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Christian baker sentenced to re-education for opposing homosexual marriage
An Administrative Law judge in Colorado named Robert Spencer has issued an extraordinary rule in the case of Masterpiece Cake Shop which refused to help two homosexuals make a mockery of marriage.
A Colorado baker found guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple must go through sensitivity training as part of his penance and rehabilitation. In December of last year, Administrative Law Judge Robert Spencer found Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, guilty of discriminating against same-sex couple Dave Mullin and Charlie Craig when he told them in July 2012 that he couldn’t bake them a wedding cake because homosexual behavior conflicted with his Christian beliefs.
Phillips appealed the verdict to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which stood by Spencer’s decision and ordered May 30 that Phillips be required to bake wedding cakes for same-sex couples in conflict with his moral Christian convictions. Additionally, Phillips and his staff will have to submit to a regimen of state-sanctioned sensitivity training to make sure they are in line with Colorado’s non-discrimination statute.
Over the next two years Phillips will also be required to submit quarterly reports to Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission concerning his business practices, informing the commission whether he has turned any business away, most importantly homosexual customers. “So if his shop is closed or he’s out of flour, he needs to report to the commission,” explained Nicolle Martin of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the conservative Christian legal advocacy group that represented Phillips in the case, to Fox News on June 5.
This is only one step short of being sent to a re-education camp. This particular judge, who seems to be a hardcore lefty used to making up the law as he goes along, has convicted Phillips of something he didn’t do. He did not refuse to sell the cake to David Mullins and Charlie Craig because the were homosexual or because he was afraid where they might put the cake did he make it and thereby become liable for a product liability lawsuit.
He refused because he wanted nothing to do with the celebration of a homosexual marriage, which, as this is written, is not legal in Colorado.
Not only has Mr. Phillips’ religious beliefs been completely ignored he is now being forced to re-educate himself and his work force on the importance of celebrating sodomy and he must pay for the privilege of expanding his view of what Christianity permits.
This is just another example of, to quote Erick, being made to care.
If anyone thinks the gay privilege activists are going to be content to let you live your life in peace, you are mistaken. In the words of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, they can’t allow that to happen:
Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it. So it always has been. So it always will be.
What Mr. Phillips did was no different than a Jewish baker refusing to bake a cake to celebrate Adolf Eichmann’s birthday. He was asked to do something offensive and no one was harmed by his refusal, if anyone was harmed it was Mr. Phillips who turned down a paying client in order to remain true to his faith. But his witness against immorality could not be allowed to stand and the power of the state, administered by little Eichmanns like this administrative law judge, Robert Spencer, was used to crush him.