Colorado: Christian guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake cake for same-sex wedding
June 04, 2014
Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission has ruled that Jack Philips, a Christian who owns a cake shop in suburban Denver, is guilty of discrimination because he refused to bake a cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding.
As a result, Philips is now required “to submit quarterly reports for two years that show how he has worked to change discriminatory practices by altering company policies and training employees,” the Denver Post reported. “Phillips also must disclose the names of any clients who are turned away.”
“Not all of life is fair," Phillips said following the decision. “I will stand by my convictions until somebody shuts me down.”
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Posted by: geoffreysmith1 -
Jun. 05, 2014 6:58 AM ET USA
There is nothing wrong with discrimination per se. It all depends on what is being discriminated against and by whom. Catholics will always discriminate against sinful behaviour and refuse to allow its perpetrators to compel them to acquiesce in its commission.
Posted by: bruno -
Jun. 04, 2014 9:10 PM ET USA
St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, pray for us! Red martyrdom is only a few court decisions away.
Posted by: TheJournalist64 -
Jun. 04, 2014 8:33 PM ET USA
Their ultimate objective is twofold: 1) to force Catholic clergy to "marry" people who abuse each other sexually and call it marriage (and so to destroy the Catholic Church, which they hate for calling perversion by its name 2) to exact reparations from the "strait" world for millennia of discrimination.
Posted by: jg23753479 -
Jun. 04, 2014 7:15 AM ET USA
I have said for decades that, if you lift the thin covering over polite and compassionate liberal beliefs even slightly, you will inevitably find a cauldron of rank fascism. QED