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Colo. baker says Jesus does not want him to bake cakes for gay couples

In a segment titled “The Death of Free Enterprise,” Fox News’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck speaks with Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding ceremony.

Philips says that it is “God’s design” for him to be a baker, and that he believes Jesus does not want him to bake cakes for same-sex couples.

Last week, a judge said Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against the couple “because of their sexual orientation,” and ordered him to serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs, or face fines.

Phillips said he’s willing to go to jail “if that’s what it takes” to avoid baking cakes for gays.


The American Civil Liberties Union filed the complaint against Phillips with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission last year on behalf of Charlie Craig, 33, and David Mullins, 29. The couple was married in Massachusetts and wanted a wedding cake to celebrate in Colorado.

Mullins and Craig wanted to buy a cake in July 2012, but when Phillips found out the cake was to celebrate a gay wedding, he turned the couple of away, according to the complaint.

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