Jack Philips is the Christian baker from Colorado who is heading to the Supreme Court after he was sued for declining a job baking a same-sex wedding cake. You’d expect that he’s getting support from Christians and conservatives. But here’s a surprise: he says he’s also received hundreds of messages of support from gay people.

Phillips says gay supporters are writing him to say they believe persecuting him for his faith is not right and politically motivated. They say they just want to live their lives, and these radical activists are making all gay people look like terrorists. On the other hand, about 1300 liberal religious leaders and groups have filed a court brief arguing that he should be forced to provide his services to everyone regardless of whether it violates his personal religious beliefs.

Click the link for details. If nothing else, this is a hopeful sign that not all Americans can be shunted into identity group boxes and mindlessly set against one another.

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  • Linda Pratt

    11/25/2017 09:55 PM

    After president Trump was inaugurated the media reported fashion outlets that publicly refused to "dress" the new first lady and threatened other designers that they shouldn't do it either. No one said, "you have to design clothes for the first lady." You can't refuse her because you don't agree with her politics. Then, the
    secular music industry refused to come and play at his inauguration. They were going by their conscience. Why do liberals get to call it artistic expression, however, when conservatives go by their conscience they are being biased?

  • Carol Martin

    11/17/2017 10:27 PM

    Mike, My husband, Dave, and I are certainly praying for this case. We have also been trying to get an update on Baronelle Stutzman's case and how she's doing. Same with the Kleins in Oregon. Any update appreciated. Internet doesn't have too much. On another note, Happy Thanksgiving to you and Janet and your family. The Martins are thankful for your love of Jesus and your fight for America!

  • Peter Rhoads

    11/16/2017 02:45 PM

    Just wondering - would those
    oh-so fair-minded lefties be as eager to persecute a Muslim baker who declined to bake a cake with the Star of David on top for a Jewish couple?

  • Joanne Hardy

    11/15/2017 05:17 PM

    Why should one opinion matter over another? Everyone can have their own opinion. If this baker’s opinion is to not make cakes for gay weddings because of his religious beliefs, his opinion should be respected. He should not be sued over his differing opinion. The liberals have to get over that they are not right all the time and that other people’s opinions matter, too.

  • Joanne Hardy

    11/15/2017 05:16 PM

    Why should one opinion matter over another? Everyone can have their own opinion. If this baker’s opinion is to not make cakes for gay weddings because of his religious beliefs, his opinion should be respected. He should not be sued over his differing opinion. The liberals have to get over that they are not right all the time and that other people’s opinions matter, too.

  • Joanne Hardy

    11/15/2017 05:15 PM

    Why should one opinion matter over another? Everyone can have their own opinion. If this baker’s opinion is to not make cakes for gay weddings because of his religious beliefs, his opinion should be respected. He should not be sued over his differing opinion. The liberals have to get over that they are not right all the time and that other people’s opinions matter, too.

  • Joanne Hardy

    11/15/2017 05:15 PM

    Why should one opinion matter over another? Everyone can have their own opinion. If this baker’s opinion is to not make cakes for gay weddings because of his religious beliefs, his opinion should be respected. He should not be sued over his differing opinion. The liberals have to get over that they are not right all the time and that other people’s opinions matter, too.

  • Joanne Hardy

    11/15/2017 05:15 PM

    Why should one opinion matter over another? Everyone can have their own opinion. If this baker’s opinion is to not make cakes for gay weddings because of his religious beliefs, his opinion should be respected. He should not be sued over his differing opinion. The liberals have to get over that they are not right all the time and that other people’s opinions matter, too.

  • Joanne Hardy

    11/15/2017 05:14 PM

    Why should one opinion matter over another? Everyone can have their own opinion. If this baker’s opinion is to not make cakes for gay weddings because of his religious beliefs, his opinion should be respected. He should not be sued over his differing opinion. The liberals have to get over that they are not right all the time and that other people’s opinions matter, too.

  • Joe Lyddon

    11/15/2017 04:54 PM

    All businesses should post a sign, in their offices and on the internet, if active:

    "We reserve the Right to deny service to ANYONE... For ANY Reason... If you do not like this, go elsewhere."

    End of problem... No more Legal harassment! It's their Business to handle as they so fit! Simple as that!

  • Judy Swisher Nunez

    11/15/2017 03:38 PM

    I am more concerned about the 1300 Liberal Religious Leaders. Being Liberal (a Democrat) is in conflict with being a Christian. NO TRUE CHRISTIAN could support abortion and stay right with God. Sorry to say I can't put much faith in any liberal who claims to be a believer. I am encouraged by the gays who have supported the baker.

  • Philip Gerig

    11/15/2017 02:31 PM

    My personal opinion is that any business that's own by a single owner or a couple, should be allowed to serve or not serve individuals. It's their business and the idea that anyone who enters their doors must be served is wrong. We must standup together and change any laws or opinions that they must serve anyone who is against their beliefs or is there to cause troubles because of their beliefs. We all know groups or individuals go to places like this to cause the business problems.

  • Amy Syrell

    11/15/2017 02:29 PM

    As long as a private small business receives no financial support from any government, they should have the right to base their business decisions on their faith. I'm not talking about refusing a customer because they have a different faith as that is illegal. I'm limiting that choice for any customers that live or behave in direct opposition of the business owners' religious beliefs. There is a very large distinction between those two statements.

  • Judith Walker Mullin

    11/15/2017 02:10 PM

    The read more link is dead!

  • Dolores Parsons

    11/15/2017 01:41 PM

    I confess myself at a loss to understand this persecution of the bakers who turned down business. The punishment should be the loss of that client and all their friends. How did the legal system get involved?