Skip to comments.Could a Christian Baker Who Refused to Make Wedding Cake for a Gay Couple Really Go to Jail?
Posted on 06/23/2013 1:16:21 PM PDT by redreno
Should bakers and other vendors be allowed to refuse service to gays and lesbians, specifically when it comes to marital ceremonies? No, argues one gay couple who have filed a discrimination complaint against a Colorado baker who refused to provide them with a wedding cake.
Masterpiece Cakeshop, owned by Jack Phillips and based near Denver, Colorado, is at the center of the dispute after David Mullins and Charlie Craig attempted to order the baked good from the business last summer.
Phillips, declining to provide service after learning of the couples sexuality, cited his Christian beliefs. But Mullins and Craig arent accepting Biblical arguments as a viable basis for the refusal.
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Freedom of Speech — this means: you have to do what the homosexuals tell you to do. Hey, it’s in the Constitution! Check the penumbra.
That would send the fudge packers for a loop.
Someone make me an Adolf and Eva cake with a swastica centerpeice and decorated with full SS regalia. Around the edges write “arbeit macht frei” and “judenfrei Europa”.
Whatever happened to “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone”?
I would have agreed to bake the cake, but charged them double for having to open up two sets of the little bride and groom toppers. Take it or leave it.
Refusal to bake cakes for queers can get you a year in jail. That's slavery, plain and simple.
Nah, just gets them in the mood and all cleaned out. *yuck*
This is how the Lavender Mafia operates. Pity, no one ever gives to them a taste of their own medicine.
I always blame the lunch counter sit-ins of the 1950s. Once upon a time, property rights mattered. The proprietor could say, "This is my property. I don't want you here. You have to leave now."
Might be a stupid business policy that could really cut into profits, but being a business owner comes with some perks, right?
Well, that all went out the window with MLK. People became heroes for going against the wishes of the owner. Customers had rights. Individuals had rights. Property owners? Not so much.
As I see it, this is quite similar to slavery. Do as I tell you to do because I am your Master, is the subtext here.
A free man or woman can choose who they associate with or do business with. A slave can’t, they MUST do as their master tells them to do.
And this is not about the money the couple is willing to spend. This is about FORCING someone who disagrees with them to do as they tell him to, whether he/she wants to do so. And if that is not a type of Slavery then What is it?
Anyone remember these signs from the 1950s and 60s?
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE!
I was wondering about that whole "involuntary servitude" thing myself. And I guess "freedom of association" is also out the window.
No. Their wishes and conscience should be respected. Consitutionally, the Feds should leave marriage to the States and/or the people themselves but also, the Constitution defend freedom of thought, expression and so forth so if it offends these bakers to do this, they should have their wishes respected and not be stigmatized or punished. Let the free market work, I’m sure there are other bakers who will make such cakes. Putting people in jail because they act on their convictions, one way or another is wrong.
Here’s the problem — Our idiotic legislators and judges want to equate race with sexual orientation.
So, because discrimination based on race is illegal, discrimination based on sexual orientation is illegal too.
But I’ve still seen those signs on walls recently.
The bakers and photographers in these cases are targeted by the homosexual activists.
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