Jack Phillips, the Colorado man at the center of a recent court ruling that ordered he agree to cater a same-sex wedding, will stand by his religious convictions in the face of prosecution.
“I don’t feel that I should participate in their wedding, and when I do a cake, I feel like I’m participating in the ceremony or the event or the celebration that the cake is for,” he said.
Last week, a judge found that Phillips’s Masterpiece Cakeshop had violated discrimination laws by turning away a same-sex couple in 2012. While the judge did not impose a penalty, the bakery will face repercussions if it refuses to make cakes for same-sex weddings in the future. Phillips’s attorney said the baker is considering appealing the ruling.