Calling this discrimination based on “who gays are” really misses the point of the dispute. The baker did not discriminate against Mullins and Craig because they are gay—he was happy to do business with them and sell them anything except a wedding cake. He discriminated against an event, not against people. He wasn’t unwilling to make them a cake; he was unwilling to make a certain kind of cake.
Incidentally, Jack Phillips the baker does not make Halloween treats, either, because of his religious beliefs. If a person asks him to make a cake for a Halloween party and he refuses, will they sue for discrimination too? Of course not. That would be ridiculous.
The baker says he will pay the fine and will even shut down his shop if he has to. I applaud him for standing up for his religious principles, but I think it’s sad that he has to risk his livelihood to stand up for his religious beliefs. This is another example of the government demanding that people in business violate their religious principles in order to continue doing business.
Listen to the radio commentary here: