BAKERY WILL NO LONGER SELL WEDDING CAKES AFTER LOSING DISCRIMINATION SUIT!

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Jack Phillips will no longer make or sell wedding cakes.

The Colorado bakery owner said after the state Civil Rights Commission ruled he discriminated against a gay couple for refusing to sell them a cake, he’s completely out of the business.

In 2012 David Mullins and Charlie Craig went to the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood to order a cake for their wedding. They planned to be married in Massachusetts and hold the reception in Colorado. Phillips told them he doesn’t believe in gay marriage and refused to sell them a cake.

The couple sued Phillips and a judge ruled in their favor. Phillips appealed to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, but recently lost again

Since the commission’s ruling, he said his religious convictions are behind his decision – he’s denied wedding cakes to other same-sex couples before. “We would close down the bakery before we would complicate our beliefs,” Phillips said after the hearing. He said he would be fine selling cupcakes for a birthday party for someone who is gay but added, “I don’t want to participate in a same-sex wedding.”

The couple said they feel vindicated. “We’ve already been discriminated there,” Mullins said. “We’ve already been treated badly. “The next time a gay couple wanders in there asking for a wedding cake, they won’t have the experience we had.”

For the record, here’s the 2012 exchange between David Mullins and shop owner Phillips when they came to his shop to order the cake. Neither party disputes this account. Tell me who is treating whom badly:

The ordeal began in 2012 when Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig solicited a cake for their wedding from Phillips’ shop. They were turned down by Phillips, who has been a Christian for 35 years and whose religious convictions do not permit him to endorse same-sex weddings. At the time, Phillips told the men “I’ll make you birthday cakes, shower cakes, sell you cookies and brownies, I just don’t make cake for same-sex weddings.”

The couple responded with an obscene hand gesture (courtesy of Mullins) and an airing of grievances over Facebook. “It was the most awkward, surreal, very brief encounter,” Mullins said. “We got up to leave, and to be totally honest, I said, ‘F*** you and your homophobic cake shop.’ And I may or may not have flipped him off.”

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