Skip to comments.Christian Baker Stands Firm
Posted on 06/05/2014 4:05:24 PM PDT by NYer
A Colorado bakery owned by a Christian family is refusing to comply with orders from the state of Colorado that they change their policies and attend mandatory “training sessions” after refusing to bake wedding cakes for same-sex couples.
Todd Starnes of Fox News is reporting that Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, is being pressured by the state to undergo comprehensive training on the state’s anti-discrimination laws after losing a lawsuit brought by a same-sex couple who accused him of discrimination when he refused to bake a cake for their “wedding” reception.
In addition to the training sessions, which he and his staff must undergo, Phillips will also be required to submit quarterly reports for the next two years to the state’s Civil Rights Commission in order to confirm that he is not turning away customers based on their sexual orientation.
They are turning people of faith into religious refugees. … Is this the society that we want to live in where people of faith are driven out of business? asks Nicolle Martin, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom who is defending Phillips.
Martin was clearly appalled at the ruling’s Orwellian requirements.
There will be some reporting requirements so that Jack can demonstrate that he doesnt exercise his belief system anymore that he has divested himself of his beliefs, she said. We consider this reporting to be aimed at rehabilitating Jack so that he has the right thoughts. Thats offensive to everything America stands for.
The ruling is even more outrageous when one considers that same-sex marriage isn’t even legal in Colorado!
Meanwhile, Phillips told Starnes he has no intention of changing any of his policies.
My old ones are pretty adequate as far as Im concerned, he said. I dont plan on giving up my faith and changing because of that.
Phillips, who has been in business for 40 years, isn’t worried about what the state might do.
My God is bigger than any bullies theyve got, he said. I dont worry about it. I honor my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be true to what He wants me to do.
He added: My 87-year-old mom works here and she says shes not being rehabilitated.
If the state should try to force him, theres civil disobedience, Phillips told Starnes. Well see what happens. Im not giving up my faith. Too many people have died for this faith to give it up that easily.
The good news is that the controversy hasn’t cost Phillips much business. In fact, he’s been selling so many cookies and brownies that he’s been able to stop baking wedding cakes, at least temporarily.
Obey Christ rather than worry about what man can do to you, Phillips said.
Let the Taliban go free, and arrest the Christian bakers. Such is the America of Obama.
As far as I can tell he didn’t turn them away because they were gay but because they wanted a custom cake that violated his beliefs. I bet he would have sold them anything else they wanted.
Still like the idea of doing the pervert cakes and giving a written notice that “all proceeds from this sale will be given to XYZ charity for the curing of sodomites of their perversion in the name [sodomite customers].”*
* Not my idea. Read it on FR.
You shall know them by their works. This man is a Christian.
Clearly for the Democrats it is the society they envision as their Utopia.
They are pushing us toward a Stalinist society where people live by their religious convictions are sent to reeducation camps or mental hospitals.
To the Democrats this man needs to get his mind right with Democrat ideals.
**Obey Christ rather than worry about what man can do to you, Phillips said.**
This guy gets it!
>> discrimination when he refused to bake a cake for their wedding reception.
Colorado does not allow homosexual “marriage”
The man obviously has the community on his side.
I would gladly drive an hour out of my way to buy from this man. Unfortunately Colorado is much further than that from Ohio.
The man is a real hero.
I believe that the couple got married elsewhere and had the reception in Colorado.
We would all do well to remember that. This guy is what the early martyrs were made of.
Then have the “reception” in their sodomite state.
This entire “re-education” stuff is Kafkaesque.
Suppose freepers visited to butcher shops to order ham. When they refused, we could sue them on the same grounds.
Mandatory training sessions. I guess the term “reeducation camp” has a bad connotation. The left is expert at reinventing terms to conceal their agenda.
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