Honor Jack Phillips and Coach Kennedy as well as support the work of the Pennsylvania Family Institute
Courage to Stand: 2018 Friends of the Family Banquet
Saturday, October 20th
Hershey Lodge | Hershey, PA | Dinner: 6:30PM
Sponsorship: Click here to view various sponsor levels
Individual tickets: $60 each
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Featured Guest: Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips is a cake artist and owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado. In 2012, two men came into Jack’s cake shop requesting a custom wedding cake for their same-sex ceremony. Jack politely declined, offering to design cakes for other occasions or to sell them anything else in his shop.
The couple filed a complaint with the State of Colorado, which ordered Jack to either design custom cakes that celebrate same-sex unions or stop designing wedding cakes entirely.
Jack Phillips went to court to defend his religious liberty, and earlier this year won a landmark ruling at the US Supreme Court. Now, the State of Colorado is coming after Jack again.
Special Guest: Coach Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy was an assistant high school football coach for the Bremerton School District in Washington State who made it a practice to go the 50-yard-line, kneel down and pray after each game. He began the practice not long after he was hired in 2008 and, at first, he prayed alone, but like-minded players from both teams began joining him after the games.
The prayers continued until 2015, when the district suddenly ordered him to stop. Despite initially obeying the order, Kennedy believed it violated his freedoms of speech and religion and did it again, a decision that eventually cost him his job. His appeals in the courts have thus far been denied, but he is now seeking a hearing before the US Supreme Court in defense of his First Amendment rights. Coach Kennedy said he simply wants his job back and the ability to live consistently with the tenets of his faith.
Join us to support and honor both Jack Phillips and Coach Kennedy for their Courage to Stand. The evening will encourage and inspire you, together with friends from across Pennsylvania to support our vision of making Pennsylvania a place where God is honored, life is cherished, families thrive and religious freedom flourishes.
More details: pafamily.org/banquet