Reader: Don't want criticism? Don't refuse to make a gay wedding cake

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Last week Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig stopped by Lakewood's Masterpiece Cakeshop to order a cake for their wedding reception -- what they hoped would be a rainbow-layered masterpiece decked out in teal and red frosting (their ceremony colors). Although they'll be reciting their vows in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the couple plans to celebrate with a reception for friends and family in Denver.

But they say that after bakery owner Jack Phillips listened to their request, he refused it: Masterpiece doesn't create cakes for gay weddings.

The report on that denial sparked an outpouring of comments, including this one from smallbusinessowner:

Isn't this "letting the market work"? It seems if a business makes a poor business decision to not include a potentially significant market that folks shouldn't be surprised when they get lambasted by upset once-potential customers. I know as a consumer I regularly let my friends know when I think a business fails to meet my needs. Masterpiece Cakeshop is simply experiencing the beauty of the free market.

And the free market is speaking freely about Masterpiece Bakery. Post your thoughts below, or join the conversation already under way here.



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nmic28732
nmic28732

And Mr. Mullins and Mr. Craig are definitely okay with doing something that goes against their beliefs.  I'll expect them to be regular customers of Chik-Fil-A. 

skybailey
skybailey

Gays are turning into bully thugs. Go somewhere else and get your cake. Stop whining. The baker doesn't have to make a product that he doesn't want to. Just because you think anal $ex is fine, the majority of Americans do NOT so get over it. Stop shoving your agenda down our throats. (pun intended)  Better yet, make your own cake because despite what you say, two guys putting on suits and playing dress up is NOT a real wedding anyway.

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