A Denver area baker who was boycotted by homosexuals over his refusal to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex couple has seen his business more than double, thanks to the efforts of area residents who are taking a stand for liberty and traditional marriage.
Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, said that the controversy began in mid-July when two men came in to his shop and asked Phillips to bake a cake for their wedding reception. When Phillips refused on moral grounds, explaining that he did not agree with homosexual marriage, the couple took to Facebook and other social media to complain.
“My first comment was, 'We're getting married,' and he just shut that down immediately,” said Charlie Craig, who had gone into Phillips' shop with his partner, Dave Mullin, expecting to discuss their needs for a cake with the baker. Instead, they were out the door in a few minutes and complaining to fellow gays and supporters.
For his part, Phillips explained, “I'm a follower of Jesus Christ, so you could say this is a religious belief. I believe the Bible teaches that [homosexuality] is not an OK thing.” He clarified that “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. It's just the wedding cake, not the people — not their lifestyle."
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