Colorado Strikes at Christian Baker Jack Phillips Againâ€¦and He Strikes Back
- For Jack.
The state agency acting against Phillips
lost here at the US Supreme Court
with justices specifically blasting it
for hostility towardPhillips' religious beliefs.
Now the Colorado Civil Rights Commission
is going after the Christian baker again,
this time for refusing atransgender celebration cake.
- At this point, they'rejust targeting Christians.
This is outright Christian persecution.
- [Paul] This time around, though,
Constitutional attorney Jenna Ellis
believes the Commissionwill be more subtle.
- The Masterpiece decisionwas very particular
to the Commission to say youcannot be overtly hostile.
So now what they're doingis they're just gonna say,
"Well, we won't be asobvious about our hostility,
"but we still wanna go after Jack."
- [Paul] Meanwhile,Phillips and his lawyers
are going on offense by suingthe Colorado bureaucrats.
- They are actually striking back
and saying this is justoutright persecution.
You're not interested instopping discrimination,
you're interested inhunting Christians down.
- If Christians are alwaysonly on the defensive,
then we're going to continueto lose ground eventually.
We have to be also making sure
that we're standing up andwe're standing forward.
- [Paul] Ellis and Huntwarned people of faith
should be deeply concernedabout their religious freedom
given some of today'sleaders and officials.
- Even after the ColoradoCivil Rights Commission heard
from the US Supreme Courtin a seven-two decision,
telling them to stoptargeting people of faith,
the government essentially ignored it.
- This is about whether or not
the government can compel you or me
to say something and toembrace and celebrate messages
that go against our sincerelyheld religious beliefs.
- [Jeff] Jack Phillipsis very much a canary
in the coal mine with regardsto the very legal issues,
very important legal issues,that we're gonna be facing.
- So why care about this one baker
and his little MasterpieceCakeshop in a suburb of Denver?
Because, if you hold certain beliefs,
and you're a Christian,
you could be the next Jack Phillips.
Paul Strand, CBN News, reportingfrom the Supreme Court.