Anti-Gay Masterpiece Cakeshop Baker Jack Phillips Is Publishing a Memoir

Thanks, I already hate it.

When not busy denying his cake decorating services to LGBTQ people, Jack Phillips has apparently been busy writing.

The Masterpiece Cakeshop owner, who became internationally famous after his case went all the way to the Supreme Court, has written an as-of-yet unnamed memoir, which is set to be published this summer by Salem Books Publishing, a Christian imprint of Regnery Publishing.

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The publishing company made the announcement on Thursday, the Associated Press reports, calling the work “a firsthand account of his experience on the front lines” of the so-called culture wars.

Phillips won his case before the Supreme Court in 2018, with justices ruling 7-2 in his favor, in a narrow ruling that determined the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated his First Amendment rights. It did not rule on the larger constitutional issue of whether or not it is permissible to refuse service to LGBTQ people by invoking one’s religious beliefs.

Later that same year, Phillips filed a federal suit against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for pursuing a complaint from a transgender woman who had requested he make a cake celebrating both her birthday and the day she transitioned, which happen to be on the same day. In 2019, both sides mutually agreed to end legal actions.

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