LTRP Note: The following news story is posted for informational and research purposes. Lighthouse Trails has been posting reports on the case of cake baker, Jack Phillips, for a number of years now. Mr. Phillips has been in a legal battle because he refused to create a cake honoring transgenderism because of his Christian beliefs. He did not refuse to bake and create a cake for a transgender, only one that had wording and decoration that was transgender promoting.
By Michael Gryboski
The Christian Post
A three-judge panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled against Christian baker Jack Phillips, having concluded that he was wrong to refuse, on religious grounds, to bake a cake celebrating transgenderism.
In a decision released Thursday, Judge Timothy Schutz authored the panel’s opinion affirming an earlier trial court decision against Phillips, concluding that the baker violated the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act by not creating a cake to celebrate a person’s new trans identity.
A complaint was lodged against Phillips and Masterpiece Cakeshop after a man who self-identified as a woman and changed his name to Autumn Scardina demanded that the baker create a cake with the colors of the trans flag in pink and blue frosting to celebrate Scardina’s self-professed sexual identity. Click here to continue reading.
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