Pro tip: you forfeit any claim of being about ‘justice’ if your real goal is to destroy anyone you can’t bully into conformity.
And if you’re a Government agency — a ‘Civil Rights Commission’, no less — singling out private citizens for destruction for ANY reason should be way out of bounds.
And it is “out of bounds”. Unless of course, they’ve been hijacked for the service of a particular ‘Progressive agenda’. Which is exactly the case here.
Jack Phillips, of Masterpiece Cakeshop, won their case at the Supreme Court. And ‘just like that’, they’re now facing ANOTHER complaint.
Remember, contary to most ‘mainstream’ reporting, this had absolutely NOTHING to do with refusing service to gays.
Gays — like anyone else — could buy anything he sells that’s the bakery equivalent of ‘off the rack’. It’s the CUSTOM work that warrants his special attention.
He doesn’t do Halloween or adult-themed cakes. He refuses to decorate with obscenities or themes he fundamentally agrees with — Nazis, for instance, or even cakes that celebrate divorce.
In short, anything that would violate his conscience, he won’t bake.
And what did the activists do immediately? To rephrase that classic line from the Godfather, someone “made him an offer he had to refuse.”
And that was the whole point.
Jack Phillips, the Christian baker who prevailed at the U.S. Supreme Court after declining to create a custom wedding cake for a gay couple, filed a lawsuit in federal court late Tuesday suing the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
Phillips and his attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) say the Commission has revived its campaign against him following June’s high court decision, singling Masterpiece Cakeshop out for disparate treatment on the basis of their religious beliefs.
“The state of Colorado is ignoring the message of the U.S. Supreme Court by continuing to single out Jack for punishment and to exhibit hostility toward his religious beliefs,” said Kristen Waggoner, an Alliance Defending Freedom attorney who represents Phillips. “Even though Jack serves all customers and simply declines to create custom cakes that express messages or celebrate events in violation of his deeply held beliefs, the government is intent on destroying him — something the Supreme Court has already told it not to do.”
If you think that would be the end of it, you would be wrong.
On the same day the high court agreed to review the Masterpiece case, an attorney named Autumn Scardina called Phillips’ shop and asked him to create a cake celebrating a sex transition. The caller asked that the cake include a blue exterior and a pink interior, a reflection of Scardina’s transgender identity. Phillips declined to create the cake, given his religious conviction that sex is immutable, while offering to sell the caller other pre-made baked goods.
In the months that followed, the bakery received requests for cakes featuring marijuana use, sexually explicit messages, and Satanic symbols. One solicitation submitted by email asked the cake shop to create a three-tiered white cake depicting Satan licking a functional 9 inch dildo. Phillips believes Scardina made all these requests.
Scardina filed a complaint with the civil rights commission, alleging discrimination on the basis of gender identity. The matter was held in abeyance while the Supreme Court adjudicated the Masterpiece case.
Three weeks after Phillips won at the high court, the commission issued a probable cause determination, finding there was sufficient evidence to support Scardina’s claim of discrimination. In a somewhat strange development, the probable cause finding reads that Phillips violated state law, even though the proceedings are still in a preliminary stage.
If Jack is right about who is driving this, that’s an ugly situation.
Autumn Scardina is a lawyer. And this series of cake requests seems like harassment and entrapment.
Unless a ‘family lawyer’ really is throwing a party that has, as its centerpiece, a three-tier cake with Satan licking a nine-inch functional dildo, Pothead themes, a pentagram, and a sexual transition.
Will Autumn’s next announcement be, ‘Just Call Me Al’?
Or is she desperate to destroy someone she disagrees with?
No WONDER we tell so many ‘evil lawyer’ jokes. What other professions (besides activists) do we have that exist to destroy the life and livelihood of strangers?
She’s a lawyer and has explicitly ignored the Supreme Court ruling in his favor, determined to find another way to ruin him.
And she is using the government as the weapon to do it. Leaving aside for a moment any questions of whether that program needs to be scrapped entirely — should she be allowed to weaponize it against him?
What should happen to ‘Autumn’ if it’s proven she has been harassing Phillips?
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What is driving them so berzerk?
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