DENVER, Colorado, June 17, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — According to a Colorado district court ruling, Christian cakeshop owner Jack Phillips will be forced to bake cakes celebrating transgender ideology.
This new ruling, published Wednesday, is only the most recent development as Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop fights to defend his religious freedoms.
In 2012, a homosexual couple requested that Phillips make them a cake celebrating their “wedding.” Being a Christian, Phillips refused to compromise his belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.
The homosexuals took him to court and sued for his refusal to participate in their “wedding.” The district judge ruled that Phillips be forced to relinquish his religious beliefs and make the “wedding” cake.
Rather than compromise, Phillips decided to stop making wedding cakes altogether, despite the fact that this was nearly half of his shop’s income. He continued to fight the ruling, taking the case to the Supreme Court.
In 2018, the Supreme Court overruled the former ruling and determined that forcing Phillips to create the cake was a violation of the First Amendment.
Before this ruling, Autumn Scardina, a male attorney who pretends to be a woman, demanded that Phillips create a cake celebrating his “transition.” Upon being refused, Scardina sued Phillips.
“The request was for a custom-designed cake, pink on the inside and blue on the outside, to reflect and celebrate a gender transition,” Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a legal organization protecting religious freedom, said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Phillips’ shop declined the request because the customer specifically requested that the cake express messages and celebrate an event in conflict with Phillips’ religious beliefs,” ADF continued.
“Jack Phillips serves all people but shouldn’t be forced to create custom cakes with messages that violate his conscience,” ADF stated. “The harassment of people like Jack … has been occurring for nearly a decade and must stop.”
In the latest in a series of official endorsements by the GOP, the Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel recently issued a statement promoting so-called "pride" month and the agenda of the LGBT movement.
By forcing the LGBT agenda on the party faithful and would-be Republican voters, the RNC is seriously disrespecting their mostly conservative and Christian values.
Please SIGN this urgent petition to the RNC telling them to stop promoting the normalization of homosexual and transgender lifestyles, and the sexualization of politics in the United States.
Ever since Romney McDaniel took over as the head of the RNC in 2017, the leadership of the party has been tying itself, ever-more-closely, to this socially, morally and politically corrupt agenda, much to the dismay of the party faithful.
This is a colossal mistake for the party and society for three reasons:
- Attempting to normalize a lifestyle which is objectively disordered, is wrong and deceptive. The natural family and marriage between one man and one woman should be supported, not practices which have a decidedly destructive effect on individuals and society.
- If the party gives in to the LGBT agenda now, LGBT activists will never be satisfied. They will force the GOP to push more and more aberrant views, practices, policy and laws. That will be unhealthy for society and, ultimately, bad for the party, as people, who would otherwise support the party, will be driven away by pandering to this agenda which is based on personal, rather than societal, issues.
- By spending time and resources trying to court the LGBT community, which makes up 1-2% of the voting population, the GOP is losing opportunities to gain the support of much larger constituencies in the country, like Hispanic and Black voters, who make up 26%+ of the vote. Recent elections prove that Hispanics and Blacks can be won over to the party on economic policy and other substantive issues, rather than on identity politics.
Of course, people with homosexual inclinations must be respected, but the normalization of homosexuality (and, other sexually-confused inclinations) in society must be rejected.
Ultimately, the Republican Party should stand for the common good, not just the good of the individual based on sexual practices which do not actually benefit society. Otherwise, they will become indistinguishable from the other major party.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which tells the GOP to stop promoting the harmful LGBT agenda and the so-called 'pride' events which endanger the innocence and morals of everyone involved.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'GOP national chair endorses LGBT ‘pride’ month, vows to keep growing ‘big tent’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/gop-national-chair-endorses-lgbt-pride-month-vows-to-keep-growing-big-tent
'GOP chair praises LGBT activist group’s work to ‘transform’ the Republican party' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/rnc-chair-praises-gay-organization-for-advocating-lgbt-rights
'Pride Month shows: Christians must opt out of mainstream culture in America' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/pride-month-shows-christians-must-opt-out-of-mainstream-culture-in-america
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ADF pledged to continue to fight this decision, saying, “We will appeal this decision and continue to defend the freedom of all Americans to peacefully live and work according to their deeply held beliefs without fear of punishment.”
While Phillips, according to the most recent court decision, does not have the right to deny services which contradict his religious beliefs, retail establishments are rarely challenged for regularly denying entry to costumers not wearing a mask for medical reasons.
In response to this ruling, Catholic Vote tweeted, “See how this works? If you are a major corporation like Twitter, Salesforce, the NCAA, or MLB, you can refuse to do business with anyone you like — even an entire state. But conscientious small business owners must be destroyed until they surrender.”