But Christians who refuse to bake homosexual “wedding” cakes are biased.
WORLD reported a story about a man named Bill Jack who approached three bakers in the Denver area and asked them to make open Bible-shaped cakes with the verses “God hates sin—Psalm 45:7” and “Homosexuality is a detestable sin—Leviticus 18:22” on one and “God loves sinners” and “While we were yet sinners Christ died for us—Romans 5:8” on the other.
You can guess what happened next. The bakers said no. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission rejected Jack’s discrimination claims, although the same agency ruled against Christian baker Jack Phillips of the Masterpiece Cakeshop for refusing to bake a homosexual “wedding” cake. For the record, Phillips sold cakes to whoever wanted to buy a cake, but he drew the line at mocking God.
Jack’s experiment illustrated the point. While I believe the bakers who refused to make the Bible cakes were well within their rights as business owners to do so, Phillips also was within his rights to refuse the “wedding” cake request.
Supporters of the bakeries are claiming victory, but Jack said he acted intentionally to shed light on the inequitable application of Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws.
“I believe that these bakers should have the right, and do have the right, to refuse me service,” Jack told me. The law in question, Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act, makes it unlawful for any place of public accommodation to refuse service to someone based on disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or ancestry.
“My goal is to expose the hypocrisy of the application of the statute,” he said. “This is a violation of the 14th Amendment. States are to apply their laws equally to all citizens. … As far as I can see, it is only being applied against Christian business owners.”
If liberals and other unbelievers are as worried about so-called discrimination as they claimed, they’d make examples of Muslim and Jewish business owners. Ask them to bake a “wedding” cake for two men and publicize the results.
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