Jack Phillips is a Christian cake artist who has found himself in hot water in Colorado over the last several years. He refused to do a cake that violated his religious beliefs and that’s when the trouble started for him. The issue worked its way once to the Supreme Court where he won but was in the process of making its way to the high court once more. Colorado has now decided to drop the case in a major victory for Christians.
After facing years of constant persecution for his religious beliefs, Phillips can now rest easy and get back to doing what he loves. The LGBT activists and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission can take a hike. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian nonprofit that advocates for religious freedom and traditional values, announced Tuesday that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission “will dismiss its most recent charges against cake artist Jack Phillips in the wake of newly discovered evidence of the state’s ongoing hostility toward religious freedom.”
In the first go-around, Phillips prevailed at the Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. He was originally targeted for refusing to do a transgender celebration cake due to his religious beliefs concerning sex and gender.
From the ADF:
“On June 26, 2017, the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, an attorney asked cake artist Jack Phillips to create a cake designed pink on the inside and blue on the outside, which the attorney said was to celebrate a gender transition from male to female. Phillips declined the request because the custom cake would have expressed messages about sex and gender identity that conflict with his religious beliefs. Less than a month after the Supreme Court ruled for Phillips in his first case, the state surprised him by finding probable cause to believe that Colorado law requires him to create the requested gender-transition cake.”
In response to renewed harassment against Phillips, the ADF filed Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Elenis:
“We’re pleased that the state will be dismissing its case against Jack,” said ADF attorney Kristen Waggoner, who represented Phillips in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission in the first precedent-setting case. “This is the second time the state has launched a failed effort to prosecute him. While it finally appears to be getting the message that its anti-religious hostility has no place in our country, the state’s decision to target Jack has cost him more than six-and-a-half years of his life, forcing him to spend that time tied up in legal proceedings.”
“Jack’s victory is great news for everyone. Tolerance and respect for good-faith differences of opinion are essential in a diverse society like ours. They enable us to peacefully coexist with each other. But the state’s demonstrated and ongoing hostility toward Jack because of his beliefs is undeniable,” noted Waggoner.”
This has been a hot topic in conservative and Christian politics. Daily Wire writer and podcast host Matt Walsh rightfully torched “vengeful bullies of the LGBT lobby” for continuously targeting Phillips.
“This is straightforward persecution,” stated Walsh. “This is a government agency seeking to destroy a private citizen for his personal beliefs. The bureaucrats behind this campaign have now officially forfeited the claim that they are really seeking equality or tolerance or whatever. They know, like we all do, that Phillips was railroaded here. There aren’t even any hurt feelings for them to worry about. Scardina’s feelings weren’t hurt. He got exactly what he wanted, which was to not get what he asked for. He’s a conniving, scheming fraud. And so are the despots in the commission. No matter your ideological leanings, you should be outraged about this.”
Walsh is absolutely right here. Constitutional rights apply to all Americans including Christians. That Colorado commission should be disbanded and reformed after persecuting Phillips the way they did. They tried to bully a Christian into violating his faith… something they would never do to other religions. Today is a great victory for those of the Christian faith in Colorado and the righting of an egregious wrong.
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STUDY: Dr. Seuss Is ‘Racist, Anti-Semitic, & Sexist’
The insanity never ends with the left. It seems they are now going after a childhood favorite. “Dr. Seuss”…that’s right, folks.
A ridiculous study recently published this month claims “Dr. Seuss” is racist, and it joins a growing chorus of voices deeming the iconic author problematic.
The useless study is titled “The Cat is Out of the Bag: Orientalism, Anti-Blackness and White Supremacy in Dr. Seuss’s Children’s Books.”
It is co-authored by racist nobodies Katie Ishizuka and Ramón Stephens. They describe themselves as “critical race scholar-activists.”
The two interpreted the late author’s works as “dehumanizing and degrading” to “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and people from other marginalized groups (including Muslims),” largely because non-white characters were illustrated in stereotypical fashions, they whined.
They also claimed the books included “white savior” heroes as well as dehumanized characters of color. The study found Seuss (whose real name was Theodore Seuss Geisel) published “anti-Black and anti-Semitic cartoons” and “sexist depictions of women.”
Theodore Seuss died in 1991 at the age of 87. They say he controversially showed support for the internment of Japanese citizens during World War II.
By the way.. (The Japanese were atrocious in their treatment of people. Many in that era speak negatively to this day of the Japanese because of their war crimes. Oh, and it was the democrats who sponsored the internment bill.)
The stupid study addresses that by noting:
Horton Hears a Who! is one of Dr. Seuss’ books widely cited as promoting tolerance. Several Seuss scholars infer that the Whos symbolize the Japanese and that the book is an apology for his anti-Japanese WWII propaganda. Dartmouth professor and Seuss biographer Donald Pease calls Horton Hears A Who! ‘an explicit act of recantation of the caricatures of the Japanese that he had constructed’… However, Seuss never issued an actual, explicit, or direct apology or recantation of his anti-Japanese propaganda or the calls he made to ‘kill Japs!’
White supremacy is seen through the centering of Whiteness and White characters, who comprise 98% (2,195 characters) of all characters. Notably, every character of color is male. Males of color are only presented in subservient, exotified, or dehumanized roles. This also remains true in their relation to White characters. Most startling is the complete invisibility and absence of women and girls of color across Seuss’ entire children’s book collection.
I don’t know about you..but I’m pretty fed up with losers screaming racist at everything in this country. The left is hell-bent on destroying America any way they can. One of America’s biggest issues is we have a growing number of mentally deranged leftists walking around. The pathetic thing is..too many people cave to these lunatics. That is the only way they get away with attacking everything. It’s way past time we stop doing that.
It is error to call exercises in resentment like this one “studies,” an error of some consequence as it reinforces some people’s delusions that they are engaging in or relying on “science” instead of their own passions. These self-described “critical race scholar-activists” believe you can have a conclusion first and then go looking for data to support it.
You can hardly call this load of crap a “study”..It’s useless. Instead of calling themselves “critical race scholar-activists”..they really should change it to Leftist hack frauds.
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Supreme Court Appears Inclined To Let Massive Christian Cross War Memorial Stand Despite Lib Complaints
On Wednesday, a majority of Supreme Court justices offered lukewarm support for letting a huge Christian cross war memorial remain on government land in Maryland, in a landmark First Amendment case with implications for religious symbols on public property across the country.
In 70 minutes of oral arguments, most justices appeared to accept the narrow, limited view that the monument was historically significant and its Latin cross design reflected the nationwide trend at the time it was erected to honor war dead with community memorials.
“What message does that send when people see that on TV, they see crosses all over the country being knocked down?” Justice Samuel Alito asked.
The justices seemed to default to their previous approach of resolving such Establishment Clause appeals on a case-by-case basis, signaling they may avoid a broad ruling that would provide clear markers for similar legal disputes in the future.
The case is one of the most closely watched this term. Newest Justice Brett Kavanaugh asked tough questions of both sides, but gave no indication of how he would vote.
The Bladensburg Peace Cross, as it is known, sits in a traffic circle in the Washington suburbs, where it has stood for nearly a century to honor 49 local World War I soldiers who died in battle overseas.
Its supporters, including the Trump administration, say the 40-foot monument was created solely to honor those heroes. Anti-Christian opponents call it an impermissible overlap of church and state, since it is controlled and cared for by a Maryland parks commission.
“For members of other faiths, that [cross] symbol is not a way to memorialize the dead and does not have that meaning,” said Justice Elena Kagan. “For many people, this is a very natural way to do exactly what they want to do. For others, not.”
Fundraising for the Peace Cross began soon after the “war to end all wars” concluded. Spearheaded by Gold Star mothers of Prince George’s County, Md., who lost their sons to battle, it honors 49 men, including four African-American soldiers and a Medal of Honor recipient. It was completed in 1925, built by members of local American Legion posts, with private donations. It was later rededicated as a memorial to honor all American veterans.
Inscribed at the base of the monument are four words: Valor, Endurance, Courage, and Devotion. There are no written references to God, Christianity, or religion.
Read the full story via Fox News
It is truly amazing how much hatred the left has for anything to do with God. Imagine if they spent their time doing good instead of dividing the country. They want to destroy everything in this country. Quite sad that we even have to fight to keep a cross up.
This fight is just a reminder of the good vs evil. The left continues to show how insane they really are.