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Colorado Christian cakeshop sued a third time for discrimination

Discussion in 'Latest Political News and Current Events' started by Marcus Aurelius, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius Governor Supporting Member

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    He's 2 and 0 so far in court on these dumb-ass lawsuits. Hope he makes the trifecta!

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/colorado-christian-cakeshop-sued-discrimination

    The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop -- which won a case before the U.S. Supreme Court recently -- was sued for a third time this week.

    Jack Phillips, the Lakewood, Colo. bakery owner who has refused to bake cakes that violate his Christian faith, is being sued again by Autumn Scardina, a transgender woman, for refusing to bake a gender transition cake.

    Scardina claims it is textbook LGBT discrimination. But Phillips said she is rehashing old claims that hold no merit.

    Phillips describes himself as an artist who uses cakes as "canvas" to express ideas and celebrate events. He has insisted he doesn't want to do something that goes against his faith. He said the cases against him have directly affected his family and business and he's faced death threats and harassment.

    The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Phillips last year in a case where he refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. The high court ruled the Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed "anti-religious bias" when it filed a discrimination charge against Phillips.

    The commission then filed another complaint against Phillips after he refused to make Scardina a cake celebrating a gender transition. He, in turn, sued the state claiming he was being singled out for his religious beliefs.

    The Commission and Phillips agreed to drop their cases in March after discovery showed "anti-religious hostility" from the state toward the family-run bakery.

    Scardina decided to pursue separate litigation, which attorneys filed Wednesday in district court.

    “The dignity of all citizens in our state needs to be honored. Masterpiece Cakeshop said before the Supreme Court they would serve any baked good to members of the LGBTQ community. It was just the religious significance of it being a wedding cake,” Paula Griesen, one of the attorneys representing Scardina, told the local CBS station. “We don’t believe they’ve been honest with the public.”

    Scardina claims Phillips violated Colorado's Anti-Discrimination Act and Consumer Protection Act for refusing to bake a "birthday cake" celebrating the plaintiff's gender transition, which was to be blue on the outside and pink on the inside, symbolizing a transition from male to female.

    Jim Cambell, senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, which has represented Phillips in the other cases, called it further harassment rehashing old claims.

    "So this latest attack by Scardina looks like yet another desperate attempt to harass cake artist Jack Phillips," Cambell said. "And it stumbles over the one detail that matters most: Jack serves everyone; he just cannot express all messages through his custom cakes.”

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  2. RickWA

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    These intolerant lefty bigots can’t resist harassing Christians every chance they get. Ever notice that lefty NEVER targets Islamic businesses? Whether a florist or bakery...it is invariably, uniquely Christians that leftyfilth stalks and targets.
     
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  3. Colorforms

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    “The dignity of all citizens in our state needs to be honored." Except, of course, the dignity of the Christian baker.
     
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  4. RickWA

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    Buggery is dignified, dontchaknow... Exacting standards of propriety and distinction must be observed as...ehhh...never mind. There goes dinner...
     
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  5. EatTheRich

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    Or maybe, Muslim owners of business don’t feel so privileged that they think they can get away with flagrantly violating the law.
     
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  6. EatTheRich

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    That’s a self-inflicted wound.
     
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  7. RickWA

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    Yeah. “Maybe” the ZERO instances are attributable to that as this one, single entity gets hammered a third time.

    Where do you lefties check your consciences...it has to be over-booked.
     
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  8. EatTheRich

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    He has carved a niche as a baker who discriminated against the LGBT community in defiance of a law which is about equal access for everyone and not about him.

    If he just followed the law he would have nothing to worry about.

    Today it’s cake shops. Also today it is doctors and hospitals.
     
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  9. Emily

    Emily NSDAP Kanzler

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    They're trying to drive him out of business by bankrupting him with the cost of defending himself. They want revenge and to make an example of him.
     
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  10. Dawg

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    go into one and demand Bacon or better yet, take your seeing-eye pig with you and see how it works out.
     
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  11. RickWA

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    ZERO instances of homosexuals seeking out Islamic service providers. ZERO. Not ONE.

    No dice.
     
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  12. Dawg

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    Just the opposite, the queers are trolling him, there's plenty of other bakeries to get their sweets. Latest queer can't make up it's mind up it's a he or a she, probably eats Tide Pods as well.

    BTW: remember Muslims have a Special Glue for gays and make sure business is not on top floor of building!
     
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  13. Marcus Aurelius

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    Why is he 2 and 0 in court cases if he violated the law? Was SCOTUS violating the law when they found in his favor?
     
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  14. UPNYA2

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    I reckon it is about time he carve a niche as a baker who embraces the LGBT community in line with the law which is about equal access for everyone and not about him.

    Show everyone he supports and even promotes "self identification", bake and decorate them the most beautiful, glorious looking cake that is different inside. It has salt in it instead of sugar. Tastes more like a pot pie than a cake.

    All he would have to do then is lay claim to being the only baker in America who is willing to utilize your own interpretations, your own willingness to just rename or redefine things to suit your desires.

    Now THAT would be a "transition" cake for the records...……

    Presented with something sweet looking on the outside but that is really salty when you dig into it a bit. I can see why it is all of you effeminate, emasculated, little di m/li bby members of the male sexual orientation by biology are so in love with getting this accepted as perfectly normal behavior.
     
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  15. middleview

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    Would the baker provide a cake for a celebration of a divorce?
     
  16. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius Governor Supporting Member

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    perhaps you should ask him.
     
  17. UPNYA2

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    If he wanted to, yes. If not. no,

    Why don't artist who sell their work have to paint me, you, everyone, something upon request? They are in the business of selling their creations, are they not? So go whip us up a master piece, we will wait.

    Or we can sue them if you do not.
     
  18. Alinvegas

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    What part of private business owner don't you understand?
     
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  19. middleview

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    I drive past his shop all the time...maybe I will.
     
  20. middleview

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    I think the people who have sued him have too much time on their hands and should find a hobby...like baking cakes.

    Meanwhile, I think he's a hypocrite. If he'd bake a cake to celebrate divorce then he isn't that fervent a fundamentalist Christian.
     

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