Bryan Fischer: Christians Baking Cake for Gay Weddings is Slavery

by Jason St. Amand

National News Editor

Thursday June 5, 2014

Coming soon to a paranoid theater near you: "12 Years a Baker."

The always anti-gay Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association recently commented on last week's ruling where Colorado's Civil Rights Commission said a Christian bakery owner violated the state's anti-discrimination measure when he refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple who were legally married in another state. In typical fashion, Fischer somehow compared the decision to slavery.

As the Raw Story reports, Fischer, director of Issues Analysis at the AFA, said the bakery owner, Jack Phillips was a slave to "the gay Gestapo."

"When a man is forced, under threat of being sent to jail, to do work that he would not do unless he was compelled to do it, he is no longer a free man but a slave," he said. "Apparently someone forgot to tell the Stormtroopers in the homosexual movement about the civil war, the civil rights movement, and freedom of both will and conscience."

Fischer, making the same tired old argument, then said Colorado's Civil Rights Commission violated the baker's First Amendment right to freedom of religion by forcing him to comply with a state law he opposes.

"Not only is Phillips being reduced to slavery, he is now the victim of tyranny as well since he is being compelled by the government to violate his own conscience," Fischer added. "So meet our new overlords, the new owners of the American plantation, the gay mafia. All hail Big Gay, our new slave masters."

The seven-member Civil Rights Commission unanimously ruled in favor of the same-sex couple, who filed the complaint in 2012, on May 31.

"I can believe anything I want, but if I'm going to do business here, I'd ought to not discriminate against people," Commissioner Raju Jaram said.

After the ruling, Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, said: "I will stand by my convictions until somebody shuts me down."