President Donald Trump just announced that he is siding with a Christian baker who did not want to bake a cake for a gay couple.
Freedom Daily reported that baker Jack Phillips did not want to bake a wedding cake for the gay couple because he did not agree with their lifestyle. He must be ecstatic that he was just set free by Trump!
Phillips is currently challenging a Colorado law that says he was wrong to have turned away Charlie Craig and David Mullins, who wanted a cake to celebrate their nuptials in 2012. Obama will undoubtedly be furious about Trump siding with Phillips, but luckily, the White House doesn’t give a hoot about what he thinks.
“I can’t follow two masters, and I need to serve just one: Jesus Christ,” Phillips told The Washington Times.
“I’ll make you birthday cakes, shower cakes, sell you cookies and brownies, I just don’t make cakes for same-sex weddings,” he said, according to court documents.
“This is not about the cake. Charlie and Dave walked into the Cakeshop and were turned away because of who they are,” said Louise Melling, deputy legal director at the ACLU. “The stakes could not be higher. A ruling against them at the Supreme Court will not just encourage other businesses to engage in similarly discriminatory practices: It will enshrine a constitutional right to discriminate.”
Phillips, however, isn’t having any of it.
“I’ve declined to do cakes to disparage the LGBT community, and I won’t do those either, so it’s not just one issue,” he said. “These are just some of the things that go against my Christian faith, and we just always done it that way.”
This could slip the slippery slope of other people refusing to bake cakes for people for silly reasons. This might set the precedence for people who turn down customers for whatever reason they wish. Do we really want that for America? Do we want the freedom to choose your customers, or your customers to choose you? Perhaps it should be mutual and customers and business owners should choose each other. If a baker isn’t interested in baking a cake for a gay couple, then why would the gay couple bother them any further about it? Just find a new baker. Obviously the business to customer relationship isn’t working, so move along and find someone who better suits the needs.
The baker is challenging a Colorado law that says he was wrong to have turned away Charlie Craig and David Mullins, who wanted a cake to celebrate their nuptials in 2012.
Phillips refused because his religion does not support same-sex marriage and said he should not be compelled to bake a cake that would specifically honor that.
He shouldn’t have to bake a cake for something that goes against his religious views. The tricky part here is that some leftists will say things like “then people don’t have to bake cakes for cops either,” but that’s an nonsensical argument. Being a cop isn’t against anyone’s religion. There’s no religion that frowns upon being a police officer, but there might be a few religions that aren’t interested in two men having a relationship together.
Was it worth it for people to waste years in legal battles over a cake? Absolutely not! Give a bad review on Yelp and move on!
The fact that the Supreme Court would even hear this is hilarious. I guess civil rights and cakes are big business in the Supreme Court nowadays!
Good thing the Justice Department wrote a brief on it too!
A portion of the brief read: ‘Forcing Phillips to create expression for and participate in a ceremony that violates his sincerely held religious beliefs invades his First Amendment rights.
‘In the view of the United States, a … First Amendment intrusion occurs where a public accommodations law compels someone to create expression for a particular person or entity and to participate, literally or figuratively, in a ceremony or other expressive event.’
The legal fight broke out in 2012 when Phillips told Mullins and Craig that because of his Christian beliefs, his store’s policy was to deny service to customers wanting to purchase cakes to celebrate a same-sex wedding.
After the couple was turned away, they complained about the shop on Facebook, then filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The state sided with the couple.
Are people really that mad when a business isn’t interested in working with them? Sometimes things don’t work out the way people expect them to. I’m not sure Americans should be forced to do things they’re uncomfortable with if there’s a religion involved.
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