A Colorado baker who refused to participate in a same-sex marriage ceremony by providing the wedding cake was a guest on “The View” along with his attorney to discuss his Supreme Court case and insisted that Jesus also wouldn’t have baked the cake.
Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, declined an order to bake a cake for same-sex couple Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig in 2012.
“I serve everybody all the time but I don’t make every cake for every event that’s required,” Phillips told the hosts of “The View” on June 29. “It’s a difficult thing to be in my position and know that somebody is requesting something that I can’t in good conscience do.
“I believe the Bible clearly teaches marriage is between one man and one woman,” Phillips added. “I’m not judging these two gay men who came in. I’m just trying to preserve my right as an artist to decide which artistic endeavors I’m going to do and which one’s I’m not.”
In 2014, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission found Phillips guilty of discrimination, claiming that he violated Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act, or CADA.
The commission ordered Phillips to undergo sensitivity training and provide them with updates on any cake orders he refused to take, providing an explanation for this reasoning.
In August 2015, the Colorado Court of Appeals sided with the Civil Rights Commission, prompting Phillips to file a petition for appeal with the state supreme court last October.
In April 2016, the Colorado Supreme Court refused to hear Phillips’ appeal, prompting an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in July 2016.
The Supreme Court decided on June 26 to grant an appeal in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, setting the stage for a major legal struggle on the question of religious liberty and LGBT rights.
“The View” co-host Paula Faris, who has openly talked about her Christian faith, asked Phillips what he thought Jesus would do in his situation.
“Would Jesus have made the cake? I don’t believe he would have, Phillips replied, because that would have contradicted the rest of the biblical teaching. I don’t believe that Jesus would have made the cake if He had been a baker.”
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Source: Christian Post