Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Colorado Baker Jack Phillips Threatened with Jail for Not Baking Cakes for Same-sex Weddings

By Suzanne Hamner
Dec 31, 2013

A few days ago, I wrote an article about Colorado baker, Jack Phillips, being court ordered by Judge Robert N. Spencer to bake cakes for same-sex marriage, in violation of his own religious beliefs. According to Breibart.com, Phillips now faces up to 12 months in jail if he refuses to bake cakes, in the future, for same-sex marriages. Phillips, who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, refused service to same-sex couple, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, on the grounds that it is his Christian belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. Even Colorado law recognizes marriage as between one man and one woman but does recognize the "civil union" of same-sex couples. Many who read the article wanted to know the judge's stance in order to rule on the case.

Ken Klukowski reports for Breitbart.com:

Phillips is an Evangelical Christian who holds to the belief that marriage is between a man and woman. When Phillips bakes a wedding cake, he interprets it as participating in the wedding celebration, and he explained that, therefore, he does not make cakes for gay marriages.

Read the full story at www.VirtueOnline.org

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