Christian conservative Bryan Fischer has come to the defense of a Colorado baker who refused to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple, claiming that he's the victim of a “secular inquisition.”

Last week, a judge told Jack 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.

(Related: Judge: Colorado baker who refused gay couple broke the law.)

On his AFA-sponsored Focal Point radio program, Fischer insisted that Phillips was the victim.

“Our secular theocrats have found this man guilty of heresy, guilty of idolatry, guilty of blasphemy, because he will not agree to the dogma of the secular theocrats,” Fischer told his audience. “He is a heretic and he must be punished just like the Spanish Inquisition did for those that went astray from the dogma of the church in their day.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

During an appearance on Fox News, Phillips vowed to go to jail before selling a wedding cake to a gay couple.

(Related: Colorado baker says Jesus wants him to discriminate against gay couples.)