Religious Freedom Brief
September 8, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Stephani Liesmaki
Standing for Colorado Cake Baker's Freedom:
Minnesota Family Council Files Friend-of-the-Court Brief
WASHINGTON -- Colorado cake artist, Jack Phillips, is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court requesting freedom to create and sell cakes in accordance with his faith, without threat of punishment.
With 32 additional family policy organizations, Minnesota Family Council filed this amicus brief in support of Jack Phillip's right to create freely according to his religious beliefs. In addition to this brief, support for Phillip's freedoms was demonstrated by 44 additional friend-of-the-court briefs submitted by, among others, the U.S. Department of Justice, 479 creative professionals, 20 states, 86 members of Congress, legal experts, civil rights advocates, and religious groups.
"Hallmark glories of our free society include free speech and the freedom to peacefully live and work according to one's faith," says John Helmberger, CEO of Minnesota Family Council. "We filed a brief with 32 other family policy organizations because free speech and religious freedom are foundational to a thriving state and nation for all. Our governing bodies should be the greatest protector of these freedoms, not their greatest threat," concludes Helmberger.