2018 Midterms & Jack Phillips
2018 Midterms & Jack Phillips
New Political Ad Features Colorado Christian Bakery Owner
Colorado Springs—Today, the Colorado Springs-based Family Policy Alliance launched a new ad opposing Congressman Jared Polis in his campaign for governor of Colorado, one of the most closely watched governor races in the 2018 Midterms.
The ad features Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, who was punished by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission in 2013 for declining to create a custom wedding cake for a same-sex wedding. Jack’s case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court with the justices decisively ruling 7-2 in Jack’s favor on June 4th in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
Now, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission is targeting Jack for his faith again. In a clearly orchestrated attack, Jack once again faces a formal complaint filed against him this month by the Commission—this time because he declined to create a custom cake celebrating a “gender transition.”
While Jack heads back to court to defend his religious freedom rights, the Family Policy Alliance ad warns Colorado voters that things could get worse for Jack—and all people of faith in Colorado—if Jared Polis wins the governor race.
Polis supports the Commission’s actions—even making support of the commission one of his campaign’s key platforms. And, as governor, Polis would have the power to appoint even more commissioners who share his viewpoint.
Family Policy Alliance launched the ad to make voters aware that Polis supports the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s hostility toward Jack’s faith—a position that many voters don’t realize Polis holds. The ad features a video and is being directed toward key voters in Colorado through digital channels through November 6th.
Paul Weber, President & CEO for Family Policy Alliance, shared how critical the governor’s race is for Colorado—and the country: “The Colorado governor’s race is one of the most-watched races in the country this 2018 Midterm Election. The decision Colorado voters make will impact Jack Phillips and other people of faith in Colorado—and beyond—for years to come.”
“The country watched as the Supreme Court ruled against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, condemning them for their hostility toward Jack’s faith. Now they are watching again to see if Colorado voters will say ‘enough is enough—I will stand with Jack.’”
Family Policy Alliance also created a new webpage featuring the video, more information about Jack, and why voters should vote NO on Jared Polis: https://familypolicyalliance.com/standwithjack/
Family Policy Alliance is involved in election efforts across the country in the 2018 Midterms. The Christian ministry’s political efforts include key U.S. Senate races, endorsements in critical U.S. House races, critical governor races, ballot measures, and nearly 50 targeted state legislative races.
For questions or to schedule an interview with President & CEO Paul Weber, contact Media@familypolicyalliance.com.