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Bakery sees business boom after ‘gay wedding cake’ refusal (keep those orders coming!)
Life Site News ^ | July 31, 2012 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI

Posted on 07/31/2012 2:20:19 PM PDT by NYer


Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop.

LAKEWOOD, Colorado, July 31, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The owner of a cake shop in Lakewood, Colorado said that, following a refusal to provide a wedding cake for a homosexual couple his business has more than doubled.

Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, told local media that this wasn’t the first time he had turned away homosexuals seeking wedding cakes, but it is the first time his stand for Christian principles has resulted in so much media attention and some death threats.

Phillips explained that since 1993 the family owned and operated business has refused about half-a-dozen requests for same-sex wedding cakes. However, on Sunday he said he was forced to call police because of several death threats over the latest refusal.

The situation developed on July 19 when two homosexuals entered the shop and announced they were getting “married” in Massachusetts and wanted to order a wedding reception cake for their reception in Colorado. When Phillips refused, one of the pair, 28-year-old Dave Mullins, is reported to have said, “F*** you and your homophobic cake shop,” and directed an obscene gesture at the owner before leaving.

According to the Huffington Post an online petition in support of the homosexual pair was set up and “has drawn nearly 400 signatures” while a Facebook page, “Boycott Masterpiece Bakeshop, currently has over 200 members.”

Phillips said the publicity has generated a business boom, with customers coming to the shop specifically because of his stand against same-sex “marriage.”

“[On Monday] we had about twice as much business as normal,” Phillips said. “There are people coming in to support us.”

“I’m a follower of Jesus Christ, so you could say this is a religious belief,” Phillips told KDVR TV. “I believe the Bible teaches that [homosexuality] is not an OK thing.”

Phillips remarked that he is not “homophobic” and does not refuse service to anyone based on their sexual orientation. He does however draw the line on catering to same-sex “marriage.” Colorado does not recognize same-sex “marriage” or same-sex civil unions.

“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,” Phillips said. “It’s just the wedding cake, not the people, not their lifestyle.”

“We would close down that bakery before we closed our beliefs, so that may be what it comes to … we’ll see,” Phillips concluded.

Denver Westword reported that, “Some online commentors (sic) have advocated violence against Masterpiece Cakeshop.”

A Masterpiece staff member, however, told the news service when asked about the situation, “We have nothing to say about that. We don’t want to talk about that, so you’ll just have to make something up.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: bakery; co; glbt; homosexualagenda; marriage

1 posted on 07/31/2012 2:20:30 PM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah
Denver Westword reported that, “Some online commentors (sic) have advocated violence against Masterpiece Cakeshop.”

Liberals are so militant. They do not tolerate those who do not share their views.

2 posted on 07/31/2012 2:22:16 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

I guess they won’t be taking any requests for chocolate fudge cakes, which is their prerogative as a business.


3 posted on 07/31/2012 2:23:21 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: NYer

We don’t want to talk about that, so you’ll just have to make something up.”

I love this response.


4 posted on 07/31/2012 2:31:03 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: NYer

the homo’s should go to the Faggo bakery two blocks down , use the rear entrance.


5 posted on 07/31/2012 2:36:34 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: NYer
When Phillips refused, one of the pair, 28-year-old Dave Mullins, is reported to have said, “F*** you and your homophobic cake shop,” and directed an obscene gesture at the owner before leaving.

Let's imagine a lib bakery owner refused to create a First Holy Communion cake to a Catholic.

Ya s'pose this is the reaction he or she would've gotten?

Ya s'pose the media coverage would be For or Against the lib bakery owner?

6 posted on 07/31/2012 2:37:23 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: NYer

And in other news, TexasCajun ate Chick-Fil-A for the 1st time today.


7 posted on 07/31/2012 2:38:00 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: NYer

Oh noez! You mean the liberals are no more than a very big mouth minority????


8 posted on 07/31/2012 2:40:38 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: TexasCajun

How was it?


9 posted on 07/31/2012 2:40:58 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: NYer

Old summer camp trick. They should have baked the sodomite’s a chocolate wedding cake with lots of ExLax in it. Hershey Highway!


10 posted on 07/31/2012 2:42:02 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: NYer

These gay dudes are making a big production over their phoney baloney marriage-—>>>

Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig, who are set to tie the knot in Provincetown, Mass. this fall but are planning a Denver-based reception for later in the year, said they were stunned and humiliated by their experience with Phillips.

“It was the most awkward, surreal, very brief encounter,” Mullins, 28, told Denver Westword. “We got up to leave, and to be totally honest, I said, ‘F**k you and your homophobic cake shop.’ And I may or may not have flipped him off.”


11 posted on 07/31/2012 2:46:12 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: NYer

Gay dudes wedding registry-—>>>

http://www.amazingregistry.com/wedding-registry/David-Mullins/Charlie-Craig/Registry.ashx?a=72850343

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12 posted on 07/31/2012 2:48:52 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: TexasCajun

I’m going to send them an email encouraging them to look at opening some stores in Japan. The menu seems appropriate for Japanese tastes.


13 posted on 07/31/2012 2:52:30 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: workerbee

It would have never made the news. Don’t you know heterosexuals and Christians don’t matter and would not even exist if the libs had their way.


14 posted on 07/31/2012 2:57:22 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: dennisw
LOLOLMAO!!

Ohhhh, Ocean Spray Pomegranate-Blueberry Juice spritzer all over the place!


15 posted on 07/31/2012 2:58:12 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Yardstick
I ordered their Spicy Chicken, it was good.

They give it to you without any type of dressing or sauce that you order seperatly. ...chicken, lettuce, tomatoe and pickles.

Long line in the drive-thru at 11:30.

16 posted on 07/31/2012 2:58:27 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Yardstick
I ordered their Spicy Chicken, it was good.

They give it to you without any type of dressing or sauce that you order seperatly. ...chicken, lettuce, tomatoe and pickles.

Long line in the drive-thru at 11:30.

17 posted on 07/31/2012 2:58:33 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: dennisw
LOLOLMAO!!

Ohhhh, Ocean Spray Pomegranate-Blueberry Juice spritzer all over the place!


18 posted on 07/31/2012 2:59:28 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & dems just want to exploit the issue, not solve the problem.)
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To: NYer

Was it 32 states that have had Gay Marriage on the ballot and it’s failed?

The <2% of the population that happens not to be heterosexual needs to take a breather and stop believe the lies they’ve been told that they are in a majority of opinion.

Personally, however, I hope that the gay community keeps pushing just a hard as they can so their reality check comes a little faster.


19 posted on 07/31/2012 3:02:04 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: dennisw
And I may or may not have flipped him off.”

Of course you flipped him off, you bitter little queen...wonder if Mayor Menino will swing by P-Town for the festivities..?

20 posted on 07/31/2012 3:02:55 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: NYer

Liberals celebrate diversity and are sooooo tolerant of differing points of view.


21 posted on 07/31/2012 3:07:10 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: biggredd1

22 posted on 07/31/2012 3:08:59 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: TexasCajun

I drove by our local Chic-Fil-A today and the drive thru was long and backed-up and the parking lot was completely full. Tomorrow my grandson and I will visit for a nice lunch!!


23 posted on 07/31/2012 3:09:14 PM PDT by notaliberal
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To: NYer

good for them


24 posted on 07/31/2012 3:10:15 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: TexasCajun

congrats


25 posted on 07/31/2012 3:16:24 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: TexasCajun

Just stopped there myself tonight.


26 posted on 07/31/2012 3:21:27 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: carriage_hill

¿ ¿ ¿ ¿ ¿ ¿ ¿ ¿ If I’m so smart how come I’m not drinking Ocean Spray Pomegranate-Blueberry Juice spritzer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?


27 posted on 07/31/2012 3:22:27 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: dennisw

“Gay dudes wedding registry-—>>>

http://www.amazingregistry.com/wedding-registry/David-Mullins/Charlie-Craig/Registry.ashx?a=72850343";

But why is their first item that comes up a Bed Pan.

...on second thought, don’t bother answering.


28 posted on 07/31/2012 3:25:16 PM PDT by BobL ( It's easy to be a saint when you have nothing on the line)
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To: workerbee
Let's imagine a lib bakery owner refused to create a First Holy Communion cake to a Catholic.

Lol! That's like comparing apples to oranges. You can do better.

29 posted on 07/31/2012 3:25:18 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: dennisw

L O L !!


30 posted on 07/31/2012 3:30:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: NYer

So the gentle crowd, the purveyors of tolerance, have decided to kill someone who doesn’t embrace their lifestyle.

Not surprising, considering that nobody escalates to threats of violence more quickly than liberals, who then always falsely accuse conservatives of inciting violence.

Ah, civility, thy name is homo.


31 posted on 07/31/2012 3:31:06 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: NYer; workerbee

I may be wrong, but I believe that workerbee was implying that the media wouldn’t be as sympathetic to Catholics as they appear to be toward homosexuals.


32 posted on 07/31/2012 3:33:50 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer

Ah, the Chick-Fil-A Effect. Morals in the marketplace ...


33 posted on 07/31/2012 3:47:08 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: NYer
28-year-old Dave Mullins ... directed an obscene gesture at the owner before leaving.

I'd have broken that finger off and shoved it up his ... Oh wait ...!

34 posted on 07/31/2012 3:51:23 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: NYer
According to the Huffington Post an online petition in support of the homosexual pair was set up and “has drawn nearly 400 signatures” while a Facebook page, “Boycott Masterpiece Bakeshop, currently has over 200 members.”

LMAO

35 posted on 07/31/2012 3:52:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: IronJack

the faggot would have loved that action.


36 posted on 07/31/2012 4:11:22 PM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: NYer; trisham
Lol! That's like comparing apples to oranges. You can do better.

My point is this: Queers get sympathy because the evil bakery owner won't cave in and give them a cake celebrating their "sacred union". But, flip the coin. If a Catholic parent wanted a cake for his child's First Holy Communion, and a baker refused on "political" grounds, the baker, not the parent, would be lauded.

It's all just part & parcel of the commie-lib plan for us. See the wholly media-manufactured Chik-fil-A "issue" for a primer.

37 posted on 07/31/2012 4:16:13 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: NYer

Tolerant gays......

Right up there with peace-loving muslims./S


38 posted on 07/31/2012 5:51:26 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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