Freedom of Speech and Religion Have Nothing To Do with It, Laurence Vance

Discrimination is choice and in a free society people are free to choose. From Laurence Vance at

The state of Colorado has relentlessly waged war against a Christian baker for ten years now.

In 2013, Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Denver was accused by Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission (CCRD)—which enforces the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA)—of discriminating against a homosexual couple because—based on his religious beliefs—he refused to bake them a cake for their “wedding.” Two state courts affirmed the Commission’s charge of discrimination.

(It should be noted that in 2014 when a man requested from three different Colorado bakeries that they make him an anti-gay-marriage cake with Scripture verses on it and they refused, the CCRD found that the bakeries did not discriminate based on the man’s religious beliefs.)

A petition for a writ of certiorari was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016, and was granted in 2017. The Court, in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission (2018), ruled in favor of Phillips because “the Commission’s actions here violated the Free Exercise Clause.”

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