Remember Jack Phillips? He is the Christian baker who was sued by a gay couple for refusing to make a cake for their wedding. Phillips is back in court – and the headlines – this time, for refusing to make a cake for a “gender transition” party.
Phillips owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado. The first law suit against him went all the way up to the Supreme Court, which ruled 7-2 that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission acted with hostility towards religion when it forced Phillips to bake the cake for the same-sex wedding.
In an article published by The Christian Post Phillips announced that he will once again be represented in court by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF):
“The same state agency pursued another case against Phillips because he declined to make a cake celebrating transgenderism. Phillips filed a lawsuit against the state alleging harassment and it subsequently dropped the matter.
After that, a local trans activist and attorney named Autumn Scardina called Phillips’ Denver-area bakery to order a custom made gender-transition cake. Scardina waited past the appeal deadline so he could file a new lawsuit in a different court.”
Scardina is suing for more than $100,000 in damages, fines, and attorney’s fees, according to the Post.
The ADF has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which was filed in a state court.