Colorado Bakery Will Bake For Dogs But Not Gays

An embattled and notorious anti-gay bakery based in Lakewood, Colorado will serve a wedding for dogs but refuses to bake for loving same-sex couples. Masterpiece Cake Shop has been under fire since July of 2012 for denying service to gay couples because THE BIBLE. But when one of the discriminated couples attempted a little experiment, the true scope of Masterpiece's shocking bigotry emerged.

The ACLU has more:

Stephanie Schmalz and her partner, Jeanine, wanted to order some cupcakes to celebrate their commitment ceremony. They contacted Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, Colorado, but the store refused to take their order, informing the couple that they have a strict policy against selling cakes for same-sex weddings and ceremonies.

Then Stephanie tried a little experiment. She called the bakery and told the owner, Jack Phillips, that she was planning to host a wedding celebration for two dogs. She told him that the dog wedding cake would need to feed 20 people and should be decorated with the names "Roscoe" and "Buffy." Without hesitation, Phillips quoted her a price and asked how soon she needed it.

When another couple tried to place an order with Phillips, he told them he would not provide a cake for same-sex weddings, the same way he would not provide cakes for pedophiles.

Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig visited Masterpiece Cakeshop with Charlie's mom to sample wedding cakes, but they, too, were turned away. They decided to call Masterpiece out on its discriminatory policy. After consulting with the ACLU of Colorado and ACLU LGBT Project, they filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD), charging the bakery with violating Colorado law, which prohibits retail businesses from discriminating based on sexual orientation. The subsequent CCRD investigation turned up abundant evidence supporting the couple's claim, including an admission from owner Jack Phillips that it is store policy to refuse service to gay couples for weddings or commitment ceremonies.

The Colorado Attorney General has filed a formal complaint against Masterpiece. The issue will go to court this fall. 

(h/t: Good As You)

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Joey's right though as Americans we have the fundamental right to not give people our business if it doesn't line up with our beliefs and we have to hope we have enough compassion to change the company's mindset.

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Joey, it's the principle.

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Personally if a business doesn't want to serve to gays or anyone in general, I personally wouldn't shop there. I wouldn't give them my business at all and I do mean at all. I would go to a shop that does cater to gays and recommend that place to all my gay lesbian bi and/or transgender friends so that those shops could get all the business they can get. In fact I would tell all my friends gay or straight NOT to shop at that particular place..

Personally, I think if they are soo successful that they are turning away business that, that only means that they could really do without any gay business.. and personally I would like to see how that business will thrive without the business of gays and their allies. Same concept with voting, if a politician doesn't believe in gay marriage and you do, then don't vote for them.

I personally don't think that picketing will do much good especially if they are set in their ways....

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Personally I don't know who would want to patronize a business like that other than other homophobes. Sorta reminds me of businesses refusing to serve blacks. 

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