Jack Phillips: The Man Behind One of the Most Important SCOTUS Cases of Our Lifetime (Video)
Jack Phillips is as unassuming as they come.
Soft-spoken and humble, the longtime cake artist from Lakewood, Colorado, is the last person who would seek out attention. And he certainly didn’t ask for the national hoopla that has surrounded his business, Masterpiece Cakeshop, since the U.S. Supreme Court announced in June that it would hear his case.
But Jack also knows that his faith and his God-given freedoms are worth fighting for. After all, when Colorado’s civil rights commission accused Jack of discrimination, forced him to reeducate his staff and file quarterly compliance reports with the government, and demanded that he design cakes for same-sex weddings—Jack could’ve given in and “just made the cake.”
But his faith is the center of his life. So Jack took a stand.
When Jack politely declined to design a custom cake for a same-sex wedding five years ago, he had no idea the government would try to force him to relinquish his artistic freedom. But his bold stand for faith and free expression now brings him to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The government does not have the power to force creative professionals like Jack—or anyone for that matter—to celebrate events that violate their faith. That’s the kind of freedom the First Amendment guarantees, and that’s why we seek justice for Jack. This is truly one of the most important Supreme Court cases of our lifetimes.
Over the next few months, ADF attorneys will spend much of their time working on Jack’s case and preparing for oral arguments before the high court. Alliance Defending Freedom has defended Jack free of charge because of generous financial gifts from people like you.
We thank God for providing the resources to take on these important cases and protect religious freedom for future generations.
We can’t thank you enough for your prayers and support, and we hope you will continue to give whatever you can to ensure that anyone who is willing to stand for faith and freedom never has to stand alone.
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