I read as much as I could on the baker bashing thread and I found a few things almost comical.
- Jesus was not a baker. Why is there a suggestion that he would bake anyone a cake?
- Jesus never had an open discussion regarding sexual orientation. You can pick out of the biblical texts and twist anything with the intention to justify your opinion. That does not mean you are correct.
- Just because a state has laws allowing same sex marriage does not mean that the law mandates that business owners have to break thier religious convictions in order to serve the public. For example, would the same argument be made if the baker in question refused to bake a cake for a KKK rally celebration? How about if he was asked to bake a 'Red' cake for a communist party? Klansmen and Communists are allowed to exist, and have the right to assemble. Are we supposed to support them, also?
- There are several instances where private business owners are allowed to restrict thier scope of business to hold true to their religious beliefs. A Jewish deli is not required to sell ham sandwiches.
- When we had a draft in place in our country, Amish men were exempt on religous grounds. Some families are against vaccinations on religous grounds and are exempt. Muslim women are allowed to wear thier coverings over otherwise mandated uniforms in certain places of employment. How is this situation different? (I am not arguing, just really want an answer to this one)
- This is just a suggestion; how about allowing businesses to display a window decal that will tell the public they are accepting of certain things. Like the certified kosher, or vegan signs I see on some businesses this will tell the public that this business is willing to bake your gay wedding cake, supply cateringfor your event, etc....
Everyone should be respected for their humanity. Everyone is allowed to hold true to their own beliefs. I just think it's time that the respect and tolerance goes in all directions.