Todd Starnes Has The Colorado Sadz

“Jack will be required by the government to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples. If he denies anyone service, he will be required to explain why. He is also expected to retrain his staff in the state’s anti-discrimination policies – including his 88-year-old mother. It sounds like the government wants to round up Phillips and his staff and haul them to a reeducation camp – where they can be purged of the religious beliefs that offend the LGBT community. If you Google Jack’s name – you’ll find that many of the LGBT bullies and their minions have smeared his good name. He’s been called all sorts of things – from homophobic to a right-wing bigot. But in reality he’s none of those things. And when all is said and done – Jack Phillips does not answer to the Colorado Court of Appeals. He answers to a Higher Power.” – Todd Starnes, writing for Fox News.

  • TallBearNC

    The problem is too many right wing Christians believed or believe that Christianity should govern the laws of this country. Our country is not supposed to put one religion or elevate one religion above another. So unless politicians are ready to let all religions of fact the laws of this country, then none shall. They are all whining about religious freedoms when none of the religious freedoms have been taken away because nowhere in the Bible does not say to do business with the center or a gay person or a homosexual – nowhere so therefore the religious freedoms in the First Amendment rights are not being violated. Now the Bible specifically said that somebody is not to interact or do business with gay people, then this would be a first amendment violation, but seeing that the Bible has no such passage there is no first amendment violation here

    • MattM

      To get them to realize this would require them to read both the bible and the Constitution. Reading really isn’t their strong suit.

      • David Walker

        Dutifully, unquestioningly listening to the preacher is, however. 11th Commandment: Thou shalt not think.

        • Chucktech

          Just as well, they’re all hard of thinking anyway.

    • Todd20036

      Their idea of religious freedom is that Christians can boss around anyone they want (gays, blacks, non Christians) and public accommodations be damned. Basically, they want white, Christian privilege. THAT is their idea of “freedom”.

      • Gyeo

        To them freedom means taking away someone’s rights in the fear they will forfeit theirs. The stupid zero sum mentality is pervasive in the evangelical community.

        • RoFaWh

          You must understand that “they” have already had a Big Big Big Right taken away: the right to not have anything change in society after their 18th birthdays.

    • NZArtist

      The problem is that too many christians have an invisible friend.
      Having an invisible friend is not sane. It’s not healthy. It makes you do crazy things.

      • noni

        Too many? They all have an invisible friend.

        • NZArtist

          Exacterly.

    • Chucktech

      Christian response: TR;DR (Too rational; didn’t read.)

      • Robincho

        Robincho response: TBSSAA (Too Busy Still Staring At Avatar)…

        • Chucktech

          That, too…

          Damn mouse seems to be stuck hovering over it…

          • David Walker

            Mouses around the country are most likely stuck in place right now.

    • David L. Caster

      The issue is complex, and the courts, particularly SCOTUS, haven’t always done the work to make things clear enough to avoid a succession of battles over the issue. See, for instance, here.

      Many of the voices on the Right are driven by the thoughts of those with little to no real information about the complexities of public accommodation laws and the first amendment, nor even the US constitution:

      While the United States Constitution’s First Amendment identifies the rights to assemble and to petition the government, the text of the First Amendment does not make specific mention of a right to association. Nevertheless, the United States Supreme Court held in NAACP v. Alabama that the freedom of association is an essential part of the Freedom of Speech because, in many cases, people can engage in effective speech only when they join with others. —Source

      To say that many on the Right engage in low-dimensional thinking is an understatement. Too many of the Right only repeat baseless claims and nonsense put into their heads by the equally less informed who themselves are repeating some talking point from a propaganda outlet like Faux News, WND, and of course organizations like Liberty Counsel.

  • Rod Steely

    There’s that slippery slope they love. First thing you make people follow the law and treat the public equally, next thing you know you’re rounding them up and reeducating them. Almost like a conversion- maybe like being born again?

    • crewman

      They are excellent at slippery slope predictions. They have been warning loudly for years that if men could marry men then people would marry their dogs. Has anyone seen recent statistics on the number of dog-man marriages? I’m sure it’s well into the hundreds if not millions.

      • JaniceInToronto

        It would be an abomination…

        I’m looking into marrying my parrot though. It’s just natural.

        • another_steve

          I would enter into a polygamous marriage with my rescued Eastern Box Turtle, if I could. My man and my turtle. My two loves.

          My husband rescued the girl, injured, from suburban New Jersey woods-clearing bulldozers in 1955, and she’s been in the family ever since.

          I like the cat too, but she’s essentially a self-centered bitch who’s into it only for the snacks.

          The turtle, on the other hand, truly loves me.

          • David Walker

            I was on a bridge over a natural pool of water one summer day. It was beautiful, tranquil, perfect. A couple of trout were jumping up to feed on fresh bugs. I noticed a turtle on the far bank jump into the water. I assumed it was swimming because it was a beautiful day. Instead, he swam to the bridge and looked up at me, clearly curious about this large creature standing on that cement thing. It was one of those really wonderful, rewarding moments of two completely different critters saying “hi.” It was truly a memorable, sort of bonding moment.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            I love these stories. As a kid on the farm we had ducks
            ( mallards ), and one day a momma appeared from under a shed with 18 little fluff balls. I couldn’t wait to guide them to the pond.

            What a peaceful view. Perfect straight line across the still water as momma introduced them to the world.

            Then a quick splash and a week vocal peep, as the last duckling was snatched by a snapper turtle.

            🙁

          • Chucktech

            It’s part of gawd’s plan, you see…

          • David Walker

            And you’ve been in therapy ever since. There’s something about getting your life lessons from the usually wonderful Mother Nature that tends to leave a mark.

          • another_steve

            Well, we philosophical daoists see it this way: The duckling’s loss was the turtle’s gain.

            In the natural world untarnished by the human hand, there are no winners or losers.

          • vorpal

            =ears perk=

            Another philosophical Taoist / Daoist / 道教徒???
            I don’t think I knew this about you!

          • another_steve

            Quite possibly why we’ve been attracted to each other’s comments, vorpal. 😉

            Over the years I’ve been active on the various internet dao boards, which (as is the way of things) has sometimes been a wonderful experience and sometimes a horrible one. Have you visited any of them?

            I’ve encountered very little homophobia on them. A tiny bit now and then, but not much. Mostly fucked up heterosexist understandings of yin/yang.

            Dialoguing with other queer philosophical daoists is fun!

          • another_steve

            Beautiful, David. Thanks.

            There are those magic moments, those very special moments, when one has the sense that some kind of “special communication” has been exchanged across species.

            Impossible to put in words, but you’ve done quite well there, my friend. 😉

          • David Walker

            Thank you.

          • J

            You can keep your Eastern Box. Once polygamy, bestiality, incest and pederasty are all legal, I call dibs on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

          • another_steve

            I can get into all of that, but not the reptile part.

            Reptiles, generally, have very sharp claws.

            Not good for a lover’s complexion.

      • TimCA

        The slippery slope is generally used by people who have nothing legitimate to say about the topic at hand. It’s just deflection.

        • LovesIrony

          and hunky tobboganers sitting leg spread up against each other

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Someone tried to marry their lawnmower in Iowa a while back,but were turned away.
        This time.

  • MattM

    Hey, Todd. If you feel so strongly about it, put him on the pay roll. I bet you make a nice chunk of change from your Fox News gig. I’m sure you’re more than wealthy enough to do right by our oh-so righteous neighbor and political ally.

    What’s that? You’re just bringing attention to yourself? Oh.

    • b

      Yea. Put your money where the bitch lives. Give asshole a new life, and fund, fund, and fund some more. bragging bitch.

      • MattM

        ??????????

    • Reality Check

      Putting up these articles about “sadz” is getting to be a bit teenagerish. I get posting that there has been a victory for gay rights but rubbing it in is bit childish. Time for the gay rights movement to grow up!

      • ericpayne

        I disagree. There have been some remarkable achievements in a short period of time, but to say “okay, we’ve won” and then ignore those occasions when, and where, the bigotry remains and is acted upon is to, essentially, condone that bigotry. We would, ultimately, be saying “Okay, it’s no big deal.”

        So, if it’s “no big deal” AFTER our civil rights were affirmed by SCOTUS… what was the big deal before?

        • Reality Check

          There is nothing for Todd Starnes to “act upon.” This is just braggadocio. I look to African-American forums where upon victory of a civil rights ruling with the EEOC, the victory is acknowledged and celebrated but no one posts the comments of the loser and rubs it in their face. This is called maturity. If anything, their is a respective “let’s agree to disagree.”

          • ericpayne

            You’re looking in the wrong place, though.

            Rather than looking in “the African-American forums” of today for the commentary of court challenges won today, you should be comparing the discriminated-upon community’s public commentary following the 1964 Civil Rights Act, or SCOTUS’ decision in 1967’s Loving v. Virginia.

            Yeah, 40 years from now, a “sadz” posting would be just… well… sad.

  • oikos

    I do believe you’ve misplaced your clutching pearls, Miss Starne

    • Now Anon

      Goodness! Looks like an early picture of Aunt Pearl. Seriously, Starnes could totally do the Joe Sears characters in Greater Tuna.

      • oikos

        She was made for the stage……………of a non returning rocket.

        • barracks9

          And sure to leave skidmarks on the stratosphere.

          • Robincho

            I love it when you go all ass-tronomical on me…

      • Mike Solo

        Who would play Vera Carp? Sarah Palin?

        • Now Anon

          I’m thinking more like Tony Perkins.

          “Virgil! Be reverent!”

        • Nic Peterson

          Caribou Barbie would play the feeble minded sister. I forget her name. I know it’s shameless typecasting but it works.

      • Bill Doyle

        “Awww… Roscoe… You look so… waxy….”

    • Goodboy
      • oikos

        I love that!

  • Steverino

    Love child of Charles Colson and Elton John says what?

    • Mark

      Oh no…EJ would have drowned that rodent boy….but….wait…. Seems EJ may have done a tribute ……

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEkgKN0hoNU

      Decidedly not worthy of any note…..the song is as annoying as the rodent boy it enshrines……

      • Yup, this was one of the worst songs on the album 🙂

        I always thought “Pinky” woulda worked as a theme tune to some sorta cheesy 70s sitcom.

  • Capritaur

    “He’s been called all sorts of things – from homophobic to a right-wing bigot.”

    How preposterously rude and classless! Unlike Donald Trump’s restrained and diplomatic use of fat pig, which Toddy clearly prefers.

  • Mark

    So, uh, Todd. Could you tell me at what age being a bigot becomes OK? On the other hand, why is this dick having his 88 year old mother work in his factory ??? Is he snagging her SS check to pay his rent or car payment?

  • Chris Baker

    No one is requiring them to change their religious beliefs. Only their business practices. If you don’t believe that people should drink alcohol, then don’t work at a bar. If you don’t think that gays should marry (or “marry”) then don’t work in the wedding industry. If you don’t think that blacks should marry whites, then don’t work in the wedding industry.

    • TallBearNC

      They have no constitutional or laws to stand on because the religion does not for bid them from interacting with gay people. Nowhere in the Bible does it says a Christian cannot interact with a gay person… If it did, that I would be one of the first people to say that these people were having their freedoms of religion damaged, but they are not. No one is asking for forcing his people to marry same-sex couples. That’s why clerks must do the jobs they were hired for – issue marriage licenses and obey the laws of this country – that is their job description. So it the laws are that gay people can get married, then their job description is the issue licenses but they are still not doing the actual Marrying – so there is still no religious freedoms lost here. The whole religious freedom movement is to scare Christians into thinking that they are going to be persecuted and not be allowed to practice their faith which is just a bunch of crap

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        They do seem to scare easily.

        • Chucktech

          It’s not that they scare easily, they’re just easily excitable.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            And gullible.

  • Ben in Oakland

    “It sounds like the government wants to round up Phillips and his staff and haul them to a reeducation camp – where they can be purged of the religious beliefs that offend the LGBT community.”
    Toddy, it just SOUNDS that way, because you seem to need to believe that. The government just wants him not to discriminate. And Actually, all he has to do is say “I’m booked”.
    cheaper for everyone.

    • kevin vincent

      Seriously we pretty give them so many frieken loopholes to the thing and they never listen incredible isn’t it?

  • D. J.

    Who let him out of his can…..again? whoever you are…..you’re grounded!

  • Gustav2

    A long, long, time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Christians I knew growing up would not be so unkind or rude or dare I say, un-Christian, to deny service to anyone.

    Besides, they were American capitalists, too,

    • BearEyes

      it was a private, personal matter then – not an in your face weapon.

      • Gustav2

        And no one really asked at work or school, it just wasn’t done. The question was offensive. Now, if you had to take a religious holiday off, all you did was ask.

    • noni

      Fiction. Christians have always been this way.

      Ready to deny someone at the drop of a hat in the name of their religion.

      • David Walker

        I disagree. These shits have always been around, but so have the Jimmy Carters. I’m a non-believer, but I have been around too many people who actually try to live by what their rule book says to concede that all of them have always been thus.

  • JaniceInToronto

    Says Mr. Fuckety-fuck.

  • Michael Hampton

    I keep telling them that they can easily move their business to Oklahoma or Arkansas or Michigan or any of the 29 states that don’t have anti-discrimination laws. If their religious beliefs are so strong, why not move to where they CAN legally discriminate. Apparently, their beliefs are strong enough to be required to discriminate, but not strong enough to warrant them moving to places that will allow it.

    • noni

      They want gays to move someplace else. They readily tell gay people to go to another county to get your marriage license or cake.

      • Good point. Never thought of tossing it back in their faces. New argument learned! 🙂

      • no, they really don’t. that’s the sad thing. how many times have i read about these bigots, living in nice gay friendly areas and making money off the people who live in them. i wonder why that is? could it be that gay friendly towns are where people with jobs and money live? unlike, say, northeast TX, where every other unmarried pregnant xtian and her six feuding boyfriends live off of the three welfare checks between them?

        they may spit at us, and a few of them are stupid enough to want to go for a gofundme martyr’s cashgrab. but most of them? oh, no. they need us and our allies to survive, and they know it.

  • PLAINTOM

    “He’s been called all sorts of things – from homophobic to a right-wing bigot.” It’s called truth in advertising.

    • LovesIrony

      damn, I left right-wing out

    • D. J.

      Reputations tend to be earned. Good and/or bad.

      • PLAINTOM

        The internet and I still remember when the haters said they were proud to be called bigots.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    It’s amazing how god always seems to agree with these bigots. As Susan B. Anthony once said, “I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.”

  • Alpha 50327

    Pederast.

  • Hue-Man

    “Jack Phillips does not answer to the Colorado Court of Appeals.”

    Well, this could get interesting. I imagine the judges might have a different “opinion”.

    • oikos

      More sovereign citizen BS.

    • Chucktech

      Yeah, well we’ll just goddam well see about that…

    • noni

      So far Clerk Kim Davis is not answering for anything either.

      Why is that?

      It’s because gays are second class citizens. Even when the law says no discrimination allowed, the courts sit back and let the Christians defy their rulings and do nothing.

      • zhera

        And NOM. (Maine)

      • Hue-Man

        I’ll be generous and guess that the court is exercising discretion, hoping that she’ll change her mind – the optics to the uninformed aren’t great for immediate arrest of a gentle, white, christianist woman just trying to do her job while being abused by Big Government.

        Or they may be treading lightly because she’s already started a lawsuit against the Governor.

      • Reality.Bites

        Or maybe it’s because the people who were denied a license again have to see their lawyer, make a declaration and file paperwork with the court, that the court then has to review and give the clerk a chance to respond?

        It’s not a police state where people are just hauled off to jail without a chance to speak.

        I am honestly AMAZED at how many people here just expect matters of civil law to be dealt with with the same urgency as a hostage taking!

        • McSwagg

          Yes! Why do people not understand that the courts respond to petitions/lawsuits/complaints filed by individuals. In this sense, the courts are reactive.

  • CB

    So, Todd, an octogenarian is not required to follow the laws of the country? Is that your point?

    • Chucktech

      She’s probably some kind of scullery slave in that bakery…

    • Reality.Bites

      Reagan didn’t

  • James

    It’s fun to make fun of idiots like these, but all joking aside, all this hyperbole really does do harm. First, there are still places today where people are actually rounded up and sent to “reeducation” camps, and it looks nothing like “you are free to run your business but you must follow the same laws as everybody else.” People like Starnes are taking real human tragedies and trying to score cheap points by making utterly false comparisons. Second, there are unhinged people who take the nonsense these morons spout at face value and some of them are spurred to commit acts of violence against the targets of their hate.

  • Total nut case. Religious fanatics are convinced they are ruled by a higher power. No such thing exists. They are ruled by the laws of the land. Live with it.

    • MattM

      And the laws of physics. I’m sure Todd’s knees are painfully aware of that.

      • Sk3ptic

        Not to mention his penis, which he hasn’t seen without the help of a mirror and a strategically placed brace for years.

        • Do I dare trot out something about Mr. Grainger’s truss? 😀

  • barracks9

    “He is also expected to retrain his staff in the state’s anti-discrimination policies – including his 88-year-old mother.”

    Yes. Fucking Christ, yes. Ignorance of the law is no excuse, which is why most companies, large and small, have periodic trainings to make sure that all employees, regardless of age, know what the laws are. This applies to workplace safety, discrimination, many things. As though this douchenozzle has ever had a real job.

    • oikos

      What a guy making his 88 year old mother work. He probably forces her to so he can save a buck on employee benefits. She probably lives with him and he doesn’t pay her. These RWNJs are exploiters all the way.

      • barracks9

        Plus, how demeaning of Hamface to imply that she’s incapable of understanding that you don’t get to be bigoted ratbastard just because your skydaddy’s having a midlife crisis!

        • oikos

          To be fair, he probably learned most of it from her.

          • David Gervais

            You don’t get to be 88 years old without learning that ‘God commanded’ that people treat each other with respect.

          • oikos

            Many bigots learn their bigotry from their parents.

          • noni

            Something tells me that that 88 year old broad never learned respect for anyone.

          • noni

            and Mom is still calling the shots.

          • LovesIrony

            bourbon please

          • Gerry Fisher

            mmm-hmmm!

        • Gerry Fisher

          This.

  • Gustav2

    He’s been called all sorts of things – from homophobic to a right-wing bigot.

    And your complaint?

    • barracks9

      And we’ve said even more creative and equally accurate things about you, Toodles!

    • Chucktech

      “Damn, these shoes fit too well…”

  • dcurlee

    First I doubt he has ever spoke to the man. As for retraining you know what treat everyone equally and no training needed

  • Dreadwraith

    The court isn’t asking him to sacrifice his 88 year old grandma (that’s something his god would do), they’re just asking him to bake a damn cake and treat people with respect.

    • Tor

      All poodles deserve respect!

      • Dreadwraith

        I suppose. Hell let’s respect all dogs while were at it.

        • Beagle

          Sounds good to me!

  • Six Pins Delores

    “It sounds like the government wants to round up Phillips and his staff and haul them to a reeducation camp – where they can be purged of the religious beliefs that offend the LGBT community”
    It sounds like Turd Stool has at last departed around the fricken pipe.

  • Chucktech

    “Jack will be required by the government to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples.”

    If Jack is legally in the wedding cake business, then yes, Toad, the government WILL require him to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples.

    “He is also expected to retrain his staff in the state’s anti-discrimination policies – including his 88-year-old mother”

    If Jack wants to keep the legal and constitutional heat off, then yes, that would be most prudent. As for mom? Well, it’s probably about time to “put her down,” don’t you think, Toad?

    • noni

      Mom’s going an a 40 day fast for Jesus anyway.

      • Chucktech

        C’mon,. mom, you can do that standing on yer head…

    • zhera

      Retraining Day:

      ‘Dear colleages and employees,
      today you will learn how to uphold the laws while working here.

      We shall now treat LGBT people like everyone else. They can not be denied service based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

      OK, back to work.’

      Yeah, it’s so hard to ‘retrain’ the staff!

      • Chucktech

        Minor suggestion, if I may. You need to insert a long pause after “We shall now treat LGBT people like everyone else.” This allows the christian miscreants to gag, gasp, puke, rend their clothing, beat their breasts, or say a little ejaculation to the Jeezy. THEN continue.

  • MarkOH

    GASP! The next thing you know, they’ll be forcing lunch counters to serve blacks! When will the madness end?

  • SFBruce

    If Starnes is so concerned about civility, he might show that by re-thinking the vast majority of his public statements. Insults delivered with a smile and southern “charm” are still insults.

  • gaymex

    Staff meeting: “I want you to treat everyone fairly and equally. We are lucky to have customers. Smile and thank them for their business. If you can’t do that, then you’re fired…that goes for you too mom. Okay, back to work.”

    It’s really not difficult.

    • Gigi

      “You sound like an anti-Christian, God-hating fascist.” — Todd Starnes

      • gaymex

        That’s mostly true. I’m a homofascist

        • Gigi

          Shoot. I couldn’t remember that one. Thanks.

    • Chucktech

      Probably more like Staff Meeting: “This is a difficult staff meeting for me to hold… Apparently, we have to treat the fags nice or we’ll all go to the clink, like Toad Starnes and Tony PerKKKins say. If we only had enough good christian customers we might be able to tell all the fags and libtards to fuck off, but apparently, gawd has forsaken us.

      So I’m afraid we’ll have to be nice to those gawdless pervs, offer it up to the Jeezy, and try not to puke the blood o’ christ when doing it. You, too, mom. I know what you think you heard gawd say, but you know how your hearing aid fucks with you.”

      • gaymex

        You’re probably right. I let my own management style creep in by mistake.

        • Chucktech

          Oh, big mistake when you’re trying to manage christians…

          • gaymex

            I don’t think I ever managed any…they usually weeded themselves out during training sessions.

          • Chucktech

            Nice when that happens, eh?

          • gaymex

            Yes. I would always make a point of telling them that our business was gay friendly and a safe place for kids who were having trouble at home–abused etc. Everyone knew we ran a liberal/progressive place, so shitheads seldom applied.

  • Taylor

    “It sounds like the government wants to round up Phillips and his staff and haul them to a reeducation camp – where they can be purged of the religious beliefs that offend the LGBT community.”

    Hey Todd,

    Can you tell me how informing Jack and his staff, about Public Accommodations laws, and what is considered discrimination under those laws, purges anyone of their religious beliefs?

    A religious belief isn’t tangible, sugar. It can’t be given to you, or taken from you, no matter how much information you are given about the laws that apply to the business you own, or work for.

    You’re a fucking idiot!

    Love ya, mean it!

  • Gigi

    “It sounds like the government wants to round up Phillips and his staff and haul them to a reeducation camp…” To thinking people it doesn’t. Phillips either didn’t understand what the anti-discrimination laws were, or he was blatantly diregarding them. Either way he and his staff are being given the opportunity to learn exactly what they are so that, moving forward, they’ll be in compliance with the law.

    “If you Google Jack’s name…” If you Google the names of the gay and lesbian couples who’ve been refused service by anti-gay vendors you’ll find that they’ve been called all sorts of names as well. That’s the internet for you.

    Jack might feel that he answers to a “Higher Power” but he still must abide by the laws as they’re written. He doesn’t get to pick & choose which laws he’ll obey and which he’ll ignore based on so-called “deeply held religious beliefs.” For example, if he literally believed that mouthy kids and adulterers deserve to be killed (Lev. 20:9-10), he doesn’t get to kill them no matter how “deeply held” his beliefs are.

  • Yank

    The pop-in ads and the read more; I know others have weighed in as well, but I can’t do it. I do not like the changes, and I’m sad to say that I’m going away. Thanks, Joe, for all of the years. All the best to you.

    • Rambie

      Adblock Plus the pop-outs. I leave most of the other ads working myself.

    • Bill

      Yeah! Go spend your money elsewhere! YOU show ’em!

      Oh, wait. This service is provided to you free of charge.

      Classy!!

      • Yank

        It’s quite evidently not about ‘spending’, Mr. No Photo. It’s about preference, and ease of use.
        And I simply can’t get enough of the sophisticated and pithy word ‘classy’. Very Mob Wives.

    • David L. Caster

      How about just registering your complaint here. We have been asked to do that, so let your thoughts be known. Some of these new features are a tad annoying to me too. As I get tired of them, I’ll register my thoughts.

    • TimCA

      LOL- I’m just upset that I’m no longer seeing advertisements from Jockstrap Central and instead, for some odd reason, am receiving ads from some outfit called ChineseLady.com 🙁

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ef02b0c83a94bdebd36ab56e65af7a6620babe8ad451d8a7bd34cd2192e32752.jpg

      • Paula

        I am getting ads with half naked men and for some sort of weird little pump device. Priming the carburetor?

  • delk

    If you Google Jack’s name – you’ll find that many of the LGBT bullies and their minions have smeared his good name. He’s been called all sorts of things – from homophobic to a right-wing bigot.

    Add to the list: worlds shittiest son for making his 88 year old mother work in his bakery of hate.

    • Robincho

      I can think of something else Mom shoulda swallowed — besides shitty wedding cake, I mean…

    • Mike in Texas

      Well, if he doesn’t like being called “homophobic to a right-wing bigot,” all he needs to do is stop saying and doing things that homophobes and right wing bigots say and do. It’s really quite simple.

      • David Walker

        Mmmmm. Too simple. There must be a catch somewhere.

        • Chucktech

          Actually, I think Jack may find that difficult. Very difficult. Monumentally difficult. Positively Herculean.

      • LovesIrony

        yup!

    • ChrisMorley

      F*cking Minions are everywhere.
      I AM pissed to hear that there are now LGBT ones.

  • geoffalnutt

    The more I look and listen to this…creature – I’m convinced he licked off his own eyebrows with his tongue..and has made a yeoman start on his head. “Lizard” ring any bells?

  • KnownDonorDad

    Ah, cake martyrs, the only kind of martyrs that get publicity and money instead of suffering or dying for their cause.

  • LovesIrony

    I wish someone would call these fucking bigots out every time they do a nazi/concentration camp reference with: You mean like what Christians in Germany did to gays?

  • He can hold whatever religious belief he wants and no one is saying he must be purged of his own personal beliefs. What he can’t do is violate non-discrimination law and open a public business and then turn people away because of their sexual orientation. It’s that simple but of course people like Starnes know that they need to miss-represent the issue at hand if they are going to be able to make their case.

  • Octavio

    How does Todd Starnes know that Phillips is not a right-wing, homophobic bigot? Has Todd sucked Phillip’s cock?

    • Reality.Bites

      No but he has it on good authority Bernie Sanders is going to announce him as his choice of running mate so he can’t be.

  • Schlukitz

    “Jack Phillips does not answer to the Colorado Court of Appeals. He answers to a Higher Power.” – Todd Starnes, writing for Fox News.”

    I love how all of these bigots and haters place themselves above the law and consider themselves to be so superior…yet apply every one of their religious laws against all the folks that they do not like.

  • Reality.Bites

    Oh Todd (said in my best Lisa Loopner voice) don’t worry. There’ll still be plenty of cake for you too.

  • Daniel

    Wait…we have minions? That would certainly explain why I seem to run out of bananas so fast every time I buy them.

  • Ninja0980

    We have to follow the same laws as everyone else, wahhhhhh!

  • unclemike

    Can we get John Hodgman to play Starnes from now on? He’s so much funnier.

  • matt n

    todd starnes… funny, babies are cute but when a 50-year-old man still looks like a giant baby…. not cute anymore.

  • Nic Peterson

    If by ‘hauled, re-educated and purged’ shitstain means conduct a training at a time and place of his choosing to discuss local and state public accommodation laws with his staff and set policies ensuring said laws are abided then, yes.

    The poor dears.

  • anne marie in philly

    fuck you, todd, and fuck you, jack. make the fucking cake or GTFO of the bakery business, asswipe!

  • JustSayin’

    Another fail Todd? How many can you have in one day? The clown is a bigot and a homophobe, that he wants to blame it on jeebus does not change a thing.

  • popebuck1

    I am Jack’s righteous indignation at not being allowed to discriminate.

  • DaveMiller135

    “It sounds like the government wants to round up Phillips and his staff and haul them to a reeducation camp – where they can be purged of the religious beliefs that offend the LGBT community.”

    Actually, it sounds nothing like that. Nothing prevents their religious beliefs, nor their expression of them. If they say they make cakes for the general public, they don’t get to discriminate and not make cakes for a subset of that public based on their personal beliefs, which are not shared by everyone.

    “And when all is said and done – Jack Phillips does not answer to the Colorado Court of Appeals. He answers to a Higher Power.”

    Actually, if he’s going to run a business catering to the public in Colorado, he does have to answer to the various Colorado Courts.

  • Sporkfighter

    “Jack will be required by the government to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples.”

    He will only be required to make wedding cakes if he chooses to be in the wedding cake business. If he chooses to repair cars, he’ll be required to repair cars for paying customers, even if those customers are black or Jewish, mixed ethnic heritage, Muslim, Hispanic, gay, Christian, in any combination.

  • teeveedub

    The only things these bigots now have left – this guy, Cottonelle, Sweet Cakes Melissa and her master – are their disgruntlement, their victimhood, and their specious lawsuits. They’ve all managed to place themselves squarely in the center of controversy via their unlawful behavior, and made themselves public figures, and thereby reduced their own customer base. Anyone who is sympathetic to LGBT folks is not likely to patronize them, and those GoFundMe $$$ and right-wing victim puppet income can only last so long.

  • Ellipse Kirk

    But ‘cha are Jack, Ya are aa right-wing bigot and a homophobe.

  • Mark_in_MN

    No, Todd, it doesn’t sound anything like rounding up his staff and sending them to a reeducation camp. It sounds like a simple meeting about non-discrimination law.

  • Happy Dance

    How about we don’t make cakes for anyone! Let the government determine that cakes are fattening, cause heart disease, and are overall bad for children and adults. Cakes are hereby illegal for everyone now!

  • Gordon.

    Just bake the damn cake. That’s all. They’re not being forced to do anything that they’re not already doing: BAKING CAKES.

  • Roy Biv

    The drama.

    They’re not being asked to choose which child should survive a gay sprinkling, they’re being asked to bake a cake…like their business offers!

    /refrains typing in all caps.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    I move that all posts re: Mr Starnes begin with the phrase “Todd Starnes Puts Down His Bacon Donut Burger and Bacon Fat Slushie To …” (then fill in the rest of the headline).

    Anyone second the motion?

    • Brian in Valdosta

      Thank you, Cody Reed!

  • Ginger Snap

    Twenty years ago I would never had thought that my equality would be equated with making a FUCKING CAKE.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      It all goes back to the French revolution, don’tcha know

  • billbear1961

    They’ve opened a business to serve the public and have been told they can’t discriminate against members of that public just because they’re gay! You whine because they have to furnish a cake because that’s what they’re in business to DO!

    Meanwhile, same-sex couples in Rowan County, Kentucky are being denied their RIGHT to a marriage license because a clerk there has taken it upon herself–in violation of a COURT ORDER–to impose her own religious test upon citizens trying to exercise their fundamental civil right to marry, guaranteed to them, according to the SUPREME COURT, by the Constitution of the United States.

    That evil goddamned BITCH, thrice-divorced and married FOUR times, is continuing to violate her oath to the Constitution and DARES sit in moral judgment on others, on people she is there to SERVE, denies them their RIGHT TO MARRY, and YOU whine about people being made to do what their store is there for: bake a goddamned CAKE?! And you have the GALL to call US bullies?!

    Fuck you, you fascist piece of SHIT!!

    That evil two-faced BITCH has reduced innocent people in Rowan County to TEARS! Their LIVES are on HOLD–yet AGAIN–after SCOTUS has told them they have a RIGHT to marry!

    http://news.yahoo.com/defying-order-clerk-wont-gay-couple-marriage-license-125959068.html

    How much longer do these couples have to wait to see their CIVIL RIGHTS at long last RESPECTED in their OWN country?!

    How many TIMES do the courts have to rule on this matter, you snide BASTARD?!

  • rextrek1

    he’s such a smarmy little man……i.’d love to slap the smirk off his face..

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Pretty right-on comments over on the fox blog.

  • sonoitabear

    ” He is also expected to retrain his staff in the state’s anti-discrimination policies”

    Note to Toddler: as a Colorado businessman, he was ALREADY required to do that… He’s simply paying for his refusal to follow state law… PERIOD…

  • Gerry Fisher

    >Jack will be required by the government to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples.

    Nope. He can stop doing that any time he wants by not baking any wedding cakes or getting out of the baking business altogether. He’s being required by the government to honor his commitment to business law by offering his chosen service without discrimination.

  • SammySeattle

    What a drama queen.

  • Galvestonian

    Hey Pal, I’m sure if you got turned down at any public establishment for wearing eyeglasses that you’d throw a ‘hissy’ fit so big that it’d make WWII look like kids playing in a sandbox. IT IS A – PUBLIC – BUSINESS THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION. I’m sure that granny could use some educating if the kids are the result of her parenting.

  • Robert Conner

    In the unlikely event that closet heterosexual Todd Starnes ever finds an actual human female willing to mate with him, I predict they’ll be playing Muskrat Love as she waddles down the aisle.