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My Faith Votes recently had the opportunity to catch up with Jack Phillips, a cake artist and the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado. Phillips gained national recognition as a result of his Supreme Court case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which originated when Phillips refused to create a cake for a same-sex wedding in 2012.
This conversation has been edited for clarity and length. You can watch the full conversation with Jack Phillips here.
Your book, The Cost of My Faith: How a Decision in My Cake Shop Took Me to the Supreme Court, is a powerful look at what has transpired over the past nine years for you and your cakeshop. First, I would love for you to share your testimony and what ultimately led to people knowing you as the "Christian baker."
I grew up going to church, but around 17 years old, I stopped going because it just didn't interest me. It never stuck with me. A few years later, I'm married with a couple of kids. I'm working hard at a good job, but I'm still living without God. When God got ahold of me, I wasn't a drug-dealing alcoholic who woke up in a gutter saying, "God, if you save me, I'll serve you!"'
Like many of you. I have been appalled at those who choose to live in America but then burn the flag and denounce the very freedom that allows them that ability. If they lived in almost any other country, such actions would land them in jail—or worse.
Olympic bronze medal winner Gwen Berry recently made a public display of her disdain for America during the medal ceremony after her event. As our national anthem played, Berry turned her back and covered her face refusing to honor the very country that had allowed her to participate. Sadly, she didn't understand the price that had been paid so that she could be there—so that she could be free.
And therein lies the prophetic truth. America is a mirror of what is taking place in the supernatural. Our hearts are saddened and frustrated when people dishonor our nation. But are we just as sad and dishonored when the world dishonors God?
How is it possible for Biden to do and say the things he does, with little or no backlash from America? We are watching the single fastest decline in the history of this nation ever, and it is all a result of its current leader.
Biden makes everything about race. He blurts out lies with impunity. Yet, for all of the catastrophic decisions that have come from the evil that resides in the White House, there is seemingly no consequence to him or his team.
The same lack of accountability applies to the media, which is acting in concert with Biden. As are the "woke" corporations that regularly commit grievous crimes against innocent people, and Silicon Valley, which is obliterating decency. The inmates are running the asylum.
I saw a taste of this under Obama's sad presidency, but it was nothing like what we see to today.
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