Let Them Eat Cake

Introduction

    Recently, some issues in politics and religion have risen to the top of our consciousness as a culture.  The issue is whether or not Christians should sell cakes to homosexuals, transgendered individuals, etc.  I have thought carefully about this matter, and I have done research, and I cannot agree with mainstream Christianity on this topic.  So hence I am writing this to explain my position.

Caveat

    As always, because of crowd psychology, I must provide the following caveat:I am still adamant that pastors be able to refuse to wed those who are not eligible per their belief system.

Logic

    On the basis of logic, I cannot support the right of people to refuse services. If baking a gay wedding cake causes you to be a participant in their sin, then the following problems occur:

  1. Fornication (sex before marriage) is very widespread.  If making a cake for a gay couple makes you a participant in their sin, doesn't making a cake for a straight couple that is having sex outside of marriage a participant to fornication?  By that logic, yes.
  2. Divorce is very widespread.  If making a cake for a gay couple makes you a participant in their sin, doesn't making a marriage cake for any couple doom you to be a participant in the sin of divorce?  By that logic, yes.
  3. Witchcraft is a sin, per the Bible.  If making a cake for a gay couple makes you a participant in their sin, doesn't making a Halloween cake make you a possible unwitting participant in sin?  By that logic, yes.
  4. If cake makers are participants in the sin of gay marriages, then why stop with that career field?  Per that illogical mentality, medics are sinning because they help gays stay alive, and longer; and they also endorse the fornication of straight people having sex outside of marriage.  By that logic, taxi drivers are sinning when they drive the gay man to the gay bar.  By that logic, a Christian psychologist is sinning when they help the gay person overcome anxiety and live a more productive life.  By that logic, the Christian policeman protecting a gay person is endorsing that person's sins (and not only them, but really anyone they protect).

    So on the grounds of only logic, this belief system is illogical.  To refuse to bake a gay couple a wedding cake isn't what God would want: it's actually discrimination.

The Bible

    I would like to offer the following problems with refusing service at a non-church business:

    1. Jesus said love your enemies.  If God causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, is God endorsing their sins because He provides them the ability to see, so they can commit them?  Of course not.  He also waters their crops: do not those crops give them the strength and energy to do evil?  How then is cake so different?  I'm pretty sure God understands that you are not encouraging them to sin. 

Matthew 5:44-45 (HCSB) But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,  so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

    2. Jesus told his followers to help Roman soldiers.  Depending upon who you listen to, homosexuality was either rare or widespread, but it was still present, in the Roman empire at that time.  Jesus could've added "unless you know they're a homosexual", but He didn't.  He said to go two miles carrying their armor, not just one.  Doesn't that mean you're endorsing their sins?  Also, keep in mind these are Roman soldiers: not all of them were good.  Roman soldiers were known for their cruelty: doesn't this mean you're also endorsing their murders and cruelty?  Couldn't Jesus have put something in there to tell us not to carry their armor?  He instead tells the Christian to go the extra mile.

Matthew 5:41-42 (HCSB) And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two.  Give to the one who asks you, and donít turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

    3. We're told to do good to all people.  How is refusing them service doing them good?

Galatians 6:10 (HSCB) Therefore, as we have opportunity, we must work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.

Conclusion

    In light of logic and the Bible, I cannot endorse the right of a business owner to discriminate.  It's wrong.











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