Commission: Christian Baker Must Serve Gays

Ad Feedback

Colorado's Civil Rights Commission is ordering Christian bakery owner Jack Phillips to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples.

According to the seven-member commission, Phillips' religious convictions do not trump the state's anti-discrimination statutes.

"I can believe anything I want, but if I'm going to do business here, I'd ought to not discriminate against people," Commissioner Raju Jaram said.

Friday's unanimous ruling upholds a judge's finding in December that Phillips violated civil rights law when he refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple in 2012.

Meanwhile, Phillips, a devout Christian, said the decision violates his First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and religion.

"I will stand by my convictions until somebody shuts me down," he told reporters.

Phillips' lawyer said she may appeal the ruling to Colorado Court of Appeals.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

CBNNews.com

CBNNews.com

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.