On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Colorado baker Jack Phillips and religious liberty in a 7-2 decision after a gay couple filed charges against Phillips in 2012 for refusing to service their gay wedding due to his deeply-held Christian beliefs.
Phillips appeared on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning, where he applauded the decision as a “big win,” announced his plans to reenter the wedding cake business, and voiced his tolerant views on LGBT people — which flies in the face of the unfair smears from the Left launched at Phillips over the past six years.
“It was a big win for us and now we’re just looking forward to hopefully getting back into the wedding business, and we’ll see how the court ruling affects that,” said Phillips.
Phillips added that he’s always loved making wedding cakes before the Colorado Civil Rights Commission shut him down. “The Colorado Civil Rights Commission took that away from me,” he said, “and now hopefully we can get back and do the baking that I love.”
As Phillips has made clear all along, he serves people of all races, religions, and creeds with almost all of his baked goods, but refuses to participate in messaging he doesn’t support, such as homosexual nuptials, anti-American sentiment, divorce, or even Halloween. And, bucking the Left’s narrative, he added that he would never participate in messaging that disparaged LGBT people.
“I don’t do cakes for Halloween; I wouldn’t make cakes that would be Anti-American, or disparage people in anyway, including people who identify as LGBT. If somebody asked me to do a cake like that, then I would tell them no,” explained Phillips, adding, “I told [the couple] when they came in that day, I’ll sell you birthday cakes, cookies, brownies, I’ll make you custom cakes. I just can’t do this cake because of the message it promotes.”
Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Kristen Waggoner acknowledged that the court essentially ignored the free speech issue, but did address religious liberty. “It said that the government cannot express religious hostility and that there’s no place for that kind of hostility in a pluralistic society,” she said.