Gay Couple Lawyers Up Against Christian Baker, Then Trump Steps in! [Video]
There’s a new sheriff in town…and sooner or later President Trump will return the law of the land, our great Constitution, back to America. It’s a lot of work especially after 8 years of lawlessness under Obama.
So many Christians were persecuted under Obama’s administration. Christian bakers, florists and wedding planners were forced to do things against their religious beliefs. Unfortunately, freedom of religion was systematically undermined and assaulted under the policies of not only the previous administration, but the previous Congress as well.
In one case, a Christian baker is defending his First Amendment rights. Of course, we all know that under Obama, religious liberty was trampled. President Trump will not allow the same to happen under his watch.
H/T Conservative Tribune:
A Christian baker from Colorado received an unexpected blessing from the administration of President Donald Trump last week when the Justice Department filed a brief on his behalf to the Supreme Court, which is slated to hear his religious liberty case upon returning to the bench next month.
For Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, the trouble started five years ago when he politely refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. Although he only meant to protect his religious beliefs, he wound up triggering a chain reaction of undeserved backlash.
It included death threats from angry activists, character assassinations from the liberal media, a judgment of illegal discrimination from a Colorado civil rights commission and an affirmation of the commission’s ruling by a lower court.
The tide finally began to turn in Phillips’ favor in late June when the Supreme Court agreed to hear his appeal and decide whether he actually discriminated against the gay couple when he refused to bake their cake over his religious objections.
And just on Thursday, he won yet another “yuge” victory when Trump’s DOJ filed an amicus brief defending his decision five years earlier to not bake the gay couple’s wedding cake.
In the brief, acting Solicitor General Jeffrey B. Wall specifically argued that allowing the lower court’s ruling against Phillips to stand would create a violation of the First Amendment “where public accommodations law compels someone to create expression for a particular person or entity and to participate, literally or figuratively, in a ceremony or other expressive event.”
“When Phillips designs and creates a custom wedding cake for a specific couple and a specific wedding, he plays an active role in enabling that ritual, and he associates himself with the celebratory message conveyed,” he added. “Forcing Phillips to create expression for and participate in a ceremony that violates his sincerely held religious beliefs invades his First Amendment rights.”
This is good. Very good, in fact. As President Trump would say….this is YUGE!
And according to The Washington Times, the DOJ’s surprising decision to file a brief in Phillips’ case “raises the possibility that the government will also ask for time to argue in front of the justices when the case goes for oral argument.”
Hallelujah! This is YUGE! Thank you President Trump!
Here’s Jack’s story:
As I stated earlier, under President Barack Hussein Obama, Christians were persecuted and our religious beliefs were trampled. Under Obama, Jack Phillips was ordered by the government to bake cakes for same-sex weddings, against his religious beliefs. But, that was then, and this is NOW!
Thank you, President Trump for returning our nation to a land of laws, specifically, the U.S. Constitution. For Americans, like Jack Phillips, who believes God uses people and their gifts every day, this is a celebration.
For liberals or leftists who disagree, please find a new place to live if you don’t want Americans to live by laws or the U.S. Constitution. America has been guided by the U.S. Constitution, since our great country was founded. As President Trump says….it’s time to ‘Make America Great Again’. Restoring our Constitution is a top priority!
To Phillips, hopefully he can go on celebrating his works of art….in his ‘art gallery of cakes’….in the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado.