In 2014, Colorado Civil Rights Commissioner Diann Rice compared Jack Phillips to perpetrators of the Holocaust. She said:
“I would also like to reiterate what we said in … the last meeting [concerning Jack Phillips]. Freedom of religion and religion has been used to justify all kinds of discrimination throughout history, whether it be slavery, whether it be the Holocaust … I mean, we can list hundreds of situations where freedom of religion has been used to justify discrimination. And to me it is one of the most despicable pieces of rhetoric that people can use—to use their religion to hurt others.”
Little did Rice know, Phillips’ father had liberated a concentration camp in World War II.
“[For] someone to compare trying to live by your faith to the person who brought on the Holocaust …. I don’t have the word for it, but it’s wrong,” said Phillips.
This piece originally appeared in The Daily Signal