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-Colorado Ruling: Christian Baker Must Make Same-Sex Wedding Cakes

by Dr. D ~ June 2nd, 2014

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On Friday the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled that a Christian baker must supply wedding cakes for same-sex ceremonies whether he wants to or not. Otherwise it is a violation of the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act. Here’s the story from the Christian Post:

Jack Phillips, a Christian who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., discriminated against a same-sex couple, David Mullins and Charlie Craig, by refusing to make a cake for their wedding ceremony in 2012, the state’s seven-member Civil Rights Commission said in its decision, asking the bakery to change its long-standing policy.

"Any person doing business in Colorado has to recognize that they have to do business in an ethical and law abiding way and the law says you cannot discriminate," Denver Post quoted Raju Jairam, vice chairman of the commission, as saying.

Last December, a Colorado judge ruled that the Christian baker has to make cakes for such ceremonies as well as prove that he has done so.  …

ADF will likely appeal the decision, …

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Response: We have posted on this case a couple of times now. Here’s what we concluded the last time there was a judgment against this baker:

…if the present trend continues, like in this case, than a legal precedence could be established that supports the civil rights of homosexuals over and above the religious rights of business owners. This would put Christian business owners in a position that would force them to either compromise their religious convictions and conscience or go out of business entirely. Probably not a situation that the writers of the Constitution ever considered or thought possible when they penned the First Amendment.

This ruling again trumps the religious rights of a Christian business owner which is becoming a real trend all across the country. The most outrageous is still the case in New Mexico where the state Supreme Court brazenly ruled that “Christian photographers are  compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives.”

The ADF will probably be appealing this decision and hopefully it will be reversed. Nevertheless, the tide is increasing against Christian business owners where religious freedom is pitted against homosexual rights. Just last week the city of Houston, Texas became the first to pass an ordinance that would force business owners to cater to same-sex couples regardless of their religious convictions. Note that this happened in Texas so cities on the two coasts can not be far behind in considering similar laws.                *Top

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2 Responses to -Colorado Ruling: Christian Baker Must Make Same-Sex Wedding Cakes

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  2. Brian

    Two thoughts to consider:

    (a) Many wedding cakes have slogans or other writing on them. Must the baker “speak” publicly by baking a cake with an anti-Christian or other comment on it, or can he decline?

    (b) What would the Colorado Civil Rights Commission rule if a neo-nazi walked into a bakery owned by a Jew and tries to order a cake with a swastika on it, and the words “Happy Birthday to Adolph Hitler, the Greatest Man Who Ever Lived”? I doubt that they would order the Jewish baker to make such a cake. Yet, what is the difference between this hypothetical and the situation involving the Christian baker?

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