‘Jesus would have baked that cake’: Church lambasts Supreme Court bakers’ ruling

A church in Colorado has shared a heartwarming message of solidarity with the gay couple who lost a Supreme Court battle with a bakery that refused to make their wedding cake.

After the US Supreme Court ruled that ordering Masterpiece bakery to bake a cake for same-sex couple David Mullins and Charlie Craig violated religious expression, one pastor decided to remind their congregation that Jesus “worked with folks on the periphery of society.”

The South Broadway Christian Church went viral after they changed their billboard to read “Jesus would have baked that cake” in support of the couple, reported Raw Story.

“Jesus worked with folks on the periphery of society, mistreated and marginalised,” Pastor Dustin Adkins told KUSA.

“Those folks are the ones he welcomes the most.”

Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop, who is also based in Denver, had claimed that requiring him to make a wedding cake for a gay couple violates his religious freedom and free speech.

Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado speaks outside the US Supreme Court (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty)

“The Bible says, ‘In the beginning there was male and female,'” Phillips said to the couple in 2012 when they requested the cake.

“The laws and the Constitution can, and in some instances must protect gay persons and gay couples in the exercise of their civil rights, but religious and philosophical objections to gay marriage are protected views, in some instances protected forms of expression,” the court ruling read.

Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins, the gay couple who were denied having their wedding cake baked by cake artist Jack Phillips (Alex Wong/Getty)

Civil rights advocacy group The Campaign for Southern Equality said that they will continue to challenge these acts of discrimination whether the Supreme Court recognise them or not.

“Here in the South, we see daily evidence of the growing support for LGBTQ equality, even as we continue to face discriminatory laws. We will continue to fight for full equality — and nothing less,” they told CNN.

The US Supreme Court has ruled that a state violated ‘religious freedom’ protections by ordering a bakery to cease discriminating against same-sex couples.

Demonstrators rally in front of the Supreme Court building on the day the court is to hear the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, December 5, 2017. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

The court ruled 7-2 in favour of Colorado’s Masterpiece Cakeshop.

In a scathing dissent, Ruth Bader Ginsburg – known as the court’s most liberal justice – wrote: “I strongly disagree with the Court’s conclusion that Craig and Mullins should lose this case.”