The Colorado State Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of Masterpiece Cake Shop owner Jack Phillips, who is still being harassed for his status as a Christian 13 years after he was initially sued for refusing to make a cake for a gay wedding.
Phillips is challenging a $500 fine he received for refusing to bake a "gender transition" cake that an activist attorney requested.
The same attorney also asked Phillips to bake “another custom cake, one depicting Satan smoking marijuana, to ‘correct the errors of [Phillips’] thinking,’” according to Phillips' attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom.
The Supreme Court has already set a precedent for the case in the 303 Creative v. Elenis ruling, which said that the First Amendment prohibits the state from forcing a website designer to "express messages with which the designer disagrees."
The ruling negates the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, which is the same law that was used to fine Phillips.
Phillips has said he serves LGBT people in the normal course of his work, but being asked to design a cake supporting that lifestyle is against his Christian beliefs.
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