Supreme Court will hear case of Colorado baker who refused to make wedding cake for same-sex couple

Supreme Court justices voted to hear an appeal from the owner of a Colorado bakery who refused to create and design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

The high court has agreed to hear a major case pitting conservative Christian beliefs against gay rights, and decide whether some business owners may cite their religious views as a reason for refusing to serve same-sex couples.

  • canminuteman

    I think you could cite your freedom of association rights for your refusal to enter into a contract with someone. If the government can force us to enter into business contacts with people we don’t want to, we really don’t have any freedom at all.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    That the Court voted to hear the appeal is a good sign.

  • barryjr

    As a business owner limiting your clientele because of your personal beliefs could possibly cause problems for the survival of your business. That being said as a business owner decisions of this sort are part of the reason you started your own business. I’m an atheist and can’t understand excluding a group of potential customers based on religious beliefs but it’s not my choice, the only question I have on this is where does this go? Could this lead to something like the BDS movement that we all agree is bullshit and wrong? What would we say if it was a gay baker refusing to bake cakes for Christians because of their beliefs that being LGBTQ is a sin? The only other question I have on this is why did the gays choose this Christian business man if for no other reason than to stir the pot. However this goes I can see no ruling that won’t just cause more problems leading to who knows what.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Grant people merely the freedom of conscious to say “no”, I do not support your cause, and I refuse to be coerced.
      That’s all we ask.

      • barryjr

        I agree totally. Unfortunately “Big Gay” or whatever it’s called has forced the issue and there will be consequences. I don’t know what the results will be but I am pretty sure that nobody will be 100% happy with the outcome.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Since 1% of the people are gay, make the 99% happy.
          Are they saying that they couldn’t find any gay cake decorators?

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            It is an interesting side effect of the mainstreaming of gay culture that their clubs and bars are going extinct.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Taking your date to a gay bar was one of the best ways to ensure you were going to get some action that night.
            I wonder why that was?

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Because the music made by gay musicians is very fun to dance to.
            Many of my favourite bands of the eighties and nineties were gay.
            Exception, I fucking hate Queen.

    • canminuteman

      What is the right thing to do, and what is the smart thing to do and what the government can use force to coerce you into doing are three different issues.

      Business people refuse business all the time. Sometimes they have too much other work and don’t need the job, sometimes they think the job won’t be profitable enough to bother. Maybe they think they can’t do a very good job of it and don’t want to risk ruining their reputation by doing a poor job. Maybe they have done work for this client in the past and they were a pain in the ass so don’t want to work for them anymore. In any one of these scenarios the government doesn’t get involved and no one is suing anyone. This should be no different. Whether other people think it is a good reason or a poor reason is totally immaterial.

    • deplorabledave

      Apparently some people have the strength of their convictions. Whodda thunk it.

    • Exile1981

      Evidently a gay baker did refuse a ‘anti-gay’ cake commission, but the cops refused to press charges.

      • Interesting. Got a link?

        Of course that was entirely his right.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Having ended a twenty five year run in restaurant and hospitality more than ten years ago I can tell you that we never catered to the gay lobby.
      If we had we would have lost customers and gone out of business.

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    • RottyLover

      But the homosexuals won’t even ask a koranimal baker. They just want to destroy Christianity. More proof homosexuals are INSANE.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I wonder sometimes if the reason for gay anger against Christians might some how be linked to ‘celibate’ clergy.

  • Morticiaa

    Fuck I hope he wins
    His business
    His right to serve who the fuck he wants
    Some not many gays feel the same
    But these people eho took him to court are of the same ilk
    As that anti Semitic piece of garbage lawyer who
    Took Ezra to court and now sues a 77 year old woman
    For hanging a crosss on her back porch

  • Halal Bacon

    The homosexual activists are obviously looking to cause a scene with this law. If you’re going to marry the person you love, you don’t want the wedding cake made by someone who is forced to bake it. At best, they’ll just do a bad job. At worst, they’ll sabotage the cake – Oops. Sorry we used salt instead of sugar. The new guy got them mixed up. They do look the same.

    In a free country, a homosexual couple going to a bakery would learn they should go elsewhere when the manager says they don’t do gay weddings. They then go to another bakery that wants their business and bakes them a great cake.

    • Alain

      All that would be true if it were not for the radical homosexual agenda. That is why they purposely seek out well-known Christian businesses.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Hey Alain,
        Remember that dyke who went to the muslim barber ship and got refused service? Whatever happened with that one?

    • Frances

      Actually, being refused and suing the baker IS the point of the whole exercise. This man was known for his beliefs – he doesn’t do Hallowe’en cakes either or anything profane. So this couple deliberately targeted him because nothing says “I love you” like winning a lawsuit and getting enough damages to pay for the wedding.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Is not work forced under duress slavery?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I don’t understand why the baker who refuses on religious grounds doesn’t see it coming.
      What they should do is charge more and make bad cakes.

      • Alain

        Maybe that would be against his beliefs since it would be dishonest.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I see your point.
          Once, after work, we were hunkered down at the lounge we used to go to and I said to my buddy, ‘you know, there are some customers you just don’t want to have’.
          And the owner, who I grew up with said from behind the bar, ‘yes, absolutely, bad customers scare off the good ones’.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            If you are in a war you shouldn’t care about being dishonest.
            The honest people wouldn’t have won the second world war.