Bake a Cake, U.K. Edition

Unlike support, say, for overturning sodomy laws or granting marriage equality under the law, gay people are not uniformly behind “design us a cake celebrating our same-sex wedding, or else we’ll put you out of business. Because…tolerance. “

7 Comments for “Bake a Cake, U.K. Edition”

  1. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    Unlike support, say, for overturning sodomy laws or granting marriage equality under the law, gay people are not uniformly behind …

    Where did you get the idea that gay people were/are uniformly behind “overturning sodomy laws or granting marriage equality”?

    You’ve had plenty contrary examples just from the posts and comments on IGF over the years, and if you read the publications routinely cited on IGF, you’d have a lot more. The cake wars are no different in this respect. You need to pay more attention.

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  2. posted by kosh on

    ” You need to pay more attention.”
    Miller is distracted by this news which thrills people like him:
    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2018/05/we-are-a-few-months-away-from-ending-same-sex-marriage-says-mat-staver/

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    • posted by Tom Scharbach on

      No, he’s just trying to slide around the facts in order to make a specious point.

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  3. posted by Jorge on

    Where did you get the idea that gay people were/are uniformly behind “overturning sodomy laws or granting marriage equality”?

    BLAM! 2Hits! Critical hit! Terminated.

    As for whether the cake wars are any different, well, 3 out of 9 of the Justices in Lawrence v. Texas would probably have agreed.

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  4. posted by MR Bill on

    Next thing ya know, we’ll be forced to serve blacks or Jews..

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  5. posted by JohnInCA on

    All I want out of this “cake wars” nonsense is equal treatment.

    If they can consider what their God thinks about gays when deciding whether to serve me, then I should be able to consider what their God thinks about gays when deciding to serve them.

    And on the flipside, if I’m legislatively obligated ignore what their God says about gays and serve them regardless, then they should be legislatively obligated to ignore what their God says about gays and serve me regardless.

    But the status quo, where I’m legislatively obligated to ignore what their God says about gays, and they’re free to consider what their God says about gays? Unacceptable.

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  6. posted by Lori Heine on

    “Their God” hasn’t been as clear about what to think about gays as they want to bluster and bluff that He has. That is precisely their problem.

    I now belong to a fairly conservative, Evangelical church. They totally accept gays, and welcome same-sex couples. My pastor is seeking the congregation’s permission to marry us.

    What the ‘phobes can’t stand is that their assertions about our “sinfulness” are no longer accepted as gospel. That’s what all the whoop-de-doo about baking cakes is really about. There is a conflict going on within the churches themselves, and the anti-gay folks aren’t winning it.

    I know how neat and tidy it is to be spared a choice. But we do have one. And it includes more options than either the anti-gay right or the gay left want to give us.

    We don’t live in a comic book. Accept that, or not. It remains a fact, regardless.

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