Lavender stalks bundled with birch branches and wrapped in cord.
Black suits with silver ties.
Two silver rings engraved with a phrase. (One ring to rule them all, One ring to find them: One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.)
Classy black dresses and funny group photos.
Laughter, celebration, red wine, and Biblical prose! These are a few of my favorite things.
Forcing someone to make my cake with a fear of discrimination.
For about two weeks now we’ve been talking about the Ten Thousand Places blog post, “Bake for Them Two” articulately crafted about the responsibility of Christians to rise above and do even more for those they feel at odds with, as Jesus would urge.
I read this.
Then I realized:
I, too, have important things to say about cake.
Moist chocolate cake with caramel oozing throughout its layers. Thick, cold, buttercream frosting with toffee chips on top. Topped with the kind of frosting that melts in your mouth and gives you diabetes. This is my ideal wedding cake.
Ultimately my wedding will be a day of celebration for my partner and I; It will be an announcement of how God brought us together and also our faith in Jesus Christ as our savior.
If you don’t want to bake me a cake, because you feel Jesus had a lot to say about homosexuality (he didn’t), then I don’t want your cake.
It’s probably dry anyway.
In fact, I don’t want to give you my money.
Buying a cake from you would support something so opposite Jesus’ commands.
1. I want a cake that loves its neighbor as itself. (Matt. 22:36-40)
2. I want a cupcake that was made lovingly with the utmost care because we should do everything as if for the Lord. (Colossians 3:23)
I want a cake that I can be proud of at my wedding, not a law suit cake.
Your cake is not kind nor understanding; your cake is hurting the churches ability to show God’s love, your cake is spoiled.
If you see a loving, committed, monogomous, God-honoring relationship as a sin then you can eat your cakes and have them too.
Wasn’t it Jesus who said:
“How can you say to a brother, ‘Let me take that cake out of your eye,’ When all this time there is cake in your own eye.”?
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