Fox News' Elisabeth Hasselbeck on
Thursday sympathized with a Colorado baker who refused a gay couple.
Last week, Colorado's Civil Rights
Commission told suburban Denver-based Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack
Phillips that he must serve all customers regardless of sexual
The panel unanimously agreed with Judge
Robert N. Spencer's finding in December that Phillips violated the
state's civil rights law in 2012 when he refused to consider baking a
cake for a male gay couple celebrating their wedding, which took
place in Massachusetts. The couple's marriage is recognized in
Colorado as a civil union.
Appearing on Fox and Friends,
Phillips, who argues selling wedding cakes to gay couples is a
violation of his faith, said he was no longer taking orders for
Hasselbeck opened the segment by
stating that Colorado was “cracking down on religious freedom”
and later asked: “Is that freedom? And is that violation?”
Titles for the segment included “So
much for freedom,” “Forced feeding” and “Bake shop
“Keep going strong there Masterpiece
Cakeshop,” Hasselbeck said in ending the interview.
the entire segment at Equality Matters.)