The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from a Colorado baker who has religious objections to making cakes specifically for gay weddings.
Jack Phillips, who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, lost a discrimination case in 2012 after he refused to make a cake for the wedding reception of a gay couple. David Mullins and Charlie Craig sued, alleging discrimination, and Phillips was found guilty by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission as well as by a Colorado appeals court in 2015.
Masterpiece Cakeshop didn't discriminate among customers but declined certain requests for specially created cakes. The baker “declines lucrative business by not creating goods that contain alcohol or cakes celebrating Halloween and other messages his faith prohibits, such as racism, atheism, and any marriage not between one man and one woman,” Phillips’ lawyers pointed out in a Supreme Court brief.
In a landmark 2014 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that owners of closely held businesses have a right to religious objection when it came to the birth control mandate for employee insurance.
Glenn Beck asked how the government can possibly force people to go against what they believe on Monday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”
“This is game-changing,” Glenn said of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
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