The National Association of Evangelicals welcomes the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case.
“This decision is a win not just for Jack Phillips, but for all Americans who care about freedom of conscience and religion,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “Government must not demonize the religion or religious beliefs of its citizens.”
A Colorado commissioner had compared Phillips’ religious opposition to same-sex marriage to Nazis who operated concentration camps during World War II. The court found that the state of Colorado had shown impermissible hostility to Phillips’ religious beliefs, rather than the respectful neutrality required by the First Amendment.
The NAE joined an amicus brief in the case.