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Baker Who Refused to Make Wedding Cake for Same-Sex Couple Willing to Go to Jail for His Beliefs
The Blaze ^ | Jun. 5, 2014 | Erica Ritz

Posted on 06/06/2014 3:25:33 AM PDT by kingattax

Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips created a national controversy after refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, saying it violates his religious beliefs.

After Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission upheld a judge’s ruling that he must serve gay couples, Phillips calmly told Glenn Beck on Thursday that he is willing to go to jail for his beliefs.

“If that’s what it took,” he said. “I’m not giving up my faith for anything. It’s too high a price to pay.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Colorado
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courage. it took uncommon courage to win our freedom and it's going to take uncommon courage to save it.
1 posted on 06/06/2014 3:25:33 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Have we finally found the one person with the courage to not back down unlike the Chick-Fil-A coward?


2 posted on 06/06/2014 3:30:59 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: kingattax

He should relocate to a sane sate.

Assuming there are any of those left, that is...


3 posted on 06/06/2014 3:33:05 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: icwhatudo

I think those brothers who flip homes and lost their tv show because of their beliefs didn’t back down. I thought they said that if they lose a tv show because of their beliefs, then so be it.

Going to jail - very courageous.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 3:33:47 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: icwhatudo
"Have we finally found the one person with the courage to not back down unlike the Chick-Fil-A coward?"

I think so. I love Chick-Fil-A, but my tounge will never touch another one. I supported them until they caved. Now they can kiss my grits. . . . .

5 posted on 06/06/2014 3:34:24 AM PDT by DeaconRed (D-Day Thank you brave military for a job well done. . . . . We are free thanks to You! ! ! !)
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To: MAexile
He should relocate to a sane sate.

No he should not! He should do EXACTLY what he is doing! Hopefully, it will give people enough courage to stand up to these freedom hating thugs!

At some point this shinola is going to have to be dealt with or we will all lose our freedom.

6 posted on 06/06/2014 3:37:49 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: kingattax

One has to admire Jack Phillips.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 3:55:42 AM PDT by ransacked
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To: icwhatudo; DeaconRed

What ARE you talking about?
Chick fil a never backed down!


8 posted on 06/06/2014 3:57:26 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Guenevere

Sadly he did. He even said he would keep his mouth shut from now on.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 3:59:25 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Guenevere
"Chick-fil-A CEO Cathy: Gay Marriage Still Wrong, But I'll Shut Up About It And Sell Chicken"

That sir is C-A-V-I-N-G.
That is why I will NEVER eat another of his sammies.

10 posted on 06/06/2014 4:06:26 AM PDT by DeaconRed (D-Day Thank you brave military for a job well done. . . . . We are free thanks to You! ! ! !)
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To: kingattax

I will send money, to support him, if this comes about.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 4:07:16 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: kingattax

Pray for this brave man. Even A few seconds of prayer will be the best thing you can do to help him today.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 4:08:17 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: MAexile

Faggies rule! Holder says so!

Now let the rest of us govern ourselves accordingly....


13 posted on 06/06/2014 4:14:06 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: kitkat

Actually, even better would be for anyone who lives in the area to order a cake.

That is, if you need a cake.

I wonder if one of the legal charities is helping him out. When a government starts bullying business owners to run their business the way petty bureaucrats want them to run the business, then we have fascism, not liberty.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 4:16:01 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: kingattax
“This is your art. This is your passion. And now you’re being told exactly what you can and can’t do. This is not America. This is fascism."

Whatever happened to the concept of the conscientious objector?

Or has that concept vanished along with the concepts of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and separation of church and state into the quagmire of oppression in decadent America?

15 posted on 06/06/2014 4:22:19 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: kingattax

Yet Walmart suffered no repercussions from refusing to bake a birthday cake for a little boy named Adolph Hitler.

There is no basis to bully this man for refusing to bake a cake because of its theme.

I’m sure that the “couple” pretending to marry picked this bakery intentionally to make a scene. Getting “in your face” with their behavior in order to scream “discrimination!” is modus operandi for leftists.


16 posted on 06/06/2014 4:23:21 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: kingattax

But what of the gay bakers in Colorado? The customers bringing the allegations of discrimination have discriminated against the gay bakers by not using their services, right? Why not use a gay baker? Do they have something against gay bakers? Hmmm? Why did they choose a straight baker? Hmm?


17 posted on 06/06/2014 4:38:28 AM PDT by whatexit (What a shame that New England has become Old England)
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To: Savage Beast

Is it really possible that someone could go to jail for reufusing to bake a cake? That isn’t freedom.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 4:42:26 AM PDT by grania
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To: whatexit

Ah yes. The beautiful boycott directed against the fascists.


19 posted on 06/06/2014 4:44:05 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: grania
Is it really possible that someone could go to jail for refusing to bake a cake? That isn’t freedom.

We had freedom, but a drug-addled communist promised "CHANGE", and enough voters thought that sounded good to put the election within the margin of fraud.

20 posted on 06/06/2014 4:58:19 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: kingattax

Are the identities of the queer couple known?


21 posted on 06/06/2014 4:58:23 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: MAexile

He would have an instant respectful following in Texas.


22 posted on 06/06/2014 5:08:48 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: kingattax
Martin also confirmed that Phillips and his employees have been ordered to undergo sensitivity training, adding that if he declines to follow the order, “the state can go to a district court to have the order enforced.”

It is over. Freedom of thought; freedom of expression is dead.

23 posted on 06/06/2014 5:10:42 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: kingattax
It's time for that judge to get serious. Philips needs to march away at the point of a bayonet to a reeducation camp at least 126 miles from his home. And I do mean march.

That judge surely knows how to reeducate Philips, as I'm sure he studied in judge school how the North Vietnamese did it to, not the vanquished, but to those legions of citizens in South Vietnam who needed reeducation.

This is the United States, after all. We can't have people thinking on their own or in ways proscribed by that judge. We just don't learn such things in judge school.

24 posted on 06/06/2014 5:25:33 AM PDT by stevem
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To: icwhatudo; DeaconRed

“Gay marriage is still wrong, but I’ll shut up about it and just sell chicken”....(Forbes)

The man said ‘gay marriage is still wrong’........that sentence alone will get the PC Nazis breathing down your back!

His opinion is who he is........IF he had said he was rethinking his position on gay marriage, then I would agree with you.

But he didn’t


25 posted on 06/06/2014 5:26:43 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: grania

I’m missing something here. Did the homosexuals want a non-standard, tiered cake? What kind of cake did they order?


26 posted on 06/06/2014 5:31:58 AM PDT by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: exDemMom

If the parents of the little boy named Adolph Hitler had said that they were homosexuals and so was the boy, you can take it to the bank that Walmart, would have suffered severe repercussions for refusing.


27 posted on 06/06/2014 5:32:45 AM PDT by sport
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To: icwhatudo

I have often thought that if I were in this position, I would bake the cake, but my contract for these events would include a hefty surcharge, 100% of which would be donated to the National Organization for Marriage. I have a feeling that might discourage this type of clientele.


28 posted on 06/06/2014 5:39:38 AM PDT by Juana la Loca
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To: kingattax

29 posted on 06/06/2014 5:47:12 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama - "I will stand with the Muslims")
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To: kingattax

A man’s man!


30 posted on 06/06/2014 5:47:17 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: IM2MAD

I’m missing something here. Did the homosexuals want a non-standard, tiered cake? What kind of cake did they order?


I think the non-standard aspect of the cake is that they wanted some sort of celebratory recognition of 2 males (or females) decorated on the cake. Even in the simplest form, e.g. just writing their names together would be a celebration of perversity. THAT would dishonor God. Instead Christians are to bring Glory to God.


31 posted on 06/06/2014 6:02:42 AM PDT by ne1410s (2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine.)
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To: kingattax

History is marked by believers strong enough to sacrifice their comforts, their freedom, and even their lives rather than succumb to evil. If the gaystapo isn’tcareful, this may be our first martyr in the Queer Wars.


32 posted on 06/06/2014 6:11:50 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: IronJack
We should all get behind the baker and support him. He has the courage to stand up and we too, should be shoulder to shoulder with him. Enough is enough of this politically correct crap.
33 posted on 06/06/2014 7:26:17 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: DaveA37

He has a website. I made a small donation there. And if nothing else, you can offer your encouragement. And maybe order some cookies. ...


34 posted on 06/06/2014 7:42:08 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: IronJack

The faggies might be hesitant to accept a wedding cake that was baked under government coercion, one would think.

All kinds of things can be done to food that is prepared out of sight. Just ask Jesse Jackson.


35 posted on 06/06/2014 7:59:17 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970
Just ask Jesse Jackson.

Always wondered why someone would push another to make them a plate of food, or a cake, when clearly the latter dislikes the former.

36 posted on 06/06/2014 8:12:42 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: elcid1970

And you think they would actually EAT the cake.......
Their victory and point was to put this man through heck when he refused them.


37 posted on 06/06/2014 8:26:47 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: kingattax

This should be another place for the militia to show up, and prevent him from being detained.


38 posted on 06/06/2014 8:28:01 AM PDT by Ironfocus
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To: Guenevere
I do not agree and will NOT eat there.
He could have just left it alone but chose not to.
He chose to make statements then backed down when $$ got in the way.
He lost me as a customer.
39 posted on 06/06/2014 11:02:25 AM PDT by DeaconRed (D-Day Thank you brave military for a job well done. . . . . We are free thanks to You! ! ! !)
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