Jack Phillips reveals abuse, vandalism and death threats after he refused to make gay wedding cake

Jun 10, 2021 by

by Billy Hallowell, Christian Post:

A Christian baker in Colorado who has been at the center of a yearslong debate after he declined to make a cake for a same-sex wedding has revealed the intense harassment and “horrific” response he and his business faced amid the fallout.

“The emails [and] the phone calls were sometimes horrific,” Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips recently told the “Edifi With Billy Hallowell” podcast of the events that followed his July 2012 cake refusal. “You’d just hear profanity.”

Phillips, who shares his story in the new book, The Cost of My Faith, said he had to protect his staff and totally take over any and all incoming phone calls to the bakery, as his business was severely impacted by the anger and angst.

And before long, the nasty phone calls morphed into something far more diabolical.

“We had our store vandalized. We had death threats,” he said. “I had a guy call me up one day, said he was in his car, he’s got a gun, he’s on his way to the shop and he’s going to blow my head off … the man kept calling and calling. It was just crazy.”

Listen to Phillips share his story and reveal why he wouldn’t simply “bake the cake” as some implored:

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