A Christian baker in Colorado said he’d rather stop selling wedding cakes than be coerced by the government to provide services that violate his beliefs.
Two men who planned to “marry” sued Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, for refusing to sell them a wedding cake. From CBS News:
A judge previously ruled a business owner cannot refuse service to a customer on the basis of sexual orientation. Phillips appealed to the commission, but it upheld the decision.
That prompted Phillips to decide he would no longer make any wedding cakes. He said he would be fine selling cupcakes for a birthday party for someone who is gay but added, “I don’t want to participate in a same-sex wedding.”
For the couple, they said they always believed they were in the right and it was important to pursue the case for future customers.
Our forefathers of all races are rolling over in their graves.
The Colorado Civil Rights Commission is part of the state’s regulatory agencies department. So in the name of “preserving the integrity of the marketplace and is committed to promoting a fair and competitive business environment in Colorado,” the government interferes with a man’s right to conduct his business because he resists the homosexual lobby’s in-your-face push to normalize deviant sexual behavior.
The Daily Caller‘s Chuck Ross searched Google and found 19 other area businesses that sell baked goods. Does anyone believe that suing a Christian baker is about “equal rights”?
A Christian photographer named Elaine Huguenin faced a similar dilemma. She declined to provide services to lesbians for their “commitment ceremony.” They sued, and a court ruled that Huguenin violated the law.
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