Colorado has failed in its bid to have a federal judge exclude Masterpiece Cakeshop baker Jack Phillips from using a state law to access public records in his lawsuit against the state.
Courthouse News Service reported state Assistant Attorney General LeAnn Morrill complained Tuesday that the Colorado Open Records Act requests filed by Phillips â€śburdenedâ€ť the state. Magistrate Judge Scott Varholak denied the stateâ€™s motion.
Phillips sued after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in June he was unfairly targeted for declining to make a same-sex wedding cake, charging Colorado continues to persecute him for his religious beliefs.
Varholak noted the â€śargument made by the state is that letting the plaintiffs use CORA will lead to a run-around.â€ť
"The Supreme Court condemned the stateâ€™s â€śhostilityâ€ť to Phillips Christian faith. He presented evidence that several homosexual bakers has refused to print messages on cakes as requested by customers because they disagreed with the message. punishment. But when Phillips refused to put a same-sex message on a cake, he was punished. The state commission ordered him into a state re-indoctrination program."
Talk about a focused attack. Hipocrites. I'm not quite sure what the state's prosecutor is thinking by using taxpayer dollars once again to bring charges on the behalf of a confused or disturbed transgender when the Supreme Court has already ruled in a more powerful case. Hipocrites.
Sometimes we have to put feet to our prayers and looks like you just did, Tim. I remember calling one of our Senators to not vote on a bill that would allow abortion in second term pregnancy. I did feel better knowing I had done something that might make a difference.
I donâ€™t want to urge others to do something I havenâ€™t done myself, so this morning I sent an email to the governor of Colorado which reads as follows: â€śMy family and I have very much enjoyed vacationing in Colorado in the past. However, we will not be visiting your state, and we will discourage others from visiting it, as long as a state agency continues to persecute Christian baker Jack Phillips for his religious beliefs.â€ť
It sure breaks my heart that the State of Colorado will be â€śburdenedâ€ť in any way by Jack Phillipsâ€”especially after they have been so kind and gracious to him and his business. I urge all Christians to boycott Colorado as a vacation destination until they stop persecuting Mr. Phillips, and to let Colorado officials know that they are doing this.