Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary, has come to the defense of a Colorado baker who refused to serve 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 orientation.

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.

Land, who is guest hosting FRC's Washington Week radio show, asserted that Phillips “did not refuse to serve these people.”

“He offered them his services. He just did not want to provide his services as part of a gay wedding ceremony,” Land said.

“This would be like going to a bakery owned by an African-American and saying, 'By the way, you have to bake a cake for a KKK induction ceremony, under penalty of law,'” he said.

During an appearance on Fox News, Phillips said he was no longer accepting orders for wedding cakes.