“It is more difficult in Colorado for a baker to leave a customer than it is for a partner to leave a marriage”

jack phillips masterpiece cakeshopThe Colorado Civil Rights Commission just ruled this week that business owner and baker Jack Phillips (Masterpiece Cakeshop) must bake cakes for homosexual marriages. Francis Beckwith, a professor at Baylor University, noted some irony in this ruling (this quote granted with Beckwith’s permission from Facebook correspondence):

Oddly, with no-fault divorce, each partner in a same-sex couple has less of a legal obligation to each other than the baker has to the couple. Apparently, the state believes that the relationship between baker and gay couple is of much greater importance than the same-sex union it claims in this ruling to vindicate. Or another way to put it: It is more difficult in Colorado for a baker to leave a customer than it is for a partner to leave a marriage. Some cakes are just more equal than human beings.

© 2014, Rick Hogaboam. All rights reserved.

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One comment on ““It is more difficult in Colorado for a baker to leave a customer than it is for a partner to leave a marriage”
  1. Pastor Rick:
    I wonder how much more of a witness this shop could have been had he accepted the order and shown the love of Christ to them instead of running off to the supreme court.
    One only has to look at Christs response to the adulteress woman at the well and we are given an example of how we are to treat those outside our Christian circles.

    Do we as Christians, ask the checker at the grocery store or the clerk at Costco if they are Christians before we hand over our debit card.

    I see it as we are looking much too far into all these issues and we seemingly have come to believe that the answer is to run to court. Christ asks us to simply love our neighbor as ourselves.
    How many times a day do we as Christians interact with non Christians and we don’t bat an eyelash at using their services, buying their product or selling them something that we have that they need…
    This shop owner and all the others that think it is so righteous to deny service to these same sex couples is exactly the reason why they bash us Christians. I cant help but think that if this shop owner were to sell his shop and a same sex couple offered to buy it… I don’t think his convictions are strong enough to refuse the offer.

    We are all…. deceitful,prideful and wicked sinful men and women who need the love of Christ, and to hear the story about Christs death and His resurrection upon Calvary’s cross and how believing in this Jesus changes our life and mends the brokenness that is in our hearts.

    We will not, today or 3 months from today, change our town, or our cities by thinking that turning our backs to others in a sin that is different than ours or maybe more disgusting will win more hearts and lives for eternity and Gods kingdom.

    just my thoughts

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