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
Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.