Skip to comments.Colorado baker to stop making wedding cakes after losing discrimination case
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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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?”
The CCRC says,, it is now safe to order wedding cakes almost everywhere. The nanny staters say so..
God bless him and his business in this decision.
All the FReepers there should go in and buy something this weekend.
When are they going to force churches to marry gays?
Good luck with that.
It’s a private business.
No soup for you
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.
“The commission also ordered the baker to submit quarterly reports about the customers he refuses to serve and retrain employees to serve everyone.”
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.”
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.
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
They just think everybody should obey them.
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.
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.
I stand corrected, it’s tyranny by an unelected “commission”. How very Soviet:
INSANITY! I can't believe this isn't satire. We've gone over the edge. The frog is at full boil.
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.
Dishonesty is what the left is all about. When have we ever heard of an honest left wing?
Any "civil rights commission" that took action against me for this kind of sh!t would need to replace all of its members.
You can also go to the shop’s website to donate to help defray legal fees
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indeed it is.
I’d do the same.
No one is going to tell me what I have to support or recognize or service.
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.)
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
“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.
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.
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.
Segregated frosting. Sorry, no go.
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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.
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.
Hint to the gays.
Why don’t you get one of your fabulous friends to bake the cake and leave this guy alone?
Order 150 plastic forks and paper plates, for $500.00, and get a free Wedding Cake.. NEXT
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.
However, if it was a mussie bakery ......
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."
The people on these govt commissions have addresses.
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.
Soon, that's for sure. Then they'll start working on forcing teenagers and other singles to date gays 50% of the time.
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