Baker Sued For Refusing To Write Anti-Gay Slogans On Cake

Hana LaRock
A Denver baker is being sued for refusing to do something she knew in her heart was wrong.

Marjorie Silva Baker

It's not everyday that people come in asking for anti-gay slogans on a bible-shaped cake, but this baker refused to do it.

Marjorie Silva is a baker at Azucar Bakery in Colorado who has a lot of experience making cakes for Christians. However, when she was asked to bake a cake that would say "God Hates Gays", along with two men holding hands with an X crossing them out, she said, "no way". Silva told USA Today, "We're not doing this. This is just very discriminatory and hateful."

Despite Silva's personal beliefs, she still offered to supply the customer, Bill Jack, with icing so he could write the message himself. 

Jack told that he felt discriminated against and filed a complaint with the Civil Rights division of the Department of Regulatory Agencies.

The law in Colorado states that businesses cannot refuse service based on factors of race, sex, marital status, or sexual orientation. However, Jack believes that he was discriminated against.

This is not the first time a bakery faced a situation such as this, and in Colorado. A few years ago, a bakery in Lakewood, refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple and was charged with discrimination.

It will be interesting to see where this case goes, but for now, Silva is being supported, even by prominent Christian groups.