“This Congressman could lose his job for standing with Christian baker Jack Phillips.”
Congressman Doug Lamborn is shown here leading the rally for Christian baker Jack Phillips. He is now being targeted by big anti-liberty donors for supporting your Religious Liberty. We can’t let them win this war and must stand with Doug Lamborn today.
Others are merely celebrating the landmark religious liberty victory in the case of the Colorado baker. Doug Lamborn did more than just talk about liberty. Doug stood strong with a brief filed on behalf of the Christian baker in the Supreme Court case just won. This made enemies of some powerful folks and now Doug is in a battle to keep his job. In fact, Doug’s anti-liberty opponent launched an attack that temporarily removed this sitting congressman from even appearing on the ballot.
When Christian baker Jack Phillips fought in the Supreme Court for his basic freedoms of speech and exercise of religion, Congressman Lamborn officially stood with him, on the record.
As an artist who pours himself into his masterpieces, baker Jack Phillips must determine which custom-made cake requests to accept with his time and talent.
Those he cannot fulfill, he refers to another baker to ensure clients receive timely service and high quality baked goods for their special events. Any customer of any background can also walk in off the street and buy ready-made items in Phillips’ shop.
This arrangement had worked well for both Phillips and potential clients.
However, in 2012, Phillips told a same sex couple that he would not be able to fulfill their request for a cake for their wedding. He referred them to another baker with whom he had a good relationship.
This couple cried foul and reported him to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The commission charged Phillips with discrimination based on sexual orientation, subjected Phillips and his employees to be re-educated, and ordered him to design cakes for same sex weddings or to stop altogether.
This took place before gay marriage was legal in the state of Colorado.
Six years later, Phillips finally won the right to decide for himself what messages he creates through his masterpieces.
The reality is Phillips and Congressman Lamborn fought this fight for us all.
No government should mandate what messages artists must design. Artists should never be forced to create masterpieces that their consciences cannot support.
These are among the most sacred rights of all Americans.
The rights of all Americans were at stake. This is about the right of an artist to choose what his art will express.
For example, would the government force a Muslim singer to perform at a Christian religious event? Or a pro-choice web designer to create a pro-life website? Or a political liberal to write speeches for a conservative?
No one should want to live in a world like that. This is especially true when personal religious convictions are under attack.
American history, values, and legal precedent have long protected the rights of its citizens to live out their differing beliefs and opinions.
If the government can force a cake artist to create a message he doesn’t believe in, then they can do that to you and me.
This victory is won, but the battle continues. Those who want to take our religious freedom will stop at nothing to end the career of Doug Lamborn for fighting for us.
Congressman Doug Lamborn has proudly stood for our Constitution and Religious Liberty for six terms. His unquestioned dedication to Constitutional Conservatism was just recognized by the American Conservative Union who presented him the Award For Conservative Excellence.
His big money opposition has already filed a lawsuit that temporarily removed Doug’s name for the ballot before Doug had it restored. The anti-Liberty opposition will stop at nothing to defeat him. The election is June 26. Doug Welborn stands strong for our religious freedom. Please stand with Doug with a gift of $20, one dollar per day, or whatever you can to keep this conservative champion fighting for us.