Baker Jack Phillips has a timeless message Christians having been giving to those who demand they change their beliefs, “We would close down that bakery before we closed our beliefs…”
Phillips, the baker-owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, Colorado refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and now radical homosexuals are pushing a boycott against the Christian business.
It wasn’t the first time the shop turned down same-sex couples who wanted a cake. However, after a same-sex couple aired their feelings on Facebook, Phillips became the target of a hate campaign for following his Christian beliefs.
Dozens of protesters, some apparently very angry, gathered outside the shop last Saturday to express their intolerance for Jack Phillips’ Christian beliefs.
Now, according to CBS News, Phillips has received more than 1,000 angry messages about his witness for the biblical definition of marriage.
Phillips for his part evinced no hostility to those who demand he abandon the daily practice of his Christian beliefs or lose his business, “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.”
As Gary Bauer recently observed, “The gay-rights movement is instinctively totalitarian. It seeks nothing less than the total and complete acceptance of gay marriage and the repudiation of marriage as it has existed through all human history and in the traditions of every major world religion. Until that happens, their immediate goal is to try to marginalize anyone who expresses a dissenting view in public.”
We figure it is only a matter of time until Democrat politicians, who already plan to add a statement in support of same-sex marriage to their party platform, jump into the fray.
To liberals the destruction of a Christian small business, like the Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, Colorado, is merely collateral damage in their war to remake American society.
If adopting the radical homosexual agenda will help Democrats gain power and allow them to pursue their statist agenda, they will destroy anyone who gets in the way, no matter how unconstitutional the means or the cost to society at large.
Liberals never seem to grasp that the Framers of the Constitution drafted it to protect the freedoms of speech and of religion for a reason. They wanted to create a new nation where baker Jack Phillips wouldn’t have to make the choice between closing down his business and closing down his beliefs – where tyrants couldn’t destroy him for his faith – and where he would be free to practice his Christian faith in his everyday life as he sees fit and as the Bible commands.
To celebrate Jack Phillips’ Christian witness, or to order a cake, contact the Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, Colorado at http://masterpiececakes.com.