Judge Rules Against Christian Cake Makerby Bethany Monk
A Colorado judge on Friday said that a Christian baker must use his creative expression to support events that conflict with his deeply held religious beliefs. His opinion, though, is not a final ruling.
Jack Phillips owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood. Last year, he declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. He politely said that he would make any other baked item, but not one advocating a same-sex ceremony. The couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division.
“This decision forces Phillips to choose between his faith and his livelihood,” said Focus on the Family Judicial Analyst Bruce Hausknecht. “That shouldn’t be the case in Colorado — or anywhere.”Read More