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Bake or Else! Wedding Vendors Face Threats to Liberty

Colorado baker Jack Phillips joins a number of wedding vendors who say they'd rather lose their business than violate their beliefs by serving a gay wedding. Read Transcript


ON A SUMMER DAY IN 2012, A

COLORADO BAKER HAD NO IDEA HIS

ACTIONS WOULD PUT HIM IN THE

CENTER OF A DEBATE.

JACK PHILIPS HAS BEEN BAKING

CAKES FOR OVER 20 YEARS, WHAT

GOT HIM INTO TROUBLE, HIS

REFUSAL TO MAKE A WEDDING CAKE

FOR A GAY COUPLE.

I SAID I DO NOT DO BIRTHDAY

CAKES FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES.

THAT IS WHEN THE BACKLASH

BEGAN.

A FEW DAYS LATER, A CALL OF

SUPPORT, LEADING TO A RETURN OF

STEADY BUSINESS.

I DON'T THINK THEY SHOULD BE

ABLE TO TELL SOMEBODY WHAT THEY

HAVE TO MAKE TO SELL.

THEY FILED A DISCRIMINATION

COMPLAINT ON BEHALF OF THE TWO

MEN.

IN DECEMBER, A JUDGE AGREES WITH

THE ACLU.

PHILIPS IS APPEALING A LEGAL

BATTLE THAT COULD EVENTUALLY

COST HIM HIS BUSINESS.

I WANT TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT

ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE.

PHILIPS JOINS MANY THAT WOULD

RATHER LOSE THEIR BUSINESS.

MEDIA LABELS RANGING FROM

ANTIGAY TO JIM CROW AND FREEDOM

BILLS DESIGNED TO PROTECT THEM.

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE PROPONENTS

TOLD US THIS WILL BE VIOLATED.

LIVE AND LET LIVE.

IT IS NOT GOING TO INFRINGE

ON ANYONE'S RIGHTS.

WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS THAT WAS A

LIE.

THIS IS HAPPENING ONLY 20

YEARS SINCE PRESIDENT CLINTON

SIGNS RELIGIOUS RESTORATION ACT.

THE HOUSE SIGNED IT AND SENATE

PASSED WITH 97 VOTES.

TODAY, 30 STATES HAVE LAWS OR

SIMILAR INTERPRETATIONS.

THESE LAWS PROVIDE A BALANCING

TEST AND FRAMEWORK FOR THE

COURT'S TO DECIDE RELIGIOUS

EXEMPTION CASES.

YOU ARE NOT ALWAYS GOING TO

WIN IF GOVERNMENT HAS A STRONGER

WAY TO MAKE YOU VIOLATE YOUR

RELIGION.

THERE'S WE HAD A BALANCING TEST.

THEY WANT TO PUT IT ON A SCALE,

EVERYWHERE AND ALWAYS, THE SMALL

BUSINESS OWNER WHO IS CHRISTIAN

WILL ALWAYS LOSE IN A SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE CASE.

TWENTY YEARS AGO, GAY

MARRIAGE WASN'T ON THE RADAR AND

MANY DON'T PROTECT SMALL

BUSINESS OWNERS.

ALSO NO CONSIDERATION IN PUBLIC

ACCOMMODATION LAWS.

BUSINESSES THAT OPEN THEIR DOORS

EVERYONE IN EVERY CASE.

SOME CHRISTIANS AGREE SAYING

THOSE WHO FOLLOW CHRIST SHOULD

BE SERVANTS TO ALL.

NOT JACK PHILIPS.

HE BELIEVES JESUS, A CARPENTER

WOULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS FOR A

GAY COUPLE.

HE WENT TO PARTIES BUT I

DON'T BELIEVE HE WOULD

PARTICIPATE IN THEIR SIN.

SLANTED MEDIA COVERAGE,

ADVOCATES SAY THE RE-EDUCATION

IS NOW, AMERICAN STANDING AS A

GLOBAL DEFENDER OF RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM.

IF WE DON'T SOON EDUCATION WE

ARE NOT GIVING GOVERNMENT

OFFICIALS THE ABILITY TO SLICE

AND DICE THEM, WE'LL LOSE THE

STANDING IN THE COMMUNITY.

NEW IT IS IMPORTANT WE HELP

PEOPLE UNDERSTAND, AS PEOPLE OF

FAITH WE ARE NOT TRYING TO USE

THE GOVERNMENT TO PUSH OUR FAITH

DOWN SOMEONE ELSE'S THROAT.

IN THE MEANTIME, WEDDING

VENDORS LIKE PHILIPS WILL

CONTINUE TO LIVE OUT THEIR FAITH

AND THEIR BUSINESSES.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE

AGAINST ME AND FOR ME.

I BELIEVE THE BIBLE TEACHES THIS

IS WRONG AND BE OBEDIENT TO

CHRIST AND HIS TEACHINGS

SUPERSEDES ALL OF THAT.

REPORTING IN DENVER, HEATHER

SELLS, CBN NEWS.

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