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Worthy Christian News » Bakery Will Stop Making Wedding Cakes After Losing Discrimination Appeal (Video)

LAKEWOOD, COLORADO (Worthy News)– Jack Phillips, an owner of a bakery in Colorado, said he will no longer sell wedding cakes after the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled that he discriminated against a "gay couple" when he refused to sell them a cake.

Phillips said he doesn't believe in gay marriage and refused to sell them a cake.

"We would close down the bakery before we would compromise our beliefs," Phillips said after the hearing.

Colorado's constitution doesn't recognize "same-sex marriage," and attorneys representing Phillips said the decision is a step too far.

"The government … seek[s] to impose a new belief system upon Jack [Phillips], one that is fundamentally at odds with his conscience and his liberty," explained a legal filing from attorneys with the Alliance Defending Freedom representing Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakes in Lakewood.

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission also ordered Phillips to submit quarterly reports about the customers he refuses to serve and to "retrain" employees to serve everyone.

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  • David Erdos
    3 June 2014 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Bill Haas Yesterday at 8:03pm Freedom is gone, folks. Only one government can set things right and you'll find it in Isaiah 9:6-7! — via Dawn G Chavers Bakery Will Stop Making Wedding Cakes After Losing Discrimination Case – CBS Denver The owner of a bakery in Lakewood said he will no longer sell wedding cakes after the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled he did discriminate against a gay couple when he refused to sell them a cake. denver.cbslocal.com Like·Cgoid for the cake maker in his partial stand against homosexuality but come on! he'll make cupcakes for gay birthdays but not a large cake for a gay wedding?? what!?? come on!! lukewarm and doesnt deserve to open at all with that kind of response. yes the ruling against him is wrong and he has a right t serve or not serve whomever but come on with the stupidity of such a lukewarm response. homosexuality is not a partially sinful/unnatural behavior. the court ruling is of the Devil yes, but hes a coward.

  • Marcia Galbreath
    3 June 2014 at 8:24 am - Reply

    God bless them for taking a stand for RIGHTEOUSNESS!

  • Alex Pace Goodwin
    3 June 2014 at 9:44 am - Reply

    This world is becoming a baffling place to a person of faith and goodwill. If you are out to destroy all the good (especially that which has been done for freedom and justice through the church), then the law upholds your freedom. If you are of goodwill, peaceable and love others but do not wish to condone or participate in sin, the law will apparently try to crush you. The law itself, based on Judaeo Christian law is now abandoning God in favor of the alternative, just like choosing Barabas over Jesus, or the snake in Eden over God Himself… This cannot possibly be good for mankind. Christians should never be cruel or unkind, and should present the gospel with love and compassion but as we freely acknowledge our own sinful failings which harm our souls, and whilst we cannot nor should we try to forcibly make people accept God's laws, we should at least be allowed to peacefully withdraw from something that we do not see as right. A gay man might rightly be applauded as caring and responsible if he refused to serve a customer who wanted to buy a weapon to kill himself. But if that sounds too dramatic , it's secularism that makes it seem over the top as a comparison. A Christian knows the eternal soul to be something we must protect from spiritual suicide. We can only say "no. I won't help you do this" we could once hope the law would uphold our right to object or refuse to help do something we believe to be at odds with our conscience. Christians who have championed freedom and tolerance for centuries are now under attack by the devil's most devious ploy yet – disguising and offering himself as tolerance and freedom, especially to do what offends God. And people are buying it wholesale.

  • Blythe Linam
    3 June 2014 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Such ignorance! Did the gay couple ask the owner to attend their wedding? How is he compromising his beliefs by making them a cake? Wonder if he agrees with the beliefs of every couple that he's made cakes for in the past. Probably just another ignorant salad bar religious nut

  • David Hawley
    3 June 2014 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Because it seems like another stomach-lurching drop further down the pit of the sexual revolution. Ideas have consequences, just ask the court.

  • Dennis Hibbard
    3 June 2014 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Denver Judicial System aren't you suppose to be for the Righteous, looks like, your bringing Condemnation on Yourselves by the Number One Judge, giving you Authority Romans 13: Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Matthew 18:7 Freedom as a License for Evil instead of Truth
    King James Version (KJV)
    7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! Paper Airplane from ELYH Liberator or Terminator by personal choice for Heaven or Hell DEMONSTRABLE TRUTH COUNTERFEIT PROOF.

  • Nanette A Avery Solem
    3 June 2014 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    I don't blame him. What happened to the right to refuse service to anyone. No this is liberal poo poo.

    • sglionna
      5 August 2014 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      Exactly! This goes way beyond the question of gay marriage. This is about our freedom to run our businesses, raise our children, eat our food, order a supersized drink or a shot glass size drink, buy raw milk or pasteurized milk, home school or private school, attend or not attend a church etc., etc., without the nanny state forcing us to do what "they" think is best for us. There is no more freedom in the USA. This doesn't even remotely look like the country I grew up in.

      • Ronald Slyderink
        5 August 2014 at 8:50 pm -

        It is more than just the 'gay' controversy. 'Discrimination' had been distorted in favour of popular opinion of what is right and wrong. The Gay couple think that they have been discriminated against because they view marriage as being right between the same sex. What if they were wrong, can they rightfully insist on their objections and position? And even if we don't want to enter into a right, wrong view of marriage (ultimately this has to be faced and is determinative) what about the right of the baker to refuse to bake for just anyone, because they genuinely believe it is against the well-being of the party concerned and his conscience before God who he sincerely believes defines marriage between man and a woman. Isn't he being discriminated against for having those convictions? If the gay couple wanted to they could choose other options, it is not a life threatening situation at all. Let's be realistic, society is full of discriminatory acts where people are refused entry, refused participation, refused jobs, refused … – should we cry 'discrimination' and a reversal of decisions everytime? No, only if it clearly interferes with life and living and indicates injustice, exploitation and abuse. (here we come back again to those moral principles and standards of right and wrong and what is good). Discrimination is meaningless and completely arbitrary and subjective, unless it is backed up with what is more absolute, what is right and wrong, what is good and what ultimately benefits people and nations. You will always have at least two sides to the 'discrimination' and no party has any right over another unless it is grounded on law, natural law, on reality, on what is right and wrong. For Christians there is no doubt that God has the first and last say on what is, what will be, on what is right and wrong and from that basis discrimination makes sense and will be fair and just and is in the best interest of everyone.

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