On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Colorado baker Jack Phillips in a historic case that sent a message to faith-based businesses that their first amendment rights would be protected under law, should anyone try to dispute them.
After multiple appeals ruling against them, Phillips and his team finally won at the Supreme Court level in a decision split between the Justices, 7-2. In their ruling, the court found that the “Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed hostility toward the baker on his religious beliefs.”
On Tuesday, Jack Phillips, owner Masterpiece Cakeshop, spoke out for the first time in an interview with Fox News regarding the decision. Phillips expressed his desire to get back into baking cakes and specifically wedding cakes, which was one of the main reasons, he said, was why he got into baking in the first place.
“I got into the bakery business, one of the main reasons is because I love doing wedding cakes. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission took that away from me and now hopefully we can get back and do the baking that I love,” he said.
Jeremy Tedesco, Jack Phillips’ attorney, also spoke up after the ruling, expressing his thoughts that the government does not have a place in punishing people based on their religious beliefs.
“Jack Phillips won and he won in a way that reaffirmed the idea that government has no business punishing or targeting people because of their religious beliefs,” he said.
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