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In this March 10, 2014 photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store, in Lakewood, Colo. Phillips is appealing a recent ruling against him in a legal complaint filed with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission by a gay couple he refused to make a wedding cake for, based on his religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)MoreCloseclosemore
In this March 10, 2014 photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store, in Lakewood, Colo. Phillips is appealing a recent ruling against him in a legal complaint filed with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission by a gay couple he refused to make a wedding cake for, based on his religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Our show Wednesday on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case at the Supreme Court drew flood of comments from our listeners on the issue that will affect gay rights and freedom of religion.

Here are some of the highlights, from our callers and our Twitter, Facebook and email accounts on the discussion about whether a Christian baker should be able to refuse to make a cake for a gay wedding.

Twitter:

 

We got a bunch via email, too.

Sean in North Carolina says:

There are literally thousands of occupations which involve some degree of artistry. If artistry enables discrimination, every restaurant in the nation can go back to Jim Crow.

David in Sewanee, Tennessee, says:

Isn’t photography an expressive art? Isn’t cooking a meal? Isn't making a cup of espresso?

Where do we draw the line? If this case is decided in favor of the baker, what happens to any public accommodations law designed to protect Civil Rights?

And on Facebook — well, there was quite a lot there, too. Here's our post on the subject, where you'll find a spirited debate.

Callers:

Tom from Detroit called in with a simple message: What would Jesus do? He said Jesus would bake the cake. As an African American, Tom said he was concerned that the logic of this case could mean black people would also be denied service.

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This segment aired on December 6, 2017.

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