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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Washington Post Poll: Majority Of Mexicans Want Illegals Deported
The Washington Post took a poll of roughly 1,200 Mexican citizens and did not get the result they were hoping for. The poll found that a majority say illegal aliens are a burden on their country and favor deporting illegal immigrants who travel through Mexico to reach the US.
Telling. The Washington Post/Reforma survey asked, “What should Mexico do with the migrants from Central America that cross through the country trying to reach the United States? Give them residency in Mexico, give them temporary residency while the United States decides if it will accept them or not, or deport them to their countries of origin?” Then WaPo got a shock they weren’t counting on.
The results were tectonic, to say the least… for leftists and open-borders activists that is. Only 7% of respondents said they would like the illegal immigrants to stay, 33% said they would prefer giving them a temporary place to stay, and an overwhelming 55% said they wanted to see the illegal immigrants deported.
Why these results? Well, these are Mexican citizens who don’t want to share resources with an invading source. They are getting a severe taste of their own medicine here. WaPo should ponder that a bit.
Stunning poll from @washingtonpost.
• 6 in 10 Mexicans say migrants are a burden on their country taking jobs that should belong to citizens.
• 55% of Mexicans support deporting migrants who go through Mexico to the United States.
Will Democrats say Mexicans are racist now? pic.twitter.com/yxwufVWAgJ
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) July 17, 2019
From The Daily Wire:
“Further, the pollsters asked, “With which of these phrases do you agree the most? The migrants strengthen our country with their work and skills or the migrants are a burden on our country because they take jobs and receive benefits that should belong to Mexicans.” Only 20% of respondents felt the migrants strengthened Mexico while a huge 64% said the migrants were a burden.
“The Post admitted, “Those findings defy the perception that Mexico — a country that has sent millions of its own migrants to the United States, sending billions of dollars in remittances — is sympathetic to the surge of Central Americans. Instead, the data suggests Mexicans have turned against the migrants transiting through their own country, expressing antipathy that would be familiar to many supporters of President Trump north of the border. “
“The Post noted that Mexicans have changed course regarding illegal immigration, citing a 2018 survey by the Pew Research Center in which 57% of Mexicans felt immigrants chiefly strengthen Mexico.
Odd that this WaPo story on the unpopularity of illegal imm in Mexico posits there's a "perception that Mexico… is sympathetic to the surge of Central Americans." Perception among whom? AMLO has been willing to crack down on CA migrants bc it's popular. https://t.co/FH1hwbg0Ho
— John Daniel Davidson (@johnddavidson) July 17, 2019
“The Post may not have noticed, but last month a new poll by the Mexican newspaper El Universal showed that since October 2018, more Mexicans supported stricter immigration enforcement to keep illegal immigrants from entering Mexico. Last October, the percentage of Mexicans in the same poll who agreed that tougher immigration was necessary was 49%; that percentage rose to 61% in June.
“In April, USA Today reported, “Mexican authorities said a group of about 350 migrants broke the locks on a border gate Friday and forced their way into southern Mexico to join a larger group of migrants trying to make their way toward the United States. The National Immigration Institute did not identify the nationalities of the migrants, but they are usually from Central America. A similar confrontation occurred on the same border bridge between Mexico and Guatemala last year.”
“The Washington Post/Reforma poll also did its best to paint a picture of President Trump in a negative light, asking, “Are you aware that Mexico and the United States signed an agreement to combat migration of undocumented people from Central America to Mexico and prevent them from getting to the United States?” that was followed with this question: “Do you believe that this agreement was negotiated by the two countries or that the United States imposed it on Mexico?”’
Wow, talk about doubling down on a losing issue and using media propaganda to take neverending swipes at President Trump… WaPo is nothing more than a leftist rag. This is yet another disappointment for the left adding to their disillusionment with the lack of enthusiasm in America, Mexico and elsewhere for globalism and open borders.
This week, President Trump’s administration moved to tighten restrictions on migrants seeking to enter the US. One of the new immigration mandates requires immigrants to apply for asylum in another country before reaching the US. Which is common sense to anyone who is not a Marxist and less than good news for Mexico.
The United States does not want these invaders and neither does Mexico. Logic dictates stopping them at the Mexican border or better yet finding a way to keep them in their country of origin. It’s laughable that WaPo should be shocked by this outcome.
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NYC To Allow Public School Students To Change Their Gender & Name Without Documentation
New York City is going further and further down the sewer hole these days. Public school students can now change their gender status on school records without any legal documentation and play for the sports teams of their preference, the Department of Education has announced. They have to have permission from their parents to do so but it is usually the parents who encourage this confusion and twisted sickness to begin with. In New York City it no longer matters what your birth certificate says.
“Schools are safe havens for students to develop their passions and discover their true identities, and these new guidelines celebrate and affirm all students,” said Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza in a statement. “This Pride Month, I’m thrilled to send a clear message to our students — we celebrate you, we respect you, and we support you.” Pushing perversion in public schools has become mainstream – parents are forewarned.
From The New York Post:
“After submitting a newly created “name and gender change request form,” all school-related documents and data — including report cards, diplomas, and enrollment numbers — will reflect the requested designations.
“With this updated policy, which allows students to change their name and gender on school records without legal documentation, we are signaling our support for all students regardless of gender identity,” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said in a statement celebrating the changes.
“Kids and their families will also be able to self-report names and genders when enrolling in a DOE school.
“The regulations will permanently modify how schools calculate their demographics. Instead of tabulating gender numbers through birth certificates, administrators will now rely on self-reported information.
“The rule is part of a larger set of new DOE initiatives aimed at minimizing gender-specific practices inside city classrooms.
“Schools will now be barred from tailoring any uniforms — including graduation gowns — to gender.
“School dress codes must be … free of gender stereotypes and must be written, enforced, and applied equally to all students regardless of gender,” the DOE said.
“The new dress code rules will help ease “the trauma that can be unintentionally inflicted on girls, trans, and gender-nonconforming youth, particularly youth of color, by the uneven application and enforcement of dress codes,” Councilman Mark Treyger said in a statement.
“Dividing sex-ed classes by gender has now also been officially prohibited in city schools, according to the DOE.
“These new guidelines additionally specify that puberty education classes must be inclusive and affirming to all genders, gender identities, and sexual orientations, and use gender-inclusive language throughout,” the department said.
“The DOE added that LGBTQ-related subject matters will become mandatory for all city kids so that “multiple forms of diversity, including gender and sexual orientation, are recognized, understood, and regarded as indispensable sources of knowledge for rigorous teaching and learning,” the DOE said.
“New York City is proud to be leading on policies that allow New Yorkers across the gender spectrum to be themselves in every single area of their lives, especially our schools,” First Lady Chirlane McCray said in a statement.”
This means that children in public schools in NYC will be forced to learn about gay sex and all that it entails. Sex ed will also ramp up even more much to the chagrin of most parents. This is the deliberate destruction of morality and the family unit – the communists must be delighted with this development.
Doesn’t the national Department of Education have sway over the state chapters? This is sheer insanity and should not be allowed. This is not ‘inclusive’ – it’s deranged.