COLORADO'S REVERSE DISCRIMINATION: YES TO GAY MARRIAGE, NO TO BIBLE VERSES
In a bizarre new twist on the religious liberty front, Colorado officials have determined that bakeries must cater to proponents of gay marriage but are not legally obliged to decorate cakes with Bible verses.
Christian activist Bill Jack has denounced a decision by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which found Azucar Bakery in Denver not guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a cake adorned with Bible quotes condemning sodomy.
Last March, Jack went to Azucar Bakery and requested two cakes to be decorated with biblical messages.
"I requested two cakes, each in the shape of an open Bible. On the first cake I requested on one page, 'God hates sin - Psalm 45:7,' and on the facing page, 'Homosexuality is a detestable sin - Leviticus 18:22,'" Jack said.
Jack also said:
On the second cake I requested on one page, "God loves sinners," and on the facing page, "While we were yet sinners Christ died for us - Romans 5:8." I also requested a decoration of two groomsmen holding hands with a cross in the background with a ghostbusters symbol over it to illustrate that such a union is unacceptable biblically.
On Good Friday, the Department of Regulatory Agencies handed down its decision that refusing such a request did not constitute discrimination.
Jack has decried what he calls the "hypocrisy" of the decision, after the same department found a Christian baker guilty of discrimination for declining to bake a cake for a gay wedding.