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Posted on 07/30/2012 1:13:27 PM PDT by NYer
On the heels of Chick-fil-A's president speaking out against gay marriage, a Denver-area cake shop has taken the stance a step further.
Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood has refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple's wedding, sparking an outrage among the area's gay community, who have called for a boycott against the bakery.
Owner Jack Phillips told sister station KCNC that he has no animosity towards the gay community, and is simply refusing because he doesn't support gay marriage.
"If gays come in and want to order birthday cakes or any cakes for any occasion, graduations or whatever, I have no prejudice against that whatsoever. It's just the wedding cake, not the people, not their lifestyle," Phillips said.
But many in the community say Phillips' refusal is exactly that: discriminating against the lifestyle of gay individuals.
"I feel a need to disclose to anyone with an 'alternative' lifestyle that this company does not want your business, as they do not participate in making cakes for 'illegal' things such as a commitment ceremony," one woman wrote on the company's yelp.com page.
A group has established an online petition calling for a boycott against the bakery.
"We need to send a message to them that in this day and age, bigotry cannot and will not be tolerated," the petition reads. It has 2,125 signatures.
Beyond the Internet, KCNC reports that Phillips has received 1,000 angry messages about his stance.
Similar with the furor surrounding Chick-fil-A, some in the local community are applauding Phillips, ordering cakes from the shop specifically because of his position on gay marriage.
Even some protesters say they don't want to see the shop close down, but simply change their policy.
I support local business, I think its really important to our community to support local business, protester Cate Owen told KCNC. "I think we should want them to change...it's not like we want to shut them down."
Dozens of protesters swarmed the building Saturday, and have planned a bigger protest for next weekend.
So much for the 1st Amendment. Liberals are the most intolerant people!
Going to have to find that bakery and buy some stuff from them. I can’t stand the leftist thuggery against opinions they don’t like.
“We need to send a message to them that in this day and age, bigotry cannot and will not be tolerated,”
so we will boycott, shun, and shut down anyone who disagrees with us. And that’s not bigotry, that’s OK, because it’s gay rights.
Another thought criminal being brought to justice!
“I think we should want them to change”
Well what a coinkydink - that’s exactly what we want for homosexuals! And since it’s a choice, they can.
I hope, for their sakes, that the owners support the Second Amendment as well.
The gays are so pathetic. I am 100% sure there is more than 1 bakery in Denver. If not, they could always go to Boulder, more than enough liberal morons there.
Push back really drives these folks crazy doesn’t it.
2125 signatures to protest in an area with tens of thousands of people.
Rather revealing isn’t it.
I suggest we all go out and buy something from places like this. When they protest, that’s the time to line up around the block buying cakes, cookies, anything else this guy sells.
In your face assholes.
One thing 0bama HAS succeeded at is TURNING AMERICA ON ITSELF, and I don’t mean that in a sexual way.
He’s never packed fudge into a cake filling before.
“We want to send a message to them that in this day and age, Christianity will not be tolerated.”
He makes cakes. He doesn’t have to write on it whatever you want.
If someone requested a “Congratulations on your recent abortion” cake, would he have to sell them one with that script?
They could always buy a cake and put their own frosting on the top.
No shoes, no shirt, no same sex, no service!
“We Reserve The Right To REFUSE SERVICE To Anyone!
How silly! Seems the owner doesn't want business from homosexual soon-to-be-married couples anyway, so how will their boycotting him hurt? On the other hand, liberals and especially homosexuals have become the very bigots that they demonstrate against.
Wow, I had been under the impression that Chick-Fil-A didn’t have units in the Los Angeles region. In fact, they have over 40 of them in the greater Los Angeles area. I’ll be visiting the nearest one to me, in Hollywood later this week.
This flap was a stroke of genius for the CEO. I don’t remember even hearing about Chick-Fil-A before this. I’ll bet millions of Americans were in the same boat.
LOL< way to shoot yourself in the foot complainers.
Wonder if you can buy their cakes, etc... online or through Fed Ex shipment....
Had Chick-Fil-A (sic) Saturday. Mr. hummingbird picked some up, and gift cards, too, I think.
He called and said if there was a boycott, Chick-Fil-A could probably do this often!
The “buy”-cott was a packed restaurant with the line going outside the bldg. and the parking lot jam packed with merry “buy”-cotters!
Another “HA HA” for the liberal, gayness crowd.
Excellent. Speak up normal Americans - or risk never being able to speak up again.
This is great advertising for the heterosexual consumer. They know they're safe from the rabid homos agenda when they shop there.
This has been great for Chic Fil A. I sincerely hope this is becoming a new pro-family movement. It's way over due. I hope all people - young, old, rich, poor - all speak up against the homo abomination. Disease and perversion have never done anything good for a country. It's time to stand up and take our country back. The next generation will thank you for it.
“We need to send a message to them that in this day and age, bigotry cannot and will not be tolerated,”
Unless, of course, it’s liberal bigotry against Christians. That’s okay.
I think we should buybott more places that don;t bow to PC pressure.
That would be too honest.
They know that an agenda exposed is an agenda defeated.
Intolerance and the left go hand & hand. If you don’t see things their way or act as they want you to do they will condemn & attack you.
There is no reason, there is no respect for diversity, just emotional rage and attack against those who don’t proscribe to their self-destructive world view.
Homosexuality is a diseases that inhibits one of the most basic functions of life, reproduction. Homosexuality needs to be treated as a diseases not celebrated as diversity. Instead the left is hurting this population by telling them that their disease is healthy.
I dont remember even hearing about Chick-Fil-A before this. Ill bet millions of Americans were in the same boat.You're right! I never heard of them before, but now see there's one about 15-20 minutes away. I went there yesterday, but (doh!!) they were closed. Will return again this week. :)
Being a homosexual is not a suspect category nor does it allow them to ask the court to review the discrimination using a `heightened scrutiny’ standard.
So there it is: No shirt, no shoes, no homos—no service.
Barry would say, `We built this guy’s business so we can tell him how to run it.’ try to get some sympathy from the NAACP. Until the CCLU gins something up, the rest of us say—it, uh, sucks to be you.
(If this guy came into my business, I’d run him out too.)
I just sent them a supportive email.
Yeah. There should be an Internet list of pro-homo businesses that people can check before they shop.
It could be like a "Who's pro-Perv" Angie's list.
Man, this anti-homo campaign is becoming a huge success. I think this is wonderful.
I live close enough to Lakewood that I can just do it in person. However when I get around to visiting the place I’ll see if they do shipment orders.
Of course I have to remember to go there in the first place. I don’t really go to bakeries all to often.
I suggest we all go out and buy something from places like this.
I have no problem with them speaking their mind or peaceful informational picketing. It lets me know that that is a business I need to try. Without the queers going nuts because Chick-fil-A is owned by Christians, I might have never tried them.
Good for you MLizzy. Sorry they were closed the first time.
I guess a thank you is in order. Thanks protesters.
Take care SUSSA.
Just refer them to the Your Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland. Problem solved.
Next they will be comparing this to refusing service to blacks in the south in the 1950’s. They love to compare it to blacks. If I were black I’d be offended. Deeply.
The good news is that the take the bakery is taking is the event, not the people, is the problem. It is against their religious beliefs to support an activity. Hello first amendment.
If they want a wedding cake from this bakery, they better keep the sex of the couple in the closet.
Can we order something online?
—Without the queers going nuts because Chick-fil-A is owned by Christians, I might have never tried them.
Same here, except in my case you can replace “might” to “would”. I don’t do fast food. Normally. ;-)
I agree. I said that last week after my third visit to Chick-fil-A. I hope they let me know about more great businesses to patronize.
I might have gone at some point. Chick-fil-A is my oldest granddaughter’s favorite fast food place. She can normally get me to do things eventually. LOL
How was the food?
If I owned a bake shop and these homos insisted I make their wedding cake. I would tell them payment is in advance and no refunds and make them sign for it with this spelled out. I would then make their cake they wanted but would do a sub-par job. This would be my revenge for imposing their law-suit backed sodomite BS on me
Gay= the biggest lie because
In nature gay = failure
In our Judeo-Christian traditions gay means paganist sodomy fought against by the first Hebrews who rejected and fought the pagan tribes. I am for tradition, not what some motley crew of militant gays cooks up.
One would think that with all of the pro-homosexual opportunities offered by high schools, colleges, culinary schools, Bravo, Ovation and the Food Channel. There would hundreds of gay operated and owned cake shops begging for gay business bucks?
Or is this just an arrogant customer looking for a fight?
My guess is the latter.
It was good to excellent. The chicken salad sandwich was excellent. The egg biscuit was good but not as good as my wife’s. The grilled chicken salad was very good.
I’m still not ready for grilled chicken on a hamburger bun. But that’s just me. I wish they would put out a sandwich on Italian bread because the grilled chicken itself is very tasty.
“Hes never packed fudge into a cake filling before.”
And now they’re demanding that he treat fudge packing as a sacrament.
Thanks! Sounds great. Man I getting hungry. I better go eat.
Maybe he should have made them a “Kitty Litter Cake.”
LOL - the perfect gift for f-packers.
“Bigotry”...The problem with all this is that the activist homosexual community wants to make their own situation comparable to the plight of black people in the civil rights movement.
I don’t believe it is, of course. But that’s the way they see themselves. They want “gay” to be the new “black”.
Whiners...all of ‘em.