Comment of the Day

Reader: Why Would Gays Want Wedding Cake From Someone Who Hates Them?

We recently reported that the Colorado Supreme Court had declined to hear a case involving Masterpiece Cakeshop's refusal to make a cake for a gay couple, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, back in 2012.

This decision, which leaves standing a previous ruling in favor of Craig and Mullins, was a legal rebuke to Masterpiece owner Jack Phillips, who argued that he was simply acting upon his religious beliefs.

Most of our readers cheered the development, but not all.

Below, see a provocative take from someone who has a different viewpoint, followed by several of the many, many replies espousing opposing opinions.


Jerrod Cumberland writes:
If you're homosexual, why would you want your cake to be made by someone who hates you? Private business should have the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. But with that freedom also comes the risk that your business fails if enough people choose to shop elsewhere.
Anthony Luke writes:
That's not the point, discrimination is illegal.
Shawn McMahon writes:
Negative. I shouldn't have to commute across town for a cake because I'm gay.
Matt Padberg writes:
That's the sort of logic that led to "separate but equal" schools. Homosexual, heterosexual, black, white, Christian, Muslim, yada, yada, yada, we should all have the same rights and be free of institutionalized or legalized bigotry. The point is that homosexuals should have the choice. Someone else should not have the right to make the choice for them.

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