The Colorado Christian baker who was sued for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex couple has been asked to design a cake celebrating Satan’s birthday.
“I would like to get a quote on a birthday cake, for a special event,” said the email request to baker Jack Phillips, sent Sept. 30.
“It is a cake that is religious in theme, and since religion is a protected class, I am hoping that you will gladly bake this cake. As you see, the birthday cake in question is to celebrate the birthday of Lucifer, or as they [sic] are also known Satan who was born as Satan when he was cast from heaven by God.”
The request was asking for a price quote for the cake, which also included an “upside down cross, under the head of Lucifer.”
Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, has a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Previously, Phillips refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple’s marriage reception. He was found guilty of discrimination by a Colorado state agency and the courts.
Phillips said he couldn’t design cakes that involve witchcraft and explicit sexuality.
“The request for Jack to make a cake celebrating Satan proves the danger of using these kinds of laws to force people in the artistic profession to create artwork that violates their beliefs,” Jeremy Tedesco, a senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, told The Daily Signal.
Someone also requested that Phillips make a second Satan-theme cake, which would show Satan smoking a joint.
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Publication date: October 17, 2017