Californian baker Cathy Miller, above, is at the centre of yet another controversy over weddings cakes for same-sex couples.
Her refusal to meet the requirements of gay patrons received a great deal of publicity in August, and later California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) filed a “surprise” motion for a temporary restraining order which would have forced Miller to create wedding cakes for LGBT couples or not sell them at all at her Tastries shop.
Miller was given less than 12 hour to prepare a defence against the motion.
Said Charles LiMandri, above, President and Chief Counsel for the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF):
This unprofessionalism is just another example of the LGBT activists and their government allies’ crusade to crush Cathy because of her Christian beliefs.
It’s no coincidence that the DFEH’s new attack on Cathy comes as the Supreme Court weighs the similar case of cake artist Jack Phillips in Colorado. The assault on religious liberty and the freedom of conscience is simply astounding. But neither Cathy nor we are backing down– the freedom of all Americans is at stake.
Back in 2015, he described the gay rights movement as engaging in “spiritual warfare” and an “evil that is being inflicted on society.”
Miller had earlier said:
We’re Christian, we love everyone. God created everyone– we love everyone. But there’s certain things that violate my conscience. And my conscience will not allow me to participate in things that I feel are wrong. And most of what’s based on is Scripture. I don’t feel as though I should be picked on because of my beliefs.
Miller says she has received hate mail and threats since this all began in August.
According to FCDF the judge denied the restraining order because he had not had a chance to hear Miller’s account of what happened.