Last week, a Denver area cake shop told a gay couple that they would not make them a rainbow wedding cake for the couple’s upcoming wedding in Providence, MA. David Mullins, 28 and Charlie Craig, 31 say they were shocked when they showed up for a wedding cake tasting at Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado and were turned away by the shop’s owner and master baker Jack Phillips.
The couple immediately posted their experience at Masterpiece Cakeshop on Facebook prompting over 1000 people to send angry messages to the bakery owner.
Macklin MacKenzie, a 19-year-old resident of Denver and a member of the LGBT community, heard about the couple’s plight through a friend and was outraged. He started a petition on SignOn.org and over 4,125 Coloradans have joined his campaign. MacKenzie explained, “By denying service to gay couples, they are essentially slapping us all in the face, and I simply cannot stand idly by while such shameful behavior is allowed to continue. I am not sure how the cakes taste, but I know bigotry and hate tastes disgusting!” On Saturday, protesters flocked to the shop to urge Mr. Phillips to reconsider his decision.
VIEW THE PETITION HERE: http://signon.org/sign/boycott-masterpiece-cakeshop