Here’s Why the Florist and the Baker Aren’t Like The Red Hen’s Owner

Jack Phillips and Baronelle Stutzman were happy to sell their products but not their creative skills to advance a cause they oppose religiously.

(Chris Potts – LifeZatte)  One of these is not like the others.

Editorialists across the country have been falling all over themselves to compare Stephanie Wilkinson — co-owner of The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, and famous, overnight, for kicking White House press secretary Sarah Sanders out of her establishment — to Jack Phillips and Barronelle Stutzman.

Phillips is owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, and the beneficiary earlier this month of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that reversed a government order punishing him for declining to create a custom-decorated wedding cake celebrating a same-sex marriage.

Stutzman is a floral artist who owns Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington, and the Supreme Court just sent her case (she, too, declined to create her kind of art for a same-sex wedding) back to the Washington courts for review in wake of the Masterpiece decision.

Opinion writers have been suggesting that conservatives are getting what Sanders and her family did not: their just desserts. “How do you like being the one turned down and kicked to the curb?” they’re suggesting, in so many words. “You want service denied? Eat THIS!” etc. View article →