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Baker forced to make gay wedding cakes, undergo sensitivity training, after losing lawsuit
Fox News ^ | June 3, 2014 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 06/03/2014 12:05:19 PM PDT by don-o

A family owned bakery has been ordered to make wedding cakes for gay couples and guarantee that its staff be given comprehensive training on Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws after the state’s Civil Rights Commission determined the Christian baker violated the law by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, in Lakewood, Colorado was directed to change his store policies immediately and force his staff to attend the training sessions. For the next two years, Phillips will also be required to submit quarterly reports to the commission to confirm that he has not turned away customers based on their sexual orientation.

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1 posted on 06/03/2014 12:05:19 PM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

I thought he decided to go ahead and close up shop.


2 posted on 06/03/2014 12:05:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: don-o
It would be a cold day in he!!....

The "openly gay" Nazi homosexuals are on a roll!

3 posted on 06/03/2014 12:06:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: don-o

We can’t be surprised by anything these days. America is in freefall before our eyes.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 12:07:47 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: don-o

My ovens would accidentally be left on over the weekend... oops.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 12:07:55 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

He won’t make wedding cakes, period now. Hopefully he refuses to go to any sensitivity training and crap


6 posted on 06/03/2014 12:08:30 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: don-o

I’m waiting on them to force this on “Your black muslim bakery”.

That will be a nice cat fight to watch :)


7 posted on 06/03/2014 12:08:33 PM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: don-o

being forced into a re-education facility is NOT the way to make friends.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 12:09:07 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: dfwgator

One day... God will Damn all who pervert His way... I for one, can’t hardly wait!


9 posted on 06/03/2014 12:09:24 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: don-o

Back in the day they made us take this sensitivity crap, I slept or did crosswords through the class every time.


10 posted on 06/03/2014 12:09:30 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: don-o

In the battle between good and evil, Obama and his voters are not on the side of good. This baker needs to tell the members of that “Civil Rights” Commission (1) that freedom of religion is a civil right, and they have no authority to trample that right, and (2) where they can (and quite possibly will) go.


11 posted on 06/03/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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In other news, it is now Dykes Peak.


12 posted on 06/03/2014 12:10:18 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: don-o

tyranny...


13 posted on 06/03/2014 12:10:24 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: don-o

This so called, “Civil Rights Commission” has violated Mr. Phillips’ First Amendment rights. He needs to sue the bass turds right into bankruptcy.


14 posted on 06/03/2014 12:10:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: don-o

I’ll provide their sensitivity course for a great price!


15 posted on 06/03/2014 12:13:20 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Resolute Conservative
Back in the day they made us take this sensitivity crap, I slept or did crosswords through the class every time.

We were sent to "drug abuse" training. Those who didn't know how to abuse drugs where enlightened.

16 posted on 06/03/2014 12:13:37 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: FlingWingFlyer

What are they going to do? Throw him in prison for not taking sensitivity courses?

I would tell them to go to ..... and sue them as you suggested!


17 posted on 06/03/2014 12:14:37 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: dfwgator; GeronL

Meanwhile, the bullying tactics of the militant gay rights community have not hampered the bakery’s bottom line. They’ve gotten so much business from the sales of cookies and brownies, they’ve temporarily stopped making wedding cakes


18 posted on 06/03/2014 12:14:59 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: don-o

The baker should tell the pro-pervert fascists to go burn in hell.

We’re seriously getting to the point that bullets will be the only antidote to stop this insane tyranny.


19 posted on 06/03/2014 12:15:41 PM PDT by greene66
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To: don-o

I truly hate what this country is becoming...


20 posted on 06/03/2014 12:17:01 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: thackney

Awesome.


21 posted on 06/03/2014 12:18:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ExTxMarine

I’ll bet the bogus “lawsuit” did not say which ingredients are and are not allowed in the cakes.


22 posted on 06/03/2014 12:18:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: don-o
For the next two years, Phillips will also be required to submit quarterly reports to the commission to confirm that he has not turned away customers based on their sexual orientation.

...and to list and report his thoughts to the local commissars.

23 posted on 06/03/2014 12:18:37 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ilgipper
Yep, and we are told to just keep voting. That will change everything. Our freedoms will be restored.
24 posted on 06/03/2014 12:18:56 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: thackney

They could sell blank wedding cakes (with a little man and woman on top) and stop taking orders


25 posted on 06/03/2014 12:18:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: dfwgator

I think he has decided to stop baking wedding cakes : / Here is a link I found. Huffington, I know... it never ceases to amaze me that they have no problem with the Government telling folks what to do, so long as it is THEIR guys doing the telling : \

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/03/jack-phillips-masterpiece-cakeshop-_n_5438726.html


26 posted on 06/03/2014 12:19:40 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr. Eric Cunningha.m)
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To: don-o

Outright Bolshevik Thought Police


27 posted on 06/03/2014 12:20:02 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: thesearethetimes...

Re: Huffington - useless idiots indeed : |


28 posted on 06/03/2014 12:20:23 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr. Eric Cunningha.m)
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To: ScottinVA

he never turned away customers based on sexual orientation, he simply refused custom orders that violated his religion


29 posted on 06/03/2014 12:20:23 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Regulator

he needs to tell them to stuff it


30 posted on 06/03/2014 12:21:20 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: don-o

Homosexual marriage remains illegal in Colorado. The homosexuals were married in Massachusetts.

Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips ‘ attorney is considering appealing the ruling to the Colorado Court of Appeals.

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/colorado-baker-cakes-gay-weddings-panel-rules-article-1.1811676


31 posted on 06/03/2014 12:22:52 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: dfwgator
His website still shows wedding cakes. If you could order online, I'd consider ordering brownies from him.

Masterpiece Cakes

32 posted on 06/03/2014 12:23:56 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: thesearethetimes...

From the article above:

Meanwhile, the bullying tactics of the militant gay rights community have not hampered the bakery’s bottom line. They’ve gotten so much business from the sales of cookies and brownies, they’ve temporarily stopped making wedding cakes


33 posted on 06/03/2014 12:24:05 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I flat out refused to go and put up “counter” posters — traditional and pro-life — in the corporate lunchroom.


34 posted on 06/03/2014 12:24:50 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: don-o
I still maintain that if he does in fact have no choice but to make the cakes, require the customers to give at least six months' lead time. Quality assurance and all for such a work of art...


35 posted on 06/03/2014 12:25:23 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: GeronL
he needs to tell them to stuff it

And send them a cake filled with Ex-LAX and stuff.

36 posted on 06/03/2014 12:25:52 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: dfwgator

Forced? Are they going to wrap his hands on the rolling pin?


37 posted on 06/03/2014 12:26:05 PM PDT by AU72
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To: don-o

Communist re-education camps. All dissent is defacto evidence of mental illness and must be treated.


38 posted on 06/03/2014 12:26:15 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: don-o
"Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, in Lakewood, Colorado was directed to change his store policies immediately and force his staff to attend the training re-education sessions."
39 posted on 06/03/2014 12:29:27 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: AU72

The baker needs to hang a sign on his door with a pic of a dog lifting its leg on a cake that says “we cannot be responsible for any defects in our gay wedding cakes.”


40 posted on 06/03/2014 12:30:09 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: NCC-1701

Oh when they come out they’ll be repeating: “Love is hate.” “War is peace.” “Freedom is slavery.”


41 posted on 06/03/2014 12:31:28 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: thackney

Yup. Given the opportunity, people will make their choices known/vote with their money... I think it is called Capitalism ;)


42 posted on 06/03/2014 12:32:28 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr. Eric Cunningha.m)
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To: ScottinVA

Confucius say, “never piss off person who prepares your food.”


43 posted on 06/03/2014 12:32:50 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: don-o

44 posted on 06/03/2014 12:34:07 PM PDT by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. – Robert Heinlein)
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To: mrmeyer

bump


45 posted on 06/03/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: don-o
its staff be given comprehensive training on Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws

"Staff, be advised that Colorado is now a fascist state."

46 posted on 06/03/2014 12:35:21 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: don-o

Absolutely fascist.


47 posted on 06/03/2014 12:35:29 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Jacquerie

“Yep, and we are told to just keep voting. That will change everything.”

Democracy? Democrats don’t play by their own rules: Oregon votes to ban recognition of homo marriage and a federal district court judge (`gay’) appointed by The Won finds the law unconstitutional.


48 posted on 06/03/2014 12:37:04 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: ConservingFreedom

Brave New World


49 posted on 06/03/2014 12:37:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: don-o
This is all about shoving your deviant lifestyle in the faces of those who disagree with it. If I were to order a wedding cake and the baker told me he was a homosexual and didn’t agree with heterosexual marriage, I would simply take my business elsewhere. It's his business and if he doesn't want mine, no problem at all. Too bad they can't be as accommodating.
50 posted on 06/03/2014 12:40:14 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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