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Colorado baker to stop making wedding cakes after losing discrimination case
CBS News ^ | May 31, 2014

Posted on 05/31/2014 10:00:07 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The owner of a bakery in Lakewood said he will no longer sell wedding cakes after the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled he did discriminate against a gay couple when he refused to sell them a cake.

"We would close down the bakery before we would complicate our beliefs," Phillips said after the hearing, according to CBS Denver. Phillips also admitted he had refused service to other same-sex couples.

The commission also ordered the baker to submit quarterly reports about the customers he refuses to serve and retrain employees to serve everyone.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; antichristian; antireligion; bakery; baking; freeexercise; gaykk; homosexualagenda; lawsuit; weddingcakes
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Tyranny by the courts.
1 posted on 05/31/2014 10:00:07 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They will not stop until every bit of goodness and decency has been trampled into the ground. Then they will ask, “Whatever could have gone wrong?”


2 posted on 05/31/2014 10:01:55 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The CCRC says,, it is now safe to order wedding cakes almost everywhere. The nanny staters say so..


3 posted on 05/31/2014 10:02:19 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

God bless him and his business in this decision.

All the FReepers there should go in and buy something this weekend.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 10:02:22 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When are they going to force churches to marry gays?

Good luck with that.


5 posted on 05/31/2014 10:02:28 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s a private business.

No soup for you


6 posted on 05/31/2014 10:02:48 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Phillips also admitted he had refused service to other same-sex couples.

More dishonesty from the left (pretty much all they have). He does not "refuse service" to same-sex couples - he was not, however, going to create a specific product to cater to their lifestyle - a same-sex wedding cake. He would have sold and provided them anything else that they wanted - he does not find out people are gay and send them out the door. "Refuse service" is another bold-faced lie by the left and the media so they can create a false narrative.

7 posted on 05/31/2014 10:03:43 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“The commission also ordered the baker to submit quarterly reports about the customers he refuses to serve and retrain employees to serve everyone.”

Totally ridiculous.


8 posted on 05/31/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ten bucks says he’ll keep making wedding cakes for family, friends, and trusted associates. If anyone from the communist thought police takes him to task for it, his defense will be: “It wasn’t a wedding cake.”


9 posted on 05/31/2014 10:04:40 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
retrain employees to serve everyone

Quite beside the point. I'm sure his business would sell a dozen donuts to any homosexual who wanted them, before, during, and after the legal mess. It's about aiding and abetting an abominable "wedding" activity.

10 posted on 05/31/2014 10:04:51 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Oh, good. I'm so glad to learn our new PC name for a star chamber. Maybe we can resuscitate some of the group therapy sessions from Maoist China, and those who refuse to go along with the left can be struggled against and sent down to the countryside.

11 posted on 05/31/2014 10:05:04 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Freedom to practice one’s religion is a CONSTITUTIONAL right

Constitutional rights TRUMP any statutory “right”

This is BS . . good for the owner

I’d sue the bigoted “Commission” for violation of my Freedom of Religion

And people, support this bakery


12 posted on 05/31/2014 10:05:06 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Fascists never think they're fascists.

They just think everybody should obey them.

13 posted on 05/31/2014 10:05:28 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: nuconvert

Yet again showing that the militant “gay rights” movement has nothing to do with expanding rights, but taking rights away from others. They could have just taken their money and business somewhere else - but that’s not enough - they have to try to smear and harass someone who doesn’t share their beliefs out of business.


14 posted on 05/31/2014 10:05:54 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These bakers and photographers can’t be expected to be the front line in this ongoing war, as the Gaystapo wins these battles just by bringing the lawsuit.

But I don’t know where the front line really is. The voting booth? More lawsuits, as often as necessary, until they get the result they want. The executive branch at either the state level or the federal level? They decline to enforce the relevant laws anyway.


15 posted on 05/31/2014 10:06:19 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: All

I stand corrected, it’s tyranny by an unelected “commission”. How very Soviet:

http://cdn.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DORA-DCR/CBON/DORA/1251629085306


16 posted on 05/31/2014 10:06:42 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The commission also ordered the baker to submit quarterly reports about the customers he refuses to serve and retrain employees to serve everyone.

INSANITY! I can't believe this isn't satire. We've gone over the edge. The frog is at full boil.

17 posted on 05/31/2014 10:07:42 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Orwell had it right. He was just off a few decades.

I’m glad they’re, the shop owners, doing what is right according to their beliefs.

Mullins, the faggot, is right when he says other gay couples won’t have to endure what he went through. That’s it whiney b!tch! Spoil it for everyone you narcissistic psycho.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 10:07:52 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Republican Wildcat

Dishonesty is what the left is all about. When have we ever heard of an honest left wing?


19 posted on 05/31/2014 10:08:01 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: jiggyboy
You're right. Soldiers should be at the front line.

Any "civil rights commission" that took action against me for this kind of sh!t would need to replace all of its members.

20 posted on 05/31/2014 10:08:03 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You can also go to the shop’s website to donate to help defray legal fees

http://masterpiececakes.com/donations/


21 posted on 05/31/2014 10:09:29 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: headstamp 2

Not just ridiculous, but overwhelmingly stupid. It’s amazing people are paid to serve on a commission who are this stupid - and you have to be very stupid to come up with a decision like that.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 10:10:46 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Here’s an option — continue making wedding cakes with the tiers and all and make it a “decorate your own” kinda thing. A basic frosted cake where you can put any schlocky thing you want on top — but YOU do it at home. But, then, I guess that is still bending to the edict.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 10:10:49 AM PDT by bunster
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To: ForYourChildren

We have to see if the homosexual activists start suing churches over homosexual marriage.

We’re normalizing homosexual marriage in our civil law. But to my knowledge, no mainstream religions perform homosexual marriages.

So, will the activists leave churches alone, or will they sue churches for discrimination if they don’t do homosexual weddings?

I’ve heard some say that churches will avoid the issue by only doing weddings for their own members in good standing. But, the activists could easily plant homosexuals as members of churches, hide their orientation, then come out of the closet and demand that their clergyman marry them.

I don’t know how far the activists will push this. Time will tell.


24 posted on 05/31/2014 10:11:11 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Civil Rights" Commissions are not Courts, but Administrative Agencies, usually staffed by people with "an axe to grind," against the ways that ordinary people think. To the type, to which we refer, preferring people on a basis that the Commissioners do not like, is almost the ultimate crime against decency.

The baker is apparently going to "stand tall," and refuse to be reduced to the status of a robot, carrying out the wishes of bureaucratic masters. Hopefully, he will find a way to compensate for what he loses at the hands of the tyrants in the new Colorado.

William Flax

25 posted on 05/31/2014 10:12:33 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Olog-hai
Dishonesty is what the left is all about.

Indeed it is.

26 posted on 05/31/2014 10:13:32 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A chocolate cake? Sure, I'll get right on it.
27 posted on 05/31/2014 10:17:20 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’d do the same.

No one is going to tell me what I have to support or recognize or service.


28 posted on 05/31/2014 10:18:49 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

I’ll go in and support him. (As an aside to all Colorado FReepers, his shop is right next door to Peking Tokyo - the world’s greatest Chinese food.)


29 posted on 05/31/2014 10:19:49 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Their cake designs are so beautiful!

I hope instead of “wedding cakes” they decide to make “Genesis cakes”, with this verse in the design

Genesis 1:27-28 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Anyone who chooses to buy a Genesis cake design should be freely served


30 posted on 05/31/2014 10:19:56 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Phillips also admitted he had refused service to other same-sex couples.”

I love the way facists use words to imply some sort of wrongdoing. The reporter writes that the baker “admitted” refusing service to other homos.

Why stop there? Why not say the baker “confessed” to refusing service to other degenerate scum.


31 posted on 05/31/2014 10:20:35 AM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

New tagline...


32 posted on 05/31/2014 10:22:19 AM PDT by null and void (Fascists never think they're fascists. They just think everybody should obey them.)
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support this bakery

Yes, applying economic pressure is every American's right. My business will be going to bakeries that do not bake same-sex "wedding" cakes, and the photographers I hire will be those who do not photograph said events. But I suppose all they have to do is lie to me about it. And I suppose I could be arrested for asking.

33 posted on 05/31/2014 10:23:06 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yes.

Given the history of gay activism, such as this baker, we know that gays specifically go into a group or business then ACT UP and then demand that their behavior be treated as normal. And if the group or business does not acquiese to their demands, then they file lawsuits. gay SOP.

So I expect to see this in churches at some point.

Over the last many years, we have seen them come into our church, sit quietly, and take notes. They pick up the church directory and other materials. No disturbances yet though, that I know of. They may be using the church directory to target individuals and their businesses.


34 posted on 05/31/2014 10:23:09 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Will he continue to make black and white cookies?
or is that just much social pressure on bakers?


35 posted on 05/31/2014 10:23:12 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: null and void

Heh.


36 posted on 05/31/2014 10:23:34 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I’ve heard some say that churches will avoid the issue by only doing weddings for their own members in good standing. But, the activists could easily plant homosexuals as members of churches, hide their orientation, then come out of the closet and demand that their clergyman marry them.

In Ga lots of churches make you sign when you join - to include the church can make you a non-member and erase previous membership [like you were never a member] for going against their rules.

When i moved and joined a new church, I was quite taken back by this. This had a lot to do with it.

37 posted on 05/31/2014 10:23:52 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: mylife

Segregated frosting. Sorry, no go.


38 posted on 05/31/2014 10:24:26 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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39 posted on 05/31/2014 10:26:03 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The owner of a bakery in Lakewood said he will no longer sell wedding cakes after the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled he did discriminate against a gay couple when he refused to sell them a cake.

What country do we live in? It sure isn't the United States. For the homos, pride goeth before a fall. People are getting very tired of dealing with temper tantrum throwing children in adult bodies (as well as the robed black crows). Pretty soon a judge will rule that if someone has a party and doesn't invite everyone on his street he is guilty of something.

40 posted on 05/31/2014 10:26:43 AM PDT by Hacksaw (I haven't taken the 30 silvers.)
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To: Genoa

LOL Heh!


41 posted on 05/31/2014 10:27:55 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: ForYourChildren

Regarding the church directory...

A member of our church that has military background pointed out that we are in a spiritual battle....
so our membership documents should be treated the same way as documents detailing troop strength, etc.

The next edition was sent out with a note attached that it is for members only.


42 posted on 05/31/2014 10:31:39 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hint to the gays.
Why don’t you get one of your fabulous friends to bake the cake and leave this guy alone?


43 posted on 05/31/2014 10:32:02 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Alberta's Child

Order 150 plastic forks and paper plates, for $500.00, and get a free Wedding Cake.. NEXT


44 posted on 05/31/2014 10:32:05 AM PDT by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They are actively pushing from the inside of the churches, and will soon start with legal pressure from the outside. It will probably be a political issue within the next five years: can the government force churches to perform homo ceremonies, or can the state simply take the “power vested” away from the churches? It’s coming.


45 posted on 05/31/2014 10:32:18 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

However, if it was a mussie bakery ......


46 posted on 05/31/2014 10:33:56 AM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: cdcdawg
You're much more optimistic than I am.

Personally, I think most churches in the United States of America will capitulate long before they ever have to deal with this kind of nonsense from a "civil rights commission."

47 posted on 05/31/2014 10:34:20 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The people on these govt commissions have addresses.


48 posted on 05/31/2014 10:34:38 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Gully Foyle is my name, and Terra is my nation)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This won't help him.

The Leftist groups are next going to order a regular cake from this baker and demand he add icing text celebrating a homosexual marriage or some other same-sex event. Then he will have to stop icing text for all customers. Adios birthday cake customers.

Next, if he does deliveries, they will demand he deliver to a gay bath house or gay nudist camp. Adios all delivery customers.

His thought-criminal status will end only when he enthusiastically "celebrates" homosexuality. Mere acceptance will not do.

49 posted on 05/31/2014 10:34:54 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: ForYourChildren
When are they going to force churches to marry gays?

Soon, that's for sure. Then they'll start working on forcing teenagers and other singles to date gays 50% of the time.

50 posted on 05/31/2014 10:35:04 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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