Will They Ever Leave Him Alone? Christian Baker Jack Phillips Is Being Sued—Again
Remember Jack Phillips, the Christian baker from Colorado who was sued for refusing to make a cake for a gay wedding? He's being sued again, for the third time, by the same lawyer who tried and failed to take him down last time.
Attorneys for a Denver woman greased the pan for yet another legal battle against a Lakewood bakery already burned around the edges from a series of heated civil rights fights. Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop, refused in 2012 to bake a wedding cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins, a same-sex couple from Denver, on the basis of his religious beliefs...
The latest lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Denver District Court on behalf of Autumn Scardina by attorneys Paula Greisen and John McHugh...
The newest lawsuit claims Phillips discriminated against Scardina and used deceptive and unfair trade practices.
Now, this is not exactly a life-or-death situation. Nobody is in danger of having anything hurt but their feelings. The guy makes cakes. He's not the only baker in Denver. Hell, he's not even the only baker on his block. But Autumn Scardina can't just go to another bakery, because this isn't about purchasing a cake. It's about persecuting a man for his religious beliefs. It's not about promoting tolerance. It's about punishing dissenters.
Phillips isn't running around with a baseball bat, busting up gay weddings and gender-transition parties. He's not stopping any of these folks from living their own lives. He's just refusing to participate. What's gained by forcing him?
I'll never understand why lefties keep demanding food from people who don't want to make it for them. Are they going to sue if it doesn't taste good?
A few years ago, that big meanie Steven Crowder did a little experiment. If it's such a big deal that a Christian baker won't make a cake for a gay wedding, what happens when you try it with a Muslim bakery?
That was back in 2015. None of the libs who demand compliance from Christian bakers had any problem with Muslim bakers committing the same hate crime.
And now, the same people who insist against Jack Phillips' right to refuse service are condemning YouTube for refusing to ban Crowder. Businesses have the right to make these decisions for themselves, except when they don't.
That's the great thing about authoritarianism. You don't need principles when you can just silence anybody who disagrees with you. Hypocrisy is... well, it's baked into the cake.