US: Baker who refuses to bake same-sex wedding cakes won’t make Halloween cakes either

Nick Duffy July 19, 2014
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A Colorado baker who is in the midst of a legal battle after refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding says he won’t make cakes for Halloween either.

A complaint was filed against baker Jack Phillips in 2012, after gay couple David Mullins and Charlie Craig visited the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Denver, Colorado.

The couple said Phillips refused to make a cake for them, after he found out they were celebrating their wedding.

Last month the Colorado Civil Rights Commission upheld a previous finding that it was discriminatory for the Christian baker to refuse to serve a gay couple because of their sexual orientation, but this week Philips launched an appeal.

It claims: “Jack conducts his life and his business in accord with his religious beliefs. Because of this, Jack does not create cakes that conflict with those beliefs.

“Among these are cakes celebrating same-sex unions because he holds to the religious conviction that marriage is a union between one man and one woman.

“Nor does Jack create cakes or any baked goods for Halloween, because he does not wish to participate in the celebration of what he believes is a pagan holiday.”

Last year, the Westboro Baptist Church released a bizarre Vine in which they condemned “fag Halloween”, because of “pagan idolatry”.

(h/t GoodAsYou)

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