A baker in Denver Colorado who refused making a wedding cake for a gay couple, cannot cite his religious beliefs by refusing service.
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, Aug 13, 2015, that refusing them service would lead to discrimination.
The Court’s decision is another “victory” for gay couples who have also won similar cases in other states. Gay right supporters have advocated debated against religious freedom advocates on a person’s right to decline to participate in a same-sex wedding ceremony.
And it might be getting more heated since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage for the whole nation.
In this particular case in Colorado, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Jack Phillips, had declined to make a cake for same-sex couple Charlie Craig and David Mullins back in 2012 who planned to celebrate their marriage back in Massachusetts in Colorado.
After the ruling against the Christian baker, Phillips faces fines if he refuses to make any wedding cakes for gay couples. Philips has stated many times that he has no problem serving gay people but making a wedding cake for them violates his beliefs.
According to CBS Denver, Phillips says,
“We would close down the bakery before we would complicate our beliefs.”
Phillips attorneys had said that they would consider appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court Since more cases like this are bound to happen.
In a recent case in Portland, Oregon, a bakery who declined to make a wedding cake for a gay couple was ordered by the Court to pay $135,000 in “damages” to the gay couple in July. (Click HERE To Read Their Story.)
We pray that our beliefs and faith will not be put down or made fun of by outrageous laws. We also pray that fellow Christians are not made targets or be pushed to suffer by people who do not follow your ways. We ask for peace and understanding to take over and for persecution of faith to fall. Amen.
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