Warren promises reparations for gay couples
‘Non-violent’ advocacy group hijacks school board meetings, attacks people who disagree
AntiFa targets Tucker Carlson’s home in D.C. poster campaign
New documents released regarding Rep. Ilhan Omar's possible bigamy and incest

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
9th Circuit sides with Trump, Planned Parenthood most hurt

Planned Parenthood logo with cash backgroundThe Trump administration found an unusual ally in its legal fight to control the flow of Title X federal funds.