No Cake For You!

A few days ago, I came across an article about a Christian couple in Oregon who run a bakery. A lesbian couple ordered a wedding cake from them and the couple refused, because it violated their beliefs. As a result of this refusal, the lesbian couple decided to sue.

You can read more about it here.

Melissa posted a message that said they were vowing to stand firm in their faith. It read, in part:

“To all of you that have been praying for Aaron and I, I want to say thank you. I know that your prayers are being heard. I feel such a peace with all of this that is going on. Even though there are days that are hard and times of struggle we still feel that the Lord is in this. It is His fight and our situation is in His hands. … Please continue to pray for our family. God is great, amazing and all powerful. I know He has a plan.”

The Grammar Nazi in me feels it necessary to point out that it is incorrect to say “To all of you that have been praying for Aaron and I…” It needs to be, “To all of you that have been praying for Aaron and me….”

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way…

The article points out various instances where businesses were compelled to serve customers whose lifestyles are in violation of the business owners’ religious, ie Christian, beliefs.

Aaron Klein, the bakery owner, said that he and his wife will not back down from their Christian beliefs.

“There’s nothing wrong with what we believe,” he says. “It’s a biblical point of view. It’s my faith. It’s my religion.”

Okay, let’s talk about that.

If you’re going to claim to uphold Biblical standards, then you need to be as consistent across the board as possible.

Wedding cakes are tricky. Same-sex couples are in the unfortunate and unenviable position of having their sinful lifestyle being blatantly obvious. Other sins are not as visible. Business owners will have to ask some hard, personal questions to determine whether their customers are living according to Biblical standards lest they be unwittingly giving their approval of those lifestyle choices.

For example, ‘Are you and your spouse-to-be currently co-habitating? Since fornication is a sin, no cake for you.’

‘Are both of you Christians, ie, are you equally yoked?’

No cake for you.

‘Is either one of you divorced? Is this a second marriage?’

NO CAKE FOR YOU!

‘Is this a one-man, one-woman marriage?’

NO CAKE FOR YOU!

‘Are you an interracial couple?’

Interracial Cake?

NO CAKE FOR YOU!

‘Is the bride going to be modestly dressed?’

NO CAKE FOR YOU!

‘Will there be drinking and dancing at the wedding?’
Sorry, no can do.

Drinking and dancing and immodest dress could potentially defraud.

Defraud

‘Will the Bible verse be from the King James Bible (1611), or will it be from some other perversion?’

Sorry, no cake for you.

Why stop at weddings? There are other things which are considered ‘sinful’, too.

 Birthday celebrations are pagan in origin.
No Cake For You!

Valentine’s Day is also pagan in origin.
No Cake For You!

Ditto for St Patrick’s Day.
No Cake For You!

And Halloween is positively SATANIC!
NO CAKE FOR YOU!

NO CAKE FOR YOU!

Homeschooling is the only biblical model and public schools are godless cesspools.
NO CAKE FOR YOU!

Depending on your particular brand of Christianity, these could be considered unbiblical, too.

No ungodly fictional characters.

Scouts is an age- and gender-segregated man-made institution based on secular, humanistic, and evolutionary ideas.
No Cake For You!

NO. JUST NO.

So, what’s left?

Thanksgiving might be okay.

This might be okay, too. Oh, but wait. Is Suzanne a woman working outside the home and outside the authority of her husband? Then perhaps, it is not okay. Unless, she is moving back home where she belongs. Then it is okay.

In the end, this is probably the safest thing to put on a cake.

Many thanks to Cake Wrecks, Juxtapost, Barcroft Media, and the girl with the baked goods for the cake pictures!

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About yewnique

I am a Malaysian-born woman who is married to an Australian and now live in Melbourne, Australia. I am a mother to four children. I home school. I like reading, writing, and cooking -- not necessarily in that order. I care about grammar and spelling, but am nonchalant about the Oxford Comma. I try to follow Christ's teachings.

Posted on Monday, October 13th, 2014, in Bible, Celebrations, Christian Living, Church, Faith and Culture and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Haha, just shared this link with a cake-making lady friend of mine. She will get a huge kick out of it.

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