Colorado baker Jack Phillips says Jesus
wanted him to deny a gay couple a wedding cake.
On Friday, a judge told Phillips that
he must serve all customers regardless of sexual orientation or face
fines. The “cease and desist” order came after Phillips, the
owner of suburban Denver-based Masterpiece Cakeshop, refused to
consider baking a cake for a Denver wedding reception to celebrate
the Massachusetts marriage of Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig.
Colorado baker who refused gay couple broke the law.)
Phillips appeared Tuesday on Fox &
Friends, where he was warmly greeted by host Elisabeth Hasselbeck
in a segment tilted The Death of Free Enterprise.
“Does becoming a business owner mean
you have to check your convictions at the door?” Hasselbeck
rhetorically asked viewers.
“Why is it important for you to have
a business and not have to abandon personal religious beliefs just to
make a buck?”
“I believe that's what God's designed
for me to do,” Phillips answered.
Phillips vowed to go to jail before
selling a wedding cake to a gay couple: “You know, if that's what
it takes. It's not like I have chosen this team or that team. This
is who I am, it's what I believe.”
“Do you feel as though you are
forfeiting your own rights and being forced, in other words, to
participate in their wedding by making a cake for them?” Hasselbeck
“They would be taking away my rights
to do what I do as a business owner, as an American citizen,”
Phillips replied. “And as a follower of Jesus Christ, I don't
believe that's what he wants me to do. And so my priorities would be
towards my faith rather than towards my safety or security.”
“We wish you well,” Hasselbeck
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