In a disturbing report from The Daily Signal, a Christian baker from Colorado, Jack Phillips, broke down over the vitriol that’s been unleashed on him since he held true to his religious beliefs and declined to service a gay wedding. Phillips found the accusation that he’s just like a Nazi, launched, incredibly, by a government official, the most hurtful of all, especially since his father fought against the Nazis during WWII and shared with Phillips the first-hand horror he encountered.
Phillips was sued by gay couple Charlie Craig and David Mullins for refusing to make them a custom cake for their wedding back in 2012. The baker says he services people from the LGBT community all the time, but felt it was against his Christian faith to make the custom cake and therefore be participating in the gay wedding.
“I serve everybody,” he told the Signal, “I just don’t make cakes for every event; it’s never the people, it’s always the event that I look at.”
Phillips’ case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, is now set to hit the Supreme Court.