Christian baker says that Jesus wouldn’t bake a cake for gay people
A notorious Christian baker at the centre of a landmark US court case has claimed that Jesus Christ would discriminate against gay people.
Jack Phillips of Colorado’s Masterpiece Cakeshop is at the centre of a case over anti-LGBT discrimination that is set to be heard by the Supreme Court.
Phillips launched a legal challenge after being found in violation of state anti-discrimination laws for refusing to serve gay couple David Mullins and Charlie Craig.
The baker refused to make a cake for the couple after he found out they were celebrating their wedding, and continues to insist his religion requires discrimination against gay people.
Appearing on The View last week, Phillips claimed that Jesus Christ would have refused to make a cake for gay people too.
He said: “I believe that the Bible clearly teaches that marriage is between one man and one woman.
“Would Jesus have made the cake? I don’t believe he would have, because that would have contradicted the rest of the Biblical teaching.
“I don’t believe that Jesus would have made the cake if he had been a baker.”
The baker is defended by hardline anti-LGBT law firm Alliance Defending Freedom, which has sought to undermine LGBT rights protections in a number of states.
Though the ADF is framing the issue around a religious objection to same-sex marriage, their other cases show a much wider support for anti-LGBT discrimination.
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