LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Christian baker Jack Phillips recently got support for his case from the Trump administration, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief to the Supreme Court backing Phillips’ right to refuse business.
The Colorado-based cake baker was found guilty of discriminating against Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig — a same-sex couple — in 2012 when he declined their request to bake their wedding cake, according to The Christian Post. The Supreme Court announced in June it would hear Phillips’ appeal.
A 20-state coalition led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton also filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court to support Phillips’ right to religious liberty. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall was included on that brief.
Over the past 20 years, Phillips also has declined making other cakes — those depicting Halloween, anti-American themes, adult-themed cakes and others. (TAB)