Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, would rather close his business than sell a wedding cake to a gay couple, but he insists it's nothing personal.

Phillips refused to consider baking a cake for Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig, who are set to marry in Provincetown, Massachusetts and are planning a reception in Denver.

Phillips told CBS affiliate KCNC-TV that he would rather shutter his shop than support gay marriage.

“If it came to that point, we would close down the bakery before we would compromise our beliefs, so that may be what it comes to. We'll see.”

But the cake shop owner went on to say that it's nothing personal: “If gays come in and want to order birthday cakes or any cakes for any occasion, graduations, or whatever, I have no prejudice against that whatsoever. It's just the wedding cake – not the people, not their lifestyle.”

Speaking to Denver Westword, Mullins, 28, said: “It was the most awkward, surreal, very brief encounter. We got up to leave, and to be totally honest, I said, 'Fuck you and your homophobic cake shop.' And I may or may not have flipped him off.”

(Related: Victoria Childress faces boycott for refusing wedding cake to lesbian couple.)