Gay Lobby Forces US to Bake Gay Cake Now, But Public Advocate Has Plans To Fight
Colorado Court denies Public Advocate Masterpiece Cakeshop appeal --
This morning, the Colorado Supreme Court denied Masterpiece Cakeshop's petition for certiorari, which asked the court to review a decision of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission penalizing a Christian bakery for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex marriage.
Public Advocate's amicus curiae brief filed October 23, 2015 urging the Colorado Supreme Court to grant the petition is here:
Public Advocate's amicus curiae brief explained that the refusal to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage was because of the bakery's Christian business principles, not discrimination against homosexuals.
The brief also argued that the Civil Rights Commission's order violated the bakery's free exercise of religion and that the court of appeals misunderstood compelled speech principles.
Despite the denial of certiorari, two of the Colorado Supreme Court justices -- Chief Justice Rice and Justice Coats -- stated that they would have granted review on limited issues -- falling one vote short for granting review.
Masterpiece Cakeshop has an option to petition the U.S. Supreme Court for review of this case within 90 days which we assume it will do.
Public Advocate president Eugene Delgaudio said "This is disgraceful thought control, government theft and public persecution of Christians. It is part and parcel of the wholesale assault ochestrated by Presidential candidates, major media outlets and the homosexual rights mob. We will continue to voice our opposition in the form of legal briefs asserting religious liberty."
PLANS FOR FUTURE
Delgaudio also said: " Public Advocate will support an appeal if that decision is made in the next few days and will request permission to file a brief in support. "
"I have asked our legal counsel to prepare a summary of general legal advice to defend small private retail stores from these type of harrassments in the future in the impacted states and what remedies there are when confronted by anti-Christian attacks like this," said Delgaudio.