Colorado Baker Jack Phillips Stands His Ground, Suffers for His Faith

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Patulcius:

Patulcius-sqLast December, I wondered if Colorado baker Jack Phillips would stand firm in his faith after his state ruled against him for his refusal to bake a cake for a homosexual wedding.  I was wrong to doubt: Phillips’ resolve seems—if anything—stronger now than ever.  But having already ruled against him, Colorado now cranks their persecution up another notch, forcing Phillips to undergo re-education.  From Charisma News via Canada Free Press:

A family owned bakery has been ordered to make wedding cakes for gay couples and guarantee that its staff be given comprehensive training on Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws after the state’s Civil Rights Commission determined the Christian baker violated the law by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, in Lakewood, Colorado was directed to change his store policies immediately and force his staff to attend the training sessions. For the next two years, Phillips will also be required to submit quarterly reports to the commission to confirm that he has not turned away customers based on their sexual orientation.

The masks of the left-wing pigs are slipping off, exposing the tyranny that always lurked behind their facades of tolerance and peace.  In a way, we should celebrate this exposure: we can more clearly see an enemy who has always attacked us from within.

We on the side of traditionalism can also take heart in this lost Colorado lawsuit.  If Jack Phillips is typical of Christians in America, he shows that common, every-day believers are prepared to face persecution and inconvenience, even jail time and unemployment, against these bullying tyrants.  The fascist masks fall off, but the pigs may be surprised that the Christian flocks have backbones under all that fluff:

“My God is bigger than any bullies they’ve got,” he said. “I don’t worry about it. I honor my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be true to what He wants me to do.”

And the Civil Rights Commission is going to have a mighty hard time trying to “rehabilitate” Phillips and his staff.

“My 87-year-old mom works here and she says she’s not being rehabilitated,” he said.

Martin said the Alliance Defending Freedom will “continue to stand with Jack against overreach and tyranny by the state.”

“Jack has gone out on a limb and taken this stand – and not capitulated to the government’s demands,” she said. “That speaks volumes about him.”

And should the highest court in the land force Jack to do the bidding of homosexuals?

“There’s civil disobedience,” Phillips told me. “We’ll see what happens. I’m not giving up my faith. Too many people have died for this faith to give it up that easily.”

Meanwhile, the bullying tactics of the militant gay rights community have not hampered the bakery’s bottom line. They’ve gotten so much business from the sales of cookies and brownies, they’ve temporarily stopped making wedding cakes.

“Obey Christ rather than worry about what man can do to you,” Phillips said.

In his firm resistance to persecution, Jack Phillips has become a Christian hero.  Let us keep him in our prayers.

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  1. The man is truly an inspiration. “Re-education?” I’m certain that in a few decades there will be camps for this.

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    • Every now and again a modern nation has a revolution to get rid of its conservative baggage. I suppose that we’re overdue in the USA.

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  2. There no reference in this article as to who this “Martin” is: “Martin said the Alliance Defending Freedom will “continue to stand with Jack against overreach and tyranny by the state.” I believe there is nothing wrong or unChristian with relocating to a safer and saner state. People move/relocate everyday. I made a mistake in moving to Rockford, IL. I am going to move for the safety of my son and myself because the city is unChristian and racist. Possibly, Lakewood, CO is or has become an unChristian and unsafe place for Jack Phillips and his family.

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    • Nicole Martin is Phillips’ lawyer.

      I agree with you that there is nothing wrong in itself with relocation to a safer place; in fact, it is often the only sane thing to do. Why stay in a foul place if you have no reason to do so?

      But sometimes when one is bullied, especially for his faith, he must stand his ground. Even if he loses his fight, he can inspire others to stand the next time. And I suspect that Phillips is standing his ground more for the sake of his workers than for himself.

      Good luck to you and your son, wherever you go.

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