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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Barry Goldwater was right.
This was exactly his problem with the final version of the civil rights act.
Well, I’ve seen copies of the Constitution recently, but that doesn’t mean the courts have to take it seriously ...
Yeah, didn’t that Nazi guy lose his kid over a bakery refusing to make little Hitler a cake?
Are animals are equal, some are more equal than others.
“If I were the bakery, I would bake them cake and cut the chocolate with old-fashioned Ex-Lax.”
You do realize that poisoning people is illegal in the USA, right?
You can’t poison them, but if I had to make them a cake I’d substitute everything in it for artificial ingredients. It would probably taste like crap, but it would be appropriate to the occasion.
If amnesty passes, and liberals have an unbreakable lock on government and courts, conservatives and christians are imprisoned for all sorts of things.
Why else do you think Homeland Security needs a billion bullets?
If parents were making sure that their children were taught the Constitution and its history, then it’s questionionable how young a child could be who could point out the following concerning constitutional precedence. Given that the states have amended the Constituton to expressly protect religious expression, the Constitution silent about marriage and so-called gay rights, the freedom of religious expression, applied to the states by the 14th Amendment, basically trumps any 10th Amendment-protected state laws which protect marriage and gay rights.
well, if he does go to jail, it should be a pretty easy matter to bake him a cake with a file in it.
Wonder what the penalty is for muslim restaurants that refuse to sell me pork?
the right? The Right?
I”m sitting here wondering how a lawsuit, after going into a Muslim meat market and being refused a Ham and slab of Bacon, would go over with these “civil rights” idiots?
My demands should trump any religious beliefs on their part...right?
That's where we're headed.
Close. What destroyed the sanctity of free association was the Brown vs. Board decision in 1954. When it declared -- in violation of logic and law -- that "separate is inherently unequal," it offered business operators and anyone in a "public accommodation" no protection from being forced to serve anyone who could crawl in the door.
There has been no definitive ruling on whether precedent requires a business owner to violate his own religious beliefs, but considering the tenor of rulings on religious freedom over the last half a century, it is dubious that they will triumph the manufactured "right" of queers and perverts to demand inclusion under Brown.
Many more of us are going to have to risk jail if we're to resist this scourge.
I would have made it for them ... of course they may or may not have liked the Bob bopping Francis figurines on the top of the cake, but what the heck, it is real life now.
Fortnight for Freedom
Good point, but the Nazis called it judenrein, not judenfrei.
It boiled down to the commerce clause. People argued, correctly I believe, that they could not travel in certain parts of the country because they could not find places to stay and to eat. In this case, it is a specialty service. I don’t think it could be argued that it limits interstate commerce.
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