Fox Nation I Had to 'Make a Decision as a Christian': CO Baker Wins Battle Over Transgender Woman's Cake
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Colorado baker Jack Phillips and his attorney joined Todd Starnes on Fox Nation's "Starnes Country" to discuss his Supreme Court victory and the subsequent complaint filed against him by a state civil rights commission.
As Fox News reported on the ruling at the time:
"The laws and the Constitution can, and in some instances must, protect gay persons and gay couples in the exercise of their civil rights, but religious and philosophical objections to gay marriage are protected views and in some instances protected forms of expression," the Court said in its decision. "While it is unexceptional that Colorado law can protect gay persons in acquiring products and services on the same terms and conditions as are offered to other members of the public, the law must be applied in a manner that is neutral toward religion."
Justice Anthony Kennedy said when the Colorado Civil Rights Commission made its decision "it did not do so with the religious neutrality that the Constitution requires." The opinion says the Commission "violated the Free Exercise Clause, and its order must be set aside."
In its decision, the Supreme Court did not decide whether a business has the right to refuse to serve gay and lesbian people outright.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, two of the Court's liberal justices, dissented.
Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Kristen Waggoner, who represented Phillips before the high court, said that immediately after the bench ruled 7-2 in his favor, Phillips was "set up" by a liberal lawyer.
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Waggoner claimed that the attorney came into Masterpiece Cakeshop and tried to order a cake celebrating a gender transition announcement -- "blue on the outside and pink on the inside" -- but Phillips refused.
She said that he was also asked to bake a cake celebrating Satan, and was later served with a complaint from the Colorado Civil Rights Commission -- the plaintiff in his Supreme Court case.
Phillips said he will serve every customer that comes into his shop, but that he may not be able to produce certain messages that do not align with his Christian principles and values.
Waggoner said that during the discovery phase of the new complaint, she found evidence "of just incredible hostility and anti-religious bias" on the part of the commission.
"[I had to] make a decision as a Christian and as an American because there are messages I won't promote," Phillips said.
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On Tuesday, Colorado Attorney General Philip Weiser (D) along with as Phillips' attorneys mutually agreed to end the second dispute.
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