Cake-Maker Refusing Service to Same-Sex Couple Goes to Supreme Court

Dec 05, 2017 by Abigail Sanchez

The case of Christian baker Jack Phillips from Colorado, who refused to design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple due to his convictions, has arrived at the Supreme Court this week. Samuel Smith for Christian Post reports that this is "a case that could go a long way in determining the limit of Christian wedding vendors' First Amendment protections." 

"Many conservative Christian leaders have considered this case to be one of the most important cases pertaining to religious freedom in over a decade." The case is one that may determine to what extent Christians are protected to live by their convictions, making the wisest decisions possible in order to protect their relationship with God.

"Carrie Severino, a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and policy director at the Judicial Crisis Network, said in a statement that this case is not about 'generic cake.'" It's about something bigger. "The government wanted to unconstitutionally force [Phillips] to design a custom wedding cake that would promote a message in direct conflict with his conscience and deeply held religious beliefs, even when there were plenty of other businesses with no such conflict that were happy to bake that cake," she said.

"The left will try to frame this case as an LBGTQ case but, at its core, it's about whether or not the government can force or compel an American citizen — protected by the First Amendment — to violate their religious convictions and their right to free speech."

Check out Jack's story on Youtube.

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