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Colorado Baker Faces Up to a Year in Jail for Not Baking Cake for Gay Wedding
Gateway Pundit ^ | July 8, 2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 07/08/2013 11:57:59 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Gay activists protest the Masterpiece Cakeshop in 2012. Owner Jack Phillips now faces charges for not baking a cake for the gay couple. (Free Republic)

Gay marriage was banned by the Colorado constitution in 2006. But this didn’t stop the Colorado Attorney General’s office from filing a discrimination complaint against Masterpiece Cakeshop for not baking a cake for a gay couple.

The Advocate reported:

A Denver bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is about to face the legal heat.

The Colorado Attorney General’s office last week filed a discrimination complaint against the owners of Masterpiece Cakeshop, who last year declined to make a cake for Denver couple Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig, the Associated Press reports. The couple had their marriage ceremony in Massachusetts and wanted the cake for a hometown celebration with family and friends.

Jack Phillips, one of the owners of Masterpiece Cakeshop, had cited his Christian beliefs in refusing the men’s business......

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 666; communism; freedomofreligion; gaymarriage; govtoversteps; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; privatebusiness; samesexmarriage; tyranny
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Of course.
1 posted on 07/08/2013 11:57:59 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought they were saying that gay marriage didn’t represent a threat to civil liberties? I suppose that basic freedom to exercise one’s conscience is soon to be no more.


2 posted on 07/08/2013 12:00:45 PM PDT by Maelstorm (If all are treated as suspects it will not long before we all are treated as prisoners.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What? They couldn’t find another baker? B.S.


3 posted on 07/08/2013 12:02:18 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He should have just baked the damn cake, with a secret ingredient in the icing.


4 posted on 07/08/2013 12:02:31 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d make the crappiest bland tasting cake I could.


5 posted on 07/08/2013 12:02:32 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Smokin' Joe

That needs to be loudly stated in this case -

of COURSE they could have found another baker.

They intentionally targeted this Christian baker for punishment, through the State, for his/her beliefs.


6 posted on 07/08/2013 12:04:28 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like it might be time for Coloradites to recall their attorney general.


7 posted on 07/08/2013 12:04:53 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I’d make the most expensive cake I could.....”laid up for the righteous” you know....


8 posted on 07/08/2013 12:05:10 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jury nullification.

Followed by public addresses of the prosecutor, all lgovt officials involved in the prosecution, license plates, etc.

It’s time to play liberal as liberals do.


9 posted on 07/08/2013 12:06:14 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OMG!! I HATE what OBAMA and Democrats have done to this country....HATE IT!!!


10 posted on 07/08/2013 12:06:27 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

11 posted on 07/08/2013 12:06:44 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I would use real crap for the crapiest cake I could make.


12 posted on 07/08/2013 12:07:59 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Should have made them a Chocolate Bunt Cake with white Icing around the middle.


13 posted on 07/08/2013 12:09:01 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Freedom OF Assembly also means Freedom FROM Assembly. No two people should be forced to assemble or associate against their will. The First Amendment also prohibits Congress or the States from prohibiting the free exercise of religion.


14 posted on 07/08/2013 12:09:18 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: MrB
of COURSE they could have found another baker.

It doesn't matter if there were not another baker in the entire state. Religious freedom is religious freedom.

15 posted on 07/08/2013 12:09:29 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why dont the fags start their own bakery???


16 posted on 07/08/2013 12:09:44 PM PDT by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stupid verdict for a stupid case. Gays should not be able to marry at all! may all of Colorado be turned like Sodom and Gomorrah!


17 posted on 07/08/2013 12:10:19 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Should have made it with and X-lax icing ..stupid fudge packers
18 posted on 07/08/2013 12:11:21 PM PDT by PLD
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“Should have made them a Chocolate Bunt Cake “

Better still, a Butt Cake! Something these guys could really relate to!


19 posted on 07/08/2013 12:11:50 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When liberals discriminate, it’s called “freedom of choice”. When conservatives do it, it’s “discrimination”.


20 posted on 07/08/2013 12:12:17 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: bikerman
Why dont the fags start their own bakery???

Thanking you in advance for the next 75 posts that have "fudge" in the punchline...


21 posted on 07/08/2013 12:12:28 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Resolute Conservative

Use alum instead of flour.


22 posted on 07/08/2013 12:12:44 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: fwdude

But that’s what the whole “gay rights” agenda is about - abridging the religious freedoms of Christians.

As Obama’s labor secretary said, the goal is “Christians lose, gays win”.


23 posted on 07/08/2013 12:12:48 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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24 posted on 07/08/2013 12:12:59 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Maelstorm

In the State of Washington, a florist has been sued for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding. In response, that state’s legislature has before it SB5927 which would allow people, businesses or religious organizations to “deny services if providing those goods or services would be contrary to the individual’s or entity owner’s sincerely held religious beliefs, philosophical beliefs, or matters of conscience.”

Not surprisingly, this has prompted outrage from gay rights activists in the state who argue that gays living in rural areas might not be able to purchase staples such as fuel or food if businesses are allowed to discriminate

And this:

Is there a pattern developing here? Are gay activists deliberately targeting bed and breakfast owners to push the issue of civil unions and gay marriage? What other businesses will they target after these? Your church may not even be safe. There is a case going on in Hawaii, and now we learn about one in Illinois. From One News Now:

A bed and breakfast in Illinois that is currently under attack by a homosexual couple is now getting aid from Alliance Defense Fund.

Complaints were lodged with the state Human Rights Commission by two men who objected to the owners of the TimberCreek Bed and Breakfast refusing to allow their property to be used for same-gender civil union ceremonies, which are now legal in Illinois.

ADF attorney Bryan Beauman says about the owners of the bed and breakfast, “They’re willing to host weddings for marriages, but they decline to host any civil union ceremonies for both same-sex or opposite-sex couples. But we just believe this discrimination charge is baseless.”

The owners rejected the homosexual pair’s request on the basis of their strongly held religious beliefs.

“Constitutional, state law guarantees religious freedom for every American, including business owners, and that applies to owners of TimberCreek Bed and Breakfast,” says Beauman. “These complaints ignore those basic fundamental freedoms and they’re just further examples of the threat that the homosexual legal agenda poses to every American’s basic rights.”

The Human Rights Commission could rule in favor of either the business or the homosexual couple. If the couple wins the case, the business may have to pay fines and attorney fees, as well as having to permit use of their property for civil union ceremonies.

http://bluecollarphilosophy.com/2012/01/bed-and-breakfast-in-illinios-being-sued-by-gay-couple-for-refusing-to-hold-ceremony/


25 posted on 07/08/2013 12:13:00 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: hondact200

Gays can’t marry. Only men and women can marry.
Homosexuals can have ceremonies that they pretend are marriages.


26 posted on 07/08/2013 12:13:40 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: WayneS

“Sounds like it might be time for Coloradites to recall their attorney general.”

Our attorney general, John Suthers, is a Republican.


27 posted on 07/08/2013 12:14:17 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: fwdude

“It doesn’t matter if there were not another baker in the entire state. Religious freedom is religious freedom. “

They needed to have the obligatory “we reserve the right to refuse to serve anyone” sign posted prominently.


28 posted on 07/08/2013 12:14:26 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Should have made them a Chocolate Bunt Cake with white Icing around the middle.

ROFL!!!!

That's nasty ...

29 posted on 07/08/2013 12:15:19 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So... the compassionate caring libtards will let this man go into jail for a year for refusing to bake them a cake?

They couldn’t find another baker that was happy to take their money?

THIS is what liberalism is all about, I tell my children all the time. It is not about giving them rights- its about FORCING YOU to give up yours.


30 posted on 07/08/2013 12:15:33 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mich Patriot

“He should have just baked the damn cake, with a secret ingredient in the icing.”

That’s a felony.

Should have gave them a cup cake at the
last minuet and swore that’s what they ordered give their
money back and then give the cup cake to the next customer
for free.


31 posted on 07/08/2013 12:16:11 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: Mich Patriot

maybe. There’s something to be said for making a stand too though.


32 posted on 07/08/2013 12:16:13 PM PDT by RC one
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

um... ew


33 posted on 07/08/2013 12:16:37 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stalin and Hitler would be so proud. (Another wacky “historical” moment in the wacky Obama Nation!) Throwing somebody in prison for a year for not baking a cake. That really takes the cake. An all time low in the history of mankind.


34 posted on 07/08/2013 12:17:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What about reserving the right to refuse service?


35 posted on 07/08/2013 12:17:31 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ModelBreaker

What difference does that make?


36 posted on 07/08/2013 12:19:35 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whatever happened to a businesses right to refuse service? Back in the good old days I would see signs that said “We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service”.


37 posted on 07/08/2013 12:20:06 PM PDT by girlscout
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t do that... what law was broken... Damned homosexual satan worshipers...


38 posted on 07/08/2013 12:20:47 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: taxcontrol

“The First Amendment also prohibits Congress or the States from prohibiting the free exercise of religion.”

Yes but, the constitution is a dead letter. We’ve been
off of it sense Reagan starting with Bush Sr. 24+ years now.


39 posted on 07/08/2013 12:21:37 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: MrB

Yes. The homosexual agenda is the sharp blade of Satan’s spear; where it penetrates, great damage follows.


40 posted on 07/08/2013 12:22:38 PM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: ModelBreaker
As others have said before me regarding this subject, no one has the right to demand the labor of another person. I hope to God both of these cases make it to court as these intolerant gay bigots don't have a legal leg to stand on. Could you imagine what would happen if the baker and florist were Muslims? How come no one demands to be married in a Mosque? The first problem is that not enough people have the balls to stand up for their rights against these fascists, like the Muslims do. The second problem is that there are MILLIONS of dollars floating around out there to support the gay agenda, which accounts at least in part for the situation we find ourselves in now.
41 posted on 07/08/2013 12:22:43 PM PDT by binreadin
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To: SkyDancer

Would that would prevent unauthorized access???


42 posted on 07/08/2013 12:23:07 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Next to go to jail is the doctor who would rather retire than sign up for Obamacare.

-PJ

43 posted on 07/08/2013 12:23:43 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So businesses no longer reserve the right to refuse service to whomever they want? Interesting.


44 posted on 07/08/2013 12:23:59 PM PDT by Durbin
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To: Mich Patriot

He should have just baked the damn cake, with a secret ingredient in the icing.

Pro Tip time, You cannot use normal Ex-Lax chocolate in anything anymore because they added some “bittering” agents to it, however, Most Generic Store brands don’t suffer from this restriction yet....


45 posted on 07/08/2013 12:24:35 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: MrB
Gays can’t marry. Only men and women can marry. Homosexuals can have ceremonies that they pretend are marriages.

and genetically engineer kids specifically for the purpose of butt raping.
46 posted on 07/08/2013 12:25:02 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Should have this playing in his business.


Two roosters don’t make a chicken YOU GOTTA LISTEN TO THIS SONG!!!
This is a husband & wife team - Lewis & Lewis - They performed at a friend’s church recently. A group from California had a lawsuit against them because of this song. But. . .They’re still singing it!!

Two roosters don’t make a chicken. . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY9l_a43YLM


47 posted on 07/08/2013 12:26:33 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: SkyDancer

When liberals discriminate, it’s called “freedom of choice”. When conservatives do it, it’s “discrimination”.

If they can jail this cake maker can we jail Gay folks for NOT eating at chick-fil-a?


48 posted on 07/08/2013 12:26:56 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: binreadin
As others have said before me regarding this subject, no one has the right to demand the labor of another person. I hope to God both of these cases make it to court as these intolerant gay bigots don't have a legal leg to stand on. Could you imagine what would happen if the baker and florist were Muslims? How come no one demands to be married in a Mosque? The first problem is that not enough people have the balls to stand up for their rights against these fascists, like the Muslims do. The second problem is that there are MILLIONS of dollars floating around out there to support the gay agenda, which accounts at least in part for the situation we find ourselves in now.

Plus the POTUS is a closet gay and owns the supreme court.
49 posted on 07/08/2013 12:27:18 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Scumbag faggots. No, they couldn't find a peter puffing faggot baker to make their idiot cake. They have to make an issue out of this.

They don't just want tolerance. They're throwing their demented perversion in everybody's face and demanding we hold hands across america and sing we are the world.

I'm so glad I never moved to that sorry excuse of a city.

50 posted on 07/08/2013 12:28:11 PM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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