A Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a gay couple has been given an ultimatum by a judge; serve gay weddings or face fines.
In his written decision, Spence ordered that Phillips “cease and desist from discriminating” against gay couples, or face financial penalties, and cited Colorado state law that prohibits businesses from refusing service based on race, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.
According to the complaint, Phillips told the couple that the store policy was to deny service to customers who wished to order baked goods for a same-sex wedding, based on his religious beliefs.
Phillips told the men, “I’ll make you birthday cakes, shower cakes, sell you cookies and brownies, I just don’t make cakes for same-sex weddings.”
Religious freedom is under attacked all across the country. These so-called “anti-discrimination” laws actually discriminate against those who wish to publicly live out their faith. This baker didn’t refuse to serve homosexuals, he simply refused to make a cake for a ceremony that disagrees with his beliefs.
In Pennsylvania, a similar bill has been introduced that would force this same kind of discrimination against people of faith. House Bill 300 and Senate Bill 300 threaten our religious freedom. Call your senator and representative and ask them to oppose this legislation.