Numerous small business owners have been targeted by the woke left-wing outrage mob for not bowing down to their extremist edicts.
Now woke extremists are once again accusing this small business owner of “discrimination.”
But their lawyers’ bombshell courtroom revelation may change everything.
First Amendment guarantees “proper protection” for people of faith
In 2017, a locally owned bakery in Bakersfield, California made national headlines when a lesbian couple made a request that the owner couldn’t fulfill.
Cathy Miller, the owner of Cathy’s Creations, was asked to make a wedding cake for their gay wedding, but the small-business owner refused.
The couple quickly filed a lawsuit against the baker, claiming that her refusal to bake the cake was in violation of California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act.
The complaint filed with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing agency was aiming to place a restraining order against the bakery.
But last year, a California Superior Court rejected the request, stating that Miller was protected by the First Amendment in this case.
“The First Amendment ensures that religious organizations and persons are given proper protection as they seek to teach the principles that are so fulfilling and so central to their lives and faiths,” Judge David Lamp wrote in his ruling.
But the couple – and the woke extremist groups that typically fund and facilitate such lawfare against those with whom they disagree – wasn’t done going after the Christian baker.
“Every couple deserves to celebrate”
It’s been nearly 7 years since the incident occurred, and Miller is still fighting to ensure that her religious freedoms are being protected.
Following the October ruling by the Superior Court, the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) released a statement in which they declared that they wouldn’t “stand down” while the bakery refused to make the cake.
“Every couple deserves to celebrate and mark their special occasions without fear of discrimination,” Mary Wheat, the director of the CRD, said.
“Refusal to provide equal access to goods and services is against the law,” she added. “I encourage all Californians who believe their civil rights have been violated to reach out to our office and work with us in fighting for your rights.”
Now, Miller finds herself filing for affirmation of the lower court decision with the California Court of Appeals.
Miller’s lawyers accuse the couple of targeting the bakery
Miller’s legal team argues that she was not exclusively discriminating against the gay couple, and that she has multiple lines that she won’t cross.
“For example, Miller will not design cakes that celebrate divorce, display violence, glorify drunkenness or drug use, contain explicit sexual content, or present gory, demonic, or satanic images,” according to the brief.
Lawyers representing the baker say that they have reason to believe that Miller was being targeted because of her Christian beliefs.
“Targeting a family-run bakery because of the owner’s religious beliefs is meanspirited, illegal, and deserves no place in our society,” senior counsel Adèle Keim said.
“California officials should have never started this campaign against Cathy and her bakery. California should let Cathy bake in peace,” he added.
Over the course of the litigation, the baker had been subject to multiple woke extremist threats by phone and over social media.
A company vehicle was broken into, and one of her employees was attacked behind the bakery.
These are the real-world harms of woke extremist policies directing a state’s decisions.
US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.