If you are referring to the Masterpiece Bakery of Lakewood, CO (the bakery that was at the root of this controversy last year)... they are alive and well. The bakery is about 100 yards from my office. I go by it every day. Though I can not attest to their financials, it appears they are doing fine (ok..my impression based on direct observation). My guess is the local publicity has resulted in a loyal following of Christian customers.
Sorry, you can't be footloose and fancy free with the facts....
BTW... in spite of my "progressive" credentials, I am a strong Christian and believe, given the artistic nature of their business, they should have the right to work for who they want to work and not be forced to apply their labor to something they believe is amoral. Gay marriage is a different thing. It is a "bigotry" that has solid Biblical foundation.
Last edited by upsideguy; 08-25-14 at 09:54 PM.
Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence who was also known as the “Father of Public Schools,” once had this to offer: “The only foundation for a republic is…religion. Without it there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty.”
Don’t miss the significance of that last statement: “..without virtue there can be no liberty….” The principle is clear – a lack of virtue engenders bondage. As one writer noted, “Intemperate men can never be free because their passions give rise to their fetters (bindings).” The more liberties a godless people achieve, the more enslaved they ultimately become in their worldly obsessions.
Still another founding father, the Reverend John Witherspoon, mirrored Benjamin Rush when he declared, “…Civil liberty cannot long be preserved without virtue….” (righterreport.com)
"Progressives aren't really progressive. They're regressive, all the way back to Sodom and Gomorrah." - author unknown
Some people are able to look outside indoctrination, dogma, ideology, and see a bigger picture. Like the Founding Fathers.