Kirsters Baish| It was just announced by President Donald Trump that he is taking the side of a Christian baker who opted to not bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. Freedom Daily reported that Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker, made the decision not to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple due to his personal religious beliefs.
Phillips is working on challenging the Colorado law which states that he was wrong to have turned away the couple, Charlie Craig and David Mullins. The couple requested that the baker make them a wedding cake back in 2012, and of course had to make a big deal out of it when Phillips decided he did not want to bake it. It’s obvious that Obama will be infuriated with Trump’s choice to side with Phillip. Too bad for Obama, the White House doesn’t care how he feels about it.
The Washington Times spoke to Phillips and quoted him saying, “I can’t follow two masters, and I need to serve just one: Jesus Christ. I’ll make you birthday cakes, shower cakes, sell you cookies and brownies, I just don’t make cakes for same-sex weddings.”
Louise Melling, deputy legal director at the ACLU stated, “This is not about the cake. Charlie and Dave walked into the Cakeshop and were turned away because of who they are. The stakes could not be higher. A ruling against them at the Supreme Court will not just encourage other businesses to engage in similarly discriminatory practices: It will enshrine a constitutional right to discriminate.”
Phillips isn’t going to sit back and take this kind of crap. He is prepared to defend his beliefs and his rights as an American.
He responded by saying, “I’ve declined to do cakes to disparage the LGBT community, and I won’t do those either, so it’s not just one issue. These are just some of the things that go against my Christian faith, and we just always done it that way.”
There are many silly reasons for bakers to deny baking cakes for customers, but the truth of the matter is that Phillips’ reason was not silly. He was simply defending his religion. Why should a baker be forced to bake a cake for a couple that he is not comfortable baking a cake for? That doesn’t sound very American to me. This couple should have simply found a new baker.
The reason Phillips refused to bake the cake is clear as day. His religion does not condone same-sex marriage, so he should not be mandated to bake a cake for a same-sex couple. Why should anyone be forced to do anything that is against their own personal religious views? Some leftists will claim that liberal bakers don’t need to bake cakes for police officers if Phillips didn’t have to bake the cake for a gay couple, but that argument is null and void. Police officers aren’t against any religion.
I wonder if it was worth it for this couple to waste five years of their lives in a legal battle over a stupid cake. This is a prime example of people who cannot let go and move on.
The Justice Department even got in on the action and wrote and brief on the case:
‘In the view of the United States, a … First Amendment intrusion occurs where a public accommodations law compels someone to create expression for a particular person or entity and to participate, literally or figuratively, in a ceremony or other expressive event.’
This couple made a big deal out of something that should have been settled as soon as the baker expressed his own personal concerns. These men should have simply found another baker who wouldn’t mind baking a cake for a gay couple. Instead, Mullins and Davis decided to bash the bakery on Facebook and file a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The state sided with the gay couple.
It seems pretty ridiculous that people would get this angry all over a cake. Things don’t always work out the way we want them to, but that’s when we pick up and move on. Stampeding on someone else’s rights is simply taking it too far.