Sunday, August 05, 2012

Homosexualists, Foreigners Bash Christian Baker

When Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, CO told two men that it would be against his beliefs to make a cake for their Massachusetts same-sex "wedding," homosexualists used the Internet to enlist angry responses, even death threats, against Phillips from out of state, and from around the world.

“F*ck you and your homophobic cake shop.”
-- Dave Mullin, same-sex marriage partner
Meanwhile, local consumers have flocked to Masterpiece in support of First Amendment freedom for this Christian, American business.

UPDATE 1/22/15: Denver Baker Refuses 'Anti-Gay' Bible Cake Order

For background, read Homosexuals Sue Christians for Refusing Accommodation and also read ACLU Sues Christians over Lesbian 'Wedding' as well as Christian Wedding Photographer Sued by Lesbians

UPDATE 1/21/15: PBS NewsHour report on Masterpiece Cakeshop (video):

-- From "Same-sex couple denied wedding cake by bakery" by CBS News 7/30/12

Dave Mullin and Charlie Craig said they dated for nearly two years before getting engaged. They went into the Masterpiece Cake Shop thinking they'd spend a full day trying cakes for their ceremony. Instead the meeting lasted a few seconds.

It wasn't the first time the shop turned down same-sex couples who wanted a cake. Phillips has received more than 1,000 angry messages about his stance.

"If gays come in and want to order birthday cakes or any cakes for any occasion, graduations, or whatever, I have no prejudice against that whatsoever," Phillips said. "It's just the wedding cake, not the people, not their lifestyle."

"We would close down that bakery before we closed our beliefs, so that may be what it comes to ... we'll see," Phillips said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Cake shop owner will continue to reject orders for same-sex weddings" by Erin Udell, The Denver Post 8/5/12

"We've seen support from every state and every continent," [Mullins said].

Phillips said he received more negative phone calls in the first few days but that most people who have come in or called recently share messages of support.

"I'm not going to change my business because of a petition," Phillips said. "I'm just going to do the best I can do to honor Jesus Christ."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Colo. Bakery Refusing Gay Couple's Wedding Cake Sees Business Double" by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter 8/2/12

"[On Monday] we had about twice as much business as normal," said Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood. "There are people coming in to support us."

"I'm a follower of Jesus Christ, so you could say this is a religious belief. I believe the Bible teaches that [homosexuality] is not an OK thing," he added, clarifying his stance.

Phillips concluded that he does not believe his refusal to service same-sex couples looking for a wedding cake makes him homophobic.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Chick-fil-A Opposition to Gay Agenda Causes Media Storm