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Pastor: Forcing a Christian to Bake a Cake for Gays is Like Blacks Having to Serve the KKK - VIDEO

LandLast week the Colorado Civil Rights Commission rejected the appeal of Denver area Masterpiece Cake Shop and affirmed a prior ruling that found its owner, Jack Phillips, in violation of the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act. The commission ordered a change of policy, staff training, and quarterly reporting to confirm that the bakery is not turning away customers due to sexual orientation.

Yesterday, on the Family Research Council's radio show, evangelical pastor Richard Land was sitting in for Tony Perkins and said that forcing Phillips to bake a cake for a gay wedding is like forcing a black baker to serve the KKK.

Meanwhile, Phillips sat down with Fox & Friends' Elisabeth Hasselbeck earlier this week and said he'd rather go to jail than have to bake a cake for a gay wedding.

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  1. I wonder how "Christian" Richard Land would consider it if a restaurant refused to serve him because he was a Protestant?

    Posted by: Brendan | Jun 5, 2014 10:25:24 AM

  2. The law says they don't get to pick and choose who they serve because their business is reliant on public services (health inspection/fire department/roadways, etc.) that the entire public has paid for. The law is a non-discrimination law and applies because they refused to serve a gay couple, which is against the law in their state.

    Posted by: bkmn | Jun 5, 2014 10:27:09 AM

  3. "and said that forcing Phillips to bake a cake for a gay wedding is like forcing a black baker to serve the KKK." His reasoning is infantile. In both cases you are talking about public commerce. In America the innate ability to purchase. If you do not wish to service get out of the business. Capitalism trumps the bible.

    Posted by: robertL | Jun 5, 2014 10:27:16 AM

  4. So is that where the Elizabeth Hasselbeck ened up? Fox News, eh? Her aerated blonde hair could serve as Rupert Murdoch's incontinence pad.

    Posted by: petey | Jun 5, 2014 10:28:30 AM

  5. Indeed. They christianizes think it's their belief system that's the default, any other is "wrong". if he were denied service at a restaurant because of his religion, oh how he'd howl!

    They don't understand, that if they are in business to the public, they have to abide by the laws of the United States, not the "laws" of their church.

    Posted by: kdknyc | Jun 5, 2014 10:28:55 AM

  6. Ironically, law already stipulates that a black baker cannot refuse a member of the KKK just because of his/her affiliation with that group. But Land isn't fighting against that, he's fighting against a baker having to make a cake for a gay couple.

    Posted by: James | Jun 5, 2014 10:29:37 AM

  7. Devout Christians? What a laugh.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 5, 2014 10:31:25 AM

  8. The old adage about not annoying the waiter because he'll spit on your food would seem to apply in any event.

    Posted by: anon | Jun 5, 2014 10:33:00 AM

  9. yes because the gays have a history of lynching christians from the nearest tree and burning crosses in their front lawns. Get down off the cross Mary because we need the wood.

    Posted by: Douglas | Jun 5, 2014 10:40:47 AM

  10. When my husband and I got married, we asked the baker, photographer, and caterer if they had any objection to serving a gay wedding (they did not) . However, we got married in a big city. We now live in a small town with one baker and one photographer, and no others for over 50 miles in any direction. Public accommodations laws should trump private disapproval.

    Posted by: Clayton | Jun 5, 2014 10:44:27 AM

  11. Dear Christians, you don't get "special rights" not to obey the law.
    Also, if your aim is to alienate people from Christianity, you're doing great!

    Posted by: sjorgl | Jun 5, 2014 10:45:24 AM

  12. What a strange "interview", with the Hasselblecch repeatedly asking, "Do you feel this way [long hyperbolic ChristoConservative statement]? "Do you feel this way [long hyperbolic ChristoConservative statement]?

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Jun 5, 2014 10:47:29 AM

  13. that is nasty. the gay marriage debate is over but the nastyness has to come out through cakes now.. how bizarre. and elisabeth hasselbeck pretended she wasn't that nasty towards gays on the view, the second she's off she's hardcore again. that was a very disturbing video, they are in a time warp over there. it's a freaking cake. how are gays supposed to live among us if we can be denied food, and where does that line end?! can we be denied a place to live? of ocurse! f**k them i'm pissed now.

    Posted by: NE1 | Jun 5, 2014 10:49:21 AM

  14. He's totally right. Which is why, as a gay Christian, every time I bake a cake for myself it's like I'm hoisting my own ass up onto a burning cross.

    It makes birthday parties super-weird.

    Posted by: Distingue Traces | Jun 5, 2014 10:49:28 AM

  15. No, it's more like forcing someone in the KKK to serve a customer who is black. Who again here is practicing discrimination?

    Posted by: David | Jun 5, 2014 10:50:03 AM

  16. "...forcing a black to serve the KKK."

    Totally the same thing since gays have been beating, raping, lynching and burning crosses on the lawns of Christians for decades, right?

    Posted by: Gerry | Jun 5, 2014 10:51:53 AM

  17. 1 Peter 2:13 "Submit yourself to every ordinance of man..."

    Posted by: Scudder | Jun 5, 2014 10:52:29 AM

  18. Oh, the hilariously tortured analogies evangelicals come up with, blind to their ironies. Anti-civil-rights right-wing Christian = black baker. Gay couples looking for wedding cakes = KKK. Of course the reality is that many white evangelicals would still happily refuse service to black people if they could get away with it.

    However, none of that matters because in the unlikely event that a KKK member would want to purchase a cake in a black-owned bakery, the black baker would, like every other business owner, have to comply with standing non-discrimination law, the same law that would prevent an anti-Christian baker from discriminating against an evangelical moron.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 5, 2014 10:53:26 AM

  19. Romans 13:1

    Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but god: the powers that be are ordained of god.

    Posted by: Scudder | Jun 5, 2014 10:54:07 AM

  20. Speaking of the kkk....don't you have a meeting to get to?

    Posted by: Gaiboi | Jun 5, 2014 10:54:11 AM

  21. Titus 3:1-2 subject to principalities and powers...obey magistrates...

    Posted by: Scudder | Jun 5, 2014 10:55:52 AM

  22. Another "christian martyr." He thinks that when he bakes a wedding cake for a fee, he is participating in the wedding. I doubt that many, if any, couples would consider him a participant in their weddings just because he baked a cake. And if he is so against baking cakes for a ceremony against his "religious beliefs," why did he agree to bake a cake for a dog wedding party? Bottom line is that this guy was using his "religious beliefs" as an excuse for refusing to bake a cake in his business open to the public for a couple whose celebration he considered "icky." His arguments held no weight and the court ruled against him.

    Posted by: john patrick | Jun 5, 2014 10:58:22 AM

  23. Land looks like an old queen, no offense meant to the old queens.

    Posted by: lk | Jun 5, 2014 11:00:24 AM

  24. It's like forcing a white supremacist school teacher to teach black children!

    It's like forcing a misogynist psychotherapist to treat female patients!

    It's like forcing a Baptist minister to officiate at a Catholic's funeral!

    It's like forcing a scam operating as a church to pay taxes!

    Slippery slope! Slippery slope! Slippery slope!

    Posted by: Dickie Land | Jun 5, 2014 11:01:28 AM

  25. Whenever a religious fanatic attempts to make a parallel, it seems that up is down and down is up.
    It is YOUR Southern Baptist Church, Richard Land, that was established SPECIFICALLY to protest against the abolition of the enslavement of Blacks, supported the Klan, was the main source of the Klan's members, and stood against Black civil rights through every step of its history.

    A realistic parallel would be:

    Forcing an anti-gay Southern Baptist Klansman to serve a gay person in his place of business is like forcing an anti-Black Southern Baptist Klansman to serve a Black person.

    Posted by: GregV | Jun 5, 2014 11:04:09 AM

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