The Man Doesn't Make Halloween Cakes...
Tue Dec 5, 2017 9:18pm

...for anybody.

That is not a problem.

But when you sell to one, you must sell to all. If he wants to sell wedding cakes, then he must sell wedding cakes to all. If his faith precludes that, and his faith comes first, then I will admire his sacrifice when he decides to forego that lucrative aspect of his bakery business to be in compliance with both the law and his faith.

The New Testament is clear about situations like this. The passage where Jesus tells his disciples that if someone asks you to go a mile, you should go two, isn't just an odd saying. It refers to the Roman law that a member of the Roman army could literally compel a citizen of Rome to carry his gear for him for a mile. Rather than refusing to support Rome, rather than worrying about how that might look to one's neighbors, Jesus told his followers to volunteer for an extra mile.

Matt 5:39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

The whole passage applies. If anyone would sue you and take away your cake, give him your pastries. Whoever compels you to bake a cake, bake them two. Give a cake to him that asks.

How hard is this, anyway?


  • It's a very sticky situation, for sure.Sia☺giah, Sun Dec 3 10:36am
    There are valid arguments on BOTH SIDES. The baker certainly had his "conscience" to consider, but, my understanding is that he was VERY polite to them and offered alternative shops where they could... more
    • This Is About a wedding Cake, NotMerlin, Sun Dec 3 11:20am
      ;-) I don't buy that Christianity "draws the line" at baking a cake that is not part of the wedding ceremony will be eaten at a banquet hall, etc. after they are married. Mr. Phillips decided to make ... more
      • ALL wedding cakes are eaten in halls Sia☺giah, Sun Dec 3 6:38pm
        Personally, I think the entire thing is totally ridiculous as I don't believe that anyone should have an issue with baking a cake for anyone else and see NO REASON why anyone gives a crap who marries ... more
    • but I am wondering if that solution was offered to the couple... that they could have purchased and put their own male figures on the cake themselves? It seems that would have been a very reasonable... more