Despite anti-discrimination laws in many states that require Christian bakery owners to bake cakes for same-sex weddings, 13 LGBT and gay-owned bakeries objected to one man’s request when he asked if they’d make a pro-traditional marriage cake that would read “gay marriage is wrong.” All refused to back the cake and one person even cursed at the Christian man for “hate speech” and said a cake supporting traditional marriage “went against their beliefs.”
Blogger Theodore Shoebat, of Shoebat.com, wanted to see if the same level of tolerance that Christian business owners who belive in traditional marriage are required to abide by is also being exemplified at bakeries that advocate for same-sex marriage.
Shoebat set off on a video experiment where he called 13 bakeries, which are all either known as gay-owned bakeries or bakeries that strongly support gay marriage, and told them that he was hosting a pro-traditional marriage celebration and that he needed a cake that says “gay marriage is wrong.”
He found that all of the bakeries refused to make him the cake with those words written on top. A few of the bakeries that he called said they’d make him the cake, but he would have to apply the words in icing himself. Other bakers were offended when they heard his request, while some simply said “no” or just hung up the phone.
“I hope you have luck with that, but we won’t be able to do that for you,” one baker told Shoebat. “I don’t believe in being bigoted like that.”
Shoebat even called a gay cookie shop called Hot Cookie in San Francisco and asked if they would make him a pizza-sized cookie with “gay marriage is wrong” written on it. The representative of Hot Cookie, who claimed to be a married lesbian, was the most outspoken of any of Shoebat’s respondents. After she told Shoebat that the bakery would not make the cookie, Shoebat told her that the bakery must not stand for equality if they’re refusing to make a cookie for a Christian who believes homosexuality is wrong.
“Why would we make something that is against what we are working toward?” the Hot Cookie representative asked. “I feel like that is hateful and we are not about that.”
Shoebat responded by telling her that although Christian bakers believe that gay marriage is morally wrong, they are still forced to make cakes for the same-sex weddings.
“All of the homosexual activists in California are working to force Christian businesses in California to acquiesce to homosexual opinion and things that they don’t agree with,” Shoebat asserted. “Technically, you are discriminating against people like me, when you refuse to make a cake that says ‘gay marriage is wrong.’ … By refusing to make a cake, it’s discrimination against those beliefs.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post