A Christian baker who refused to comply with a gay couple’s wedding cake orders has now won a case that explained how he could not be forced into doing something that went against his beliefs.
Jack Phillips who hails from Colorado owns the famous Masterpiece Cakeshop. But that didn’t stop him from declining one gay customer’s wedding order.
The baker’s shop which has reportedly been in the business for a number of years now is well renowned for its spectacular recreations and finger-licking desserts, including wedding specials and anniversary treats.
But when Jack, who claims to be a hardcore practicing Christian, received his first wedding cake order from a same-sex couple, he opted to let it go.
The same-sex couple who include Charlie Craig and his partner Dave Mullins requested his cake shop to design a wedding cake of their dream. But little did they know, the owner would politely decline their request on the basis of their queerness.
But right after taking his stand and putting his feet firm on the ground, Jack says that he soon started to get a bucketload of threatening calls. So many random people began to question his motive and why he would reject a cake just because the couple belonged to the gay community.
“I had to suffer days where my own wife was so scared to come into my shop,” he revealed.
“For me, it was like motivation and a challenge that would work to strengthen my faith and I took it on as my call to pray,” Jack revealed.
“There have been days that people have said so much but all I’ve ever done is taken it as a chance to pray,” Jack explained.
But when the couple opted to file a lawsuit against his behavior, little did anyone know that Jack would come out strong! Yes, he won the case in the supreme court which took his side on the matter.
While a recent order did state that the Masterpiece Cakeshop was currently not under the protection of the Fifth Amendment. Therefore, that meant he would need to begin to accept orders for the gay community or stop designing cakes altogether.