Book Deal for Colorado Baker Who Wouldn’t Serve Gay Couples
Remember that baker who refused to design a wedding cake for a gay couple? And how it led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling?
Well, that baker runs the Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, and now he has a book deal.
Jack Phillips’ memoir is currently untitled, but will be released this summer.
This Christian evangelical imprint, Salem Books Publishing, of Regnery Publishing announced the book Thursday and is calling it “a firsthand account of his experience on the front lines” of a cultural battle between religious and secular forces, according to AP News.
Phillips, who runs the Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, became known nationally in 2012 after he cited religious objections in declining the request of two men who wanted a cake celebrating their marriage. The couple filed a complaint with the state’s civil rights commission, which ruled that Phillips should not have refused service.
The Supreme Court voted 7-2 that the commission violated Phillips’ rights under the First Amendment in 2018.
The court did not rule on the larger issue of whether businesses can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gays and lesbians, according to AP News.
Source: AP News