I find it extremely offensive to compare one man’s loss of his business simply because he refused to do business with a specific segment of society with a period in history where many lives were lost because the Catholic Church deemed their beliefs were heresy. Religion may be involved in both, but Mr Phillips was in no danger of losing his life. His livelihood, yes, but that’s what happens when you want to deal with only certain members of the general public.
The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer is mincing few words in his defense of Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker who was recently ordered by a judge to provide wedding cakes for same-sex couples or risk facing fines.
Fischer, whose opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights is well-established, said Phillips, who owns Denver’s Masterpiece Cakeshop, was a victim of what he described as “the Secular Inquisition” on an installment of his “Focal Point” Radio Show, Right Wing Watch first reported.