Deep Religious Faith Beats Tyrannical LGBTQ Coercion in Colorado

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Jack Phillips celebrates with Lakewood, Colorado, customers, June 26, 2018, a U.S. Supreme Court decision that backed his religious liberty to not express homosexual and transgender lies in his work as a cake designer. [Editor's note: the New York Times called it a "narrow decision" without noting the 7-2 margin] That day, a lawyer asked him to bake a gender-transition cake, pink on the inside, blue on the outside: an obvious manipulation to create a second complaint. (Getty Images photo)

Colorado baker Jack Phillips is 2-0 now after state officials dropped their second attempt to coerce him into baking products that violate his beliefs. Phillips, in turn, dropped a federal lawsuit.

“I have and will always serve everyone who comes into my shop; I simply can’t celebrate events or express messages that conflict with my religious beliefs,” Phillips said in a statement Tuesday.

“Today is a win for freedom,” he added. “I’m very grateful and looking forward to serving my customers as I always have: with love and respect. . . . “Colorado was relentless in seeking to crush me and my shop for living consistently with my deeply held religious beliefs.”