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.