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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 06:34 PM

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FAITH: Colorado Baker Receives "Courage In the Face Of Power: Daniel Award"

Jack Phillips, the Colorado Christian cakeshop owner who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, has received the “Courage in the Face of Power: Daniel Award.”

According to CBN News, Phillips was given the award at the 2017 Weyrich Awards Dinner in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, October 17.

The Weyrich organization gives the award each year to a person who has shown courage and remained true to his/her convictions despite being up against resistance from those in power.

Phillips has been engaged in a years-long battle which began when he declined to make a cake for a same-sex couple, citing his religious beliefs. Since then, he has lost his case with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, but with help from Alliance Defending Freedom, he appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court which has agreed to hear it.

Oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission are scheduled for December 5.