Story I saw in our Sunday paper.Cake shop owner will continue to reject orders for same-sex weddings
Two weeks ago, David Mullins and Charlie Craig didn't think much would come from the Facebook post they wrote condemning a Lakewood bakery that refused to make a cake for their same-sex wedding reception.
But, as word spread, their story sparked thousands to rally around the couple — and around Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, who turned the two away for religious reasons.
Phillips said he received more negative phone calls in the first few days but that most people who have come in or called recently share messages of support.
"When I do a cake for a first birthday party, I imagine the family gathered around taking pictures and laughing. When I do a graduation cake, I think of all the hard work it took to get them there," Phillips said. "I feel like I'm part of the celebration, and I can't take part in that kind of celebration (a same-sex wedding)."
Despite the protest, Phillips said he doesn't plan on lifting his ban.
"I'm not going to change my business because of a petition," Phillips said. "I'm just going to do the best I can do to honor Jesus Christ."