by Gary Demar
Bakers who have refused to make cakes or flower arrangements for same-sex weddings have been hauled into court and made to pay huge fines. One fine is $135,000. No one should be forced to make a cake, print a t-shirt, or film an event if the proprietor has issues with the content.
Who would blame a black-owned print shop for refusing to print signs for a KKK march? Should a film company be forced to film a Nazi-themed wedding? Long before homosexuals have intimidated states into bowing to their demands, business owners had the discretion to refuse business for any reason. It’s called liberty.
The question is, where are those in the media who support forcing companies to comply with laws put in place specifically for homosexuals when a story like the following comes in view?:
A boy whose letter to President Trump made national headlines last month reportedly wanted a pro-Trump cake for his birthday party, but his mother was unable to find a baker willing to fulfill the order.
At the July 26 White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read a letter from a boy named Dylan who said Mr. Trump was his favorite president. When she later released the letter publicly, the boy’s last name was blacked out. The only identifying clue was that everyone called him “Pickle.”
The media scrambled to verify the letter’s authenticity, and the next day, The Washington Post confirmed it was sent by 9-year-old Dylan Harbin of California.
The Post reported that, when Dylan asked for a “Donald Trump cake” for his birthday, his mother “made him one herself, because she couldn’t find a bakery willing and able to do it.”
Every bakery that refused to make Dylan’s “Donald Trump Cake” had that right, and so should the people who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. I’m sure there were bakeries that would have made a cake for a same-sex wedding, or a KKK-themed wedding, or a Nazi-themed wedding, or whatever.
And if there’s wasn’t one, those wanting such cakes could have made one like Dylan’s mother did.
The fact that a bakery would not bake a Trump cake while controversy continues to surround Christian bakeries refusing to bake cakes for gay weddings was not lost on CEO and general counsel of the Alliance Defending Freedom, Michael P. Farris.
Farris and the ADF is currently representing baker Jack Phillips, who was forced to attend “re-education” training after refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding.
“So, should these bakers be forced to design and create a Trump cake?” wrote Farris in a blog post about the situation.
Is anyone on the Left pointing out the hypocrisy? Not that I’ve seen or heard, and I don’t expect to see or hear anything. The Left is all about diversity of opinion as long as they are in control of the narrative. When a Google employee described how the diversity police at Google doesn’t allow diversity of opinion, he was summarily fired.
There was a lone voice in 2015 who sided with bakers who refused to bake cakes for same-sex weddings, but the story did not get much attention:
A self-described gay baker named Jesse Bartholomew has come out in defense of Christian bakers who decline to bake cakes for same-sex weddings.
In a video he posted on his Facebook page, he said “they don’t have to bake a cake for you.”
“I bake wedding cakes for a living, and I cannot tell you how disgusted I am with my fellow gay and lesbian community, that they would stoop so low to force someone to bake a cake for them who simply doesn’t agree with them,” Bartholomew said. A cake, Bartholomew said, is a very “personal” aspect of a wedding and shouldn’t involve “force.” (Daily Signal)
For example, should a bakery owned by homosexuals be forced to make this cake?:
All cakes are equal, but some cakes are more equal than others.
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