Tim Wildmon of American Family Association: Victory for Jack Phillips and Religious Freedom!
TUPELO, Miss.—Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony.
The American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) has weighed in on the case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, that asked the high court to balance the religious rights of the baker against the couple’s right to equal treatment under the law.
Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., would not bake a cake for the wedding celebration of two homosexual men in 2012. Phillips told the couple that he would make a birthday cake but could not make a cake that would promote same-sex marriage due to his religious beliefs.
Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association states, "Today, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of Jack Phillips and more importantly the First Amendment. The high court specifically rebuked the Colorado Commission for its demonstrable venomous hostility toward Mr. Phillips’ Christian beliefs in handing down their decision. This is an important day for all who value liberty in general and religious liberty in particular. We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision."
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