Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Baker Faces Jail Time for Refusing to Serve Gay Couple

The American Spectator
Jack Phillips, one of the owners of Masterpiece Cakeshop

The owners of a Colorado bakery could face up to a year in prison for refusing to make a cake for a gay couple. Dave Mullins, 28, and Daniel Craig, 33, filed a discrimination complaint against Jack Phillips, one of the owners of Masterpiece Cakeshop, for denying them a cake for their Massachusetts wedding.

“Religious freedom is a fundamental right in America and it’s something that we champion at the ACLU,” said Mark Silverstein, the legal director of the group in Colorado, which filed the complaint last year on behalf of Mullins and Craig. “We are all entitled to our religious beliefs and we fight for that. But someone’s personal religious beliefs don’t justify breaking the law by discriminating against others in the public sphere.”
cake protest

The couple alleges that after looking at pictures of different cakes in the shop, Phillips told them he wouldn’t make a cake after discovering it was to celebrate their wedding in Colorado after being married in Massachusetts. Phillips stated that doing so would violate his Christian beliefs.
“We would close down that bakery before we closed our beliefs,”Phillips told CBS Denver station KCNC-TV.



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  2. I'm Catholic & 100% against gay so-called marriage & I can't wrap my brain around the fact that times have gotten so completely backward in this country that a man may have to do time & have a 'criminal' record for the rest of his life because he won't throw his morals & belief of GOD out the window. Heartbreaking that our country is in this condition... We need GOD back in our country... urgently!

    Dear Lord, may they ALL have a change of heart about being gay.