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Gays Picket Cake Shop Owned by Christian Baker
foxnews.com ^ | 8/7/12 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 08/07/2012 5:23:54 AM PDT by onlylewis

The owner of a Colorado bakery said in spite of picket lines and online petitions he will not change a store policy against baking wedding cakes for homosexual couples – a policy that critics call hateful and bigoted.

More than 4,200 people have signed an online petition calling on the Masterpiece Cake Shop to ends its policy banning gay wedding cakes. Over the weekend, several dozen people picketed the privately-owned store in Lakewood, Colo.

Jack Phillips, the owner of the cake shop, said his ban on making cakes for gay weddings is a result of his religious beliefs.

“I’m not going to change my business because of a petition,” he told the Denver Post. “I’m just going to do the best I can do to honor Jesus Christ.”

(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: equalrights; gays; homosexualagenda; smallbusiness
Why don't all the people that support this man go order a cake to celebrate freedom from intimidation by the homosexual crowd in this nation? Just like people did for Chic-fil-a.
1 posted on 08/07/2012 5:24:04 AM PDT by onlylewis
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To: onlylewis
a policy that critics call hateful and bigoted

Homosexuality makes one look for love in all the wrong places.

Does it also mean that one's irony gene is recessive? What is more hateful and bigoted than attempting to bring financial ruin to someone because their beliefs differ?

2 posted on 08/07/2012 5:27:16 AM PDT by relictele
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To: onlylewis

He will bake birthday cakes for anyone, so he’s not a bigot. He simply will not take part in the ungodly ritual homosexual call “marriages,” but God and most states do not.


3 posted on 08/07/2012 5:29:59 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: onlylewis

How is this any different than the brown-shirts harassing Jewish shop owners in the 30’s?


4 posted on 08/07/2012 5:31:17 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: onlylewis

I sure wish I lived there.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 5:32:40 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: onlylewis

Wonder how the AMWAY boycott is working out? LOL

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2914535/posts


6 posted on 08/07/2012 5:33:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: onlylewis

One wonders if they’ll ship cookies by mail.

Just asking.


7 posted on 08/07/2012 5:35:30 AM PDT by ripley
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To: onlylewis

He just needs to BAKE THE CAKE, leave out the sugar, add extra baking soda, and charge them double. Why make a fuss?


8 posted on 08/07/2012 5:35:34 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: theDentist

I was thinking the same thing.

But, actually one step further...OMG, it is starting.

With an open and free marketplace people can make choices. It isn’t like this guy is the only shop in town.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 5:36:53 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: onlylewis

Donations

Thank you for your support and taking the time to donate.
Please add the name of one of these organizations below to the PURPOSE line of the PayPal form. Donations will be delivered when we can do so.
1. Alternatives Pregnancy Center
2. V. A. Hospital
3. Salvation Army
4. A local Senior Center
5. Children’s Hospital
6. Red Cross
7. Denver Rescue Mission
8. Local Fire Stations
9. Masterpiece Cakeshop’s choice of the above
Donations to Masterpiece Cakeshop are not tax exempt and are considered sales. All due sales taxes will be paid.
Thank you!
 
http://masterpiececakes.com/donations/
 
 
 
 

10 posted on 08/07/2012 5:41:22 AM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: theDentist

“How is this any different than the brown-shirts harassing Jewish shop owners in the 30’s?”

A bit different; this crop of intimidators likes black clothing with white lettering instead of brown shirts. (Some of them were running around town during the 2008 Presidential campaign, as if they were celebrating the second coming.)

Very disquieting sight.

IMHO


11 posted on 08/07/2012 5:44:32 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ripley
I'm on the east coast. As soon as they open I will check.

"STOP HOMOSEXUAL TERROISM AGAINST NORMAL PEOPLE"

12 posted on 08/07/2012 5:44:42 AM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: ripley; Jim Robinson

>>Just asking.

Dunno about cookies but...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2915522/posts?page=10#10

Anybody else feel like sending a cake or FRew to the VA?


13 posted on 08/07/2012 5:45:36 AM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: onlylewis
If you don't like a business stand on "XYZ" then shop elsewhere. Lots of business I will not shop, because they openly support the homo agenda. Last I checked I have the right to an opinion.

You don't like my opinion OK, I don't have to like yours either. I am so tired of the media, calling me intolerant and hateful because I disapprove of an unnatural destructive behavior.
I disapprove of drug use, does that make me intolerant of potheads? is that hate speech?
If people would let their own morals judge how they spent money, everything would work out just fine. You want to support only black, female, lesbian owned business then do so. Personally I will spend a little more to support Christian owned shops.

I do not have homophobia. Phobia= fear. I am not afraid of homos, in fact just the opposite, I fear for them.

/soapbox

14 posted on 08/07/2012 5:47:16 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: onlylewis

So will I.


15 posted on 08/07/2012 5:47:32 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ripley; theDentist

Q:“How is this any different than the brown-shirts harassing Jewish shop owners in the 30’s?”

A: http://www.defendthefamily.com/pfrc/books/pinkswastika/html/the_pinkswastika_4th_edition_-_final.htm

Same Ol’


16 posted on 08/07/2012 5:49:07 AM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: OldEarlGray

Thanks for the link! Hope everyone will take a look and support this business!


17 posted on 08/07/2012 5:49:22 AM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: onlylewis

Welcome FRiend.


18 posted on 08/07/2012 5:51:29 AM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: OldEarlGray

Bump


19 posted on 08/07/2012 5:53:17 AM PDT by Roses0508 (th)
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To: onlylewis

The Chik-fil-A video of that guy seems to be disappearing from YouTube.

Might be time for folks to download copies. Don’t know why YouTube is disappearing them. It’s just what happened.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 5:54:22 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: onlylewis

He should ask protesters:

“Do you tolerate MY views?”


21 posted on 08/07/2012 5:55:06 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: onlylewis

“Gays Picket Cake Shop Owned by Christian Baker”

The headline writer has it wrong. I realize he/she is just trying to follow the code by using the euphemistic, newspeak “gay”, but these people are not gay. They are angry, messed-up homosexuals and lesbians who want others to approve their degeneracy and perversion.

Better title: “Sexual Deviants Picket Cake Shop Owned by Christian Baker.”


22 posted on 08/07/2012 6:01:17 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: onlylewis
For those who'd like to support and patronize Masterpiece Cake Shop, but live outside the area, go to their donation site here. There's a long list of causes and locations that'll benefit from your generosity. Plus, you'll be giving business to this great establishment.
23 posted on 08/07/2012 6:04:48 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: SharpRightTurn
“Sexual Deviants Picket Cake Shop Owned by Christian Baker.”

Agreeably a better headline and description of the facts.

24 posted on 08/07/2012 6:07:39 AM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: relictele

I’m so sick of their baby tantrums,.

GET A GRIP HOMOSEXUALS, we don’t base life and rights on your sex life.

They are like NAZI’s who force their twisted agenda onto the public and then get all NAZI when they find out that we don’t agree with them.

Look , it takes a male and a female to have a baby , to reproduce. It does not take a guy enjoying fecal sex, no, doing that kind of sex surely leaves the fecal matter on them, and then minutes later it forms bacteria etc.

Then they wonder why they get diseases.


25 posted on 08/07/2012 6:14:03 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: DYngbld

this only makes me fight them more.
I will go to prison before I conform to their agenda.

We don’t base rights and special rights at that on how one gets their sexual turn ons.

Now we certainly don;t give it to people who engage in such disgusting fecal sex either.


26 posted on 08/07/2012 6:21:56 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: onlylewis

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005681


27 posted on 08/07/2012 6:25:18 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: DYngbld
If you don't like a business stand on "XYZ" then shop elsewhere.

Exactly. There are plenty of conservatives who have quit shopping at Penney's, Target, and Homo Depot because they have embraced the sodomite agenda, but do you see ANY conservatives trying to shut them down?

Didn't think so.

28 posted on 08/07/2012 6:27:59 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: cripplecreek

Last I heard; the DNC was planning on adding ‘gay marriage’ to the party platform at their convention...after the massive turn-out in support of Chick-fil-A; I wonder if those plans are still ‘on track’?


29 posted on 08/07/2012 6:32:24 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: onlylewis

I just donated $50.00 worth of cake to the VA Hospital. I also called and tod them I support their values. I’m trying to figure out which council ward they are in so that I can also call the council person. If anybody knows, ping me!


30 posted on 08/07/2012 6:37:16 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: manc

Years ago I worked with a homosexual who would gleefully let people know when he had a weekend with his boyfriend coming up. He would say that he needed to pick up some enemas so he’d be ready.

We’re supposed to normalize and celebrate something as abnormal and filthy as that? Never going to happen.


31 posted on 08/07/2012 6:41:32 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: onlylewis

The “news” report makes it sound as if the owner of this shop denies service to people who are gay. In fact, it is WEDDING cakes he will not sell them, quite a different matter. Only at the very end do we hear that (a) he welcomes their business in all other ways and (b) the community is on his side, not the side of the angry mob.


32 posted on 08/07/2012 6:43:20 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: CatherineofAragon

Never had a problem with them and it wasn’t too long ago.

It’s when I saw them in a parade and how they acted, it was when I went home that night and thought about what I had seen .

Once people put their emotions away and stop listening to their homosexual pals and their lies , then one comes to the conclusion that fecal sex, unhealthy , unnatural sex is very sickening but hey it’s their life their bedroom.

But that’s it isn;t it, their sex life isn;t private, their fecal turd poking sex is sickening and causes diseases.

To base rights on how one gets off is pathetic , to use NAZI like tactics based on how they get of sexually is simple revolting.


33 posted on 08/07/2012 6:54:02 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: who knows what evil?

Target was my latest boycott and I got two neighbors yesterday t join me in it.
Home depot has not seen my money for some months now.
Penny never got my money nor has starbucks due to their overpriced awful tasting coffee.


34 posted on 08/07/2012 7:00:33 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: rovenstinez
He just needs to BAKE THE CAKE, leave out the sugar, add extra baking soda, and charge them double. Why make a fuss?

Then word get's out he makes lousy cakes...he is screwed no matter what he does.

35 posted on 08/07/2012 7:07:04 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: manc

Yep, totally agree with you. If they kept quiet about what they do, if they stayed in the closet where they belong, it would be one thing. But they have become real fascists, like you say, and I’m damned tired of taking it, and of calling them “gay” and pretending they’re a bunch of pleasant hairdressers and curtain hangers. It’s time to be frank about the perversion of their practices. Our culture is at stake.


36 posted on 08/07/2012 7:09:16 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: manc

“Fecal Sex” . . .

The plain truth, unglamorized . . .


37 posted on 08/07/2012 7:14:56 AM PDT by Twinkie (Live and let live.)
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To: relictele
>"What is more hateful and bigoted than attempting to bring financial ruin to someone because their beliefs differ?"

Demanding to infect our children for one.

Two legged plague rats need to be isolated to prevent the spread of their LETHAL disease.

Same with the mooseSlimes!


What "rights" do the purveyors of death have to spread their misery in our nation?

38 posted on 08/07/2012 7:23:09 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: onlylewis

And the left’s calls for “civility”:

* crickets *


39 posted on 08/07/2012 7:33:46 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: ripley

I was thinking the same thing...wonder if he ships.


40 posted on 08/07/2012 7:48:38 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: onlylewis

It is clear, if you want a perverted homosexual free zone. Just state your opinion on the perversion of homosexuality. And they will boycott!


41 posted on 08/07/2012 7:56:29 AM PDT by DMG2FUN
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To: DYngbld

“I do not have homophobia. Phobia= fear. I am not afraid of homos, in fact just the opposite, I fear for them.”

But couldn’t homophobia ALSO mean, FEAR of the homosexual agenda? I am not afraid of homosexuals, individually, but I do fear the damage that the homosexual movement has already brought and continues to bring to our nation!


42 posted on 08/07/2012 8:33:24 AM PDT by NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN ('he who creates something worthwhile, never dies.'')
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To: Conservative4Ever; ripley
I was thinking the same thing...wonder if he ships.

According to a response to an e-mail another Freeper had sent him, he doesn't. But he'll gladly accept an order for a cake or other pastry to be sent to one of the organizations HE supports, and are within his delivery area. There is a list of those groups up the thread a bit.

Again, it's important to point out that he'll bake cakes for anyone's birthday, or other important life event, and he doesn't ASK about the recipient's sexual orientation, race, gender, etc. It is only cakes that have been ordered for a 'homosexual wedding' that he will not make, because he believes that the whole idea is wrong, and is against his religious beliefs.

Sounds like he was targeted, because someone knew of his beliefs and wanted to make trouble for him. Maybe they thought they'd get a lot of good press in the attempt, and make an example of him for other businesses. Heh. Kind of like with the CFA situation, they ran up against the Law of Unintended Consequences.

43 posted on 08/07/2012 10:08:42 AM PDT by SuziQ
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