Mr. Phillips, a devout Christian cake shop owner in Colorado, was sued by a homosexual couple for refusing to make a wedding cake for their reception. The homosexual couple was married in Massachusetts as homosexual marriage is illegal in Colorado, although Colorado does have a civil union law that provides no religious protections for businesses.
A disturbing ruling in the Colorado cake shop owner case, the Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission ordered Mr. Phillips to make cakes for same-sex partners and Mr. Phillips and his staff also must attend special sensitivity and anti-discriminatory training. He must report quarterly for two years on staff anti-discrimination training and any customers he refuses to serve. The commission ruling upheld an administrative law judge’s finding in December. This is America? Not only must Mr. Phillips use his artistic talent to create cakes for same-sex couple weddings he must agree with it and attend special sensitivity and anti-discriminatory training to not only change his actions but to change his mind.