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Christian-Owned Bakery Closes Over Gay Wedding Cake

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

INDIANAPOLIS (Worthy News)-- An Indiana bakery whose Christian owners declined a request to make a cake for a same-sex ceremony has decided to close, according to the Christian Post.

Randy McGath, who co-own's 111 Cakery, said his wife just wanted to spend more time with their four grandchildren. However, business became problematic last March when gay activists protested the bakery after the McGaths' declined a cake order for a same-sex wedding.

"As Christians, we have a sincere love for people. As artists, we must find the inspiration to create something special for our clients. When asked to do a cake for an occasion or with a theme ... that is in opposition to our faith, that inspiration is not found...." the bakers posted on Facebook.

Although 111 Cakery was situated in the midst of a homosexual subculture when it first opened in 2012, the McGaths said they didn't want to be associated with a gay commitment ceremony as it would constitute a commitment to sin.

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17 thoughts on “Christian-Owned Bakery Closes Over Gay Wedding Cake

  1. 'Gay' rights seemingly override anyone else's rights these days. Why did they not simply go to one of the many places where there was no objection? Because they wanted to punish those who dared to disagree with them. Spoilt, unruly childish, totalitarian behaviour, applauded by useful idiots and rewarded by the PC police. This kind of tactic is a cancer in our world and it extends to all forms of PC which nowadays trumps common sense, values and ethics.

    • I agree Alex! Their goal is to drag us to hell right along with them. We must stand firm on what God's word has to say about this and obey God and not be bullied by these people.

      • I disagree. There are enough establishments around these days to cater to anyone's beliefs and taste. This was an ugly side of this community set to destroy this couple's business because they held to their principals. His couple's had Don made changes to embrace people and give back. Sad that this community decided to not respect decision after all this couple's had done for them.

  2. A business is not a church. It doesn't matter whether you're talking about a bakery or a restaurant, a photo studio or a factory. They aren't in the business of providing spiritual guidance or enforcing moral doctrines. They are there to turn a profit. As such, they are obligated to abide by prevailing civil rights laws, whether those laws protect people from discrimination based on race, religion, or sexual orientation.

    Conservative columnist Erick Erickson came to the defense of Christian business owners: "Committed Christians believe in a doctrine of vocation. They believe that their work is a form of ministry. Through their work, they can share the gospel and glorify God."

    Oh, and also rake in as much money as possible. You can wax poetic all you want about "glorifying God," but at the end of the day these businesses wouldn't exist were it not for the profit motive.

    Should a restaurant owner be able to refuse service to Blacks because he has "moral objections" to race-mixing? Should an employer be able to fire a Muslim employee because he wants to run "a nice Christian workplace"? And if a Christian florist agrees to provide flower arrangements at a Muslim couple's wedding, does it mean he is necessarily endorsing Islam?

    If the answer to these questions is NO, what justification is there refusing service to a Gay couple who wish to get a wedding cake or celebrate their anniversary in a restaurant?

    • Exactly, Chuck. Way back in 1968 (Newman v. Piggie Park) it was determined that a business owner's personal religious beliefs were not sufficient to warrant discrimination in a business open to the public. If a baker bakes wedding cakes for some, he cannot exclude wedding cakes for same-sex couples just because he doesn't believe in same-sex marriage. It's not his marriage, so it's none of this business. Same for floral arrangements. It's just cakes or flowers for a profit, not an endorsement of someone else's relationship. They wish to pretend it is about "not enabling someone else's 'sin', but they enable other people's 'sin' all the time: flowers for the mistress of the guy married to someone else, cakes and doughnuts for people whose doctors told them to cut back or they will die... and so many other ways. Why should they use their religion to be bigots against one kind of "sin" (which isn't even a real thing anyway), while fully participating in everyone else's "sin"?

    • Regardless of who owns it, any business that doesn't "rake in as much money as possible" will eventually go out of business if it can't turn a profit.

      The rest of your objections are nothing more than hypothetical straw man arguments.

    • I think you have misplaced or misrepresented the baker. Don't they have any rights? It is not just baking a cake, it is baking a particular cake that would oppose the Christian view of marriage and clear teaching of the Bible, an entirely different thing than baking a cake for someone to eat. You have exposed something about business though and that is you cannot assume neutrality. To make the money profit the sole principle of business is sadly true of most business but that doesn't mean it is right. Your view leads to justifying war and any evil practice because they lead to profit making, the holy grail of business? No, God's way is circumscribed by his laws of love, grace, justice and mercy in the context of honouring God and serving people, you cannot separate them, An ethical underlying structure of what is right and wrong has to guide business otherwise it is power and money all over and the future looks bleak. Which ethical framework? There is nothing as complete as what has been revealed by God and his Kingdom rule from the Bible. God's business and honour is more important than what people want and making profits. God is far wiser than anyone and knows what is good and in our best interest. Leaving him out and deciding what is
      right is foolish.
      If customers don't like it, than they can go elsewhere, just what happens in any choice of business consumers make everyday for a host of reasons. To enforce a business to 'serve' its customers without recourse to higher standards involving God is making the 'law'of the land a slave to the whims of the customer neglecting the rights of the business. It is wrong and shows deeper issues of a broken relationship with God and its inevitable broken relationship with one another and the earth we live in. Business and life under Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God is the only way forward.

  3. Jesus said following Him would not be easy. He said to take up our crosses. They are standing up for the Lord Jesus. We may loose even our lives, but we do not deny the Lord.

  4. I am a Christian. It does greave me to hear this same story told over and over. Maybe I am naive but why don't the bakery owners set up a " collection jar" so to speak that the proceeds of which would go to fund legal help for Christians being harassed etc.. Then every time a GLBT comes in and wants a cake made, fine make the cake and tell him that all the proceeds from the their cake will go to the fund. They can't tell you what to do with your money and if they want to help fund Christian proceeds great! They will either do it or go else where. Which is ok too right? And if someone makes a fuss about the jar well maybe you can just tell them when they order the cake. Just sayin...

    • You do realize that gay people can be "Christians" too right? There's LOTS of them out in the world, just like heterosexual ones

      • At less than three percent of the U.S. population, there are not "LOTS of them," period, much less "Gay" Christians.

      • You cannot be a follower of Jesus Christ the Word and be a so-called 'gay' christian.

        To be a Christian is to posses the Life of Christ within your earthly tabernacle (your flesh body).

        You could 'claim' to be a member of a 'christian' group or body, or religion, without having the Spirit of Christ residing within your being.
        It would just be you with your old nature still residing in you which has chosen to become religious; and that is all it is, a religion with a title of Christianity attached to it.

        Christ is the Holy Spirit of God, Who IS Holy, Who chooses to dwell in a sanctified vessel, that has become committed unto His Will.

        He does not make a law, and choose to override that law for the sake of that persons nature.

        He choose to change the nature of the believer to fit His Divine Nature. (2Cor.5:17)

        A changed nature does not remain in the same condition that it was in before it was changed. It become changed person, with a different personality than the one that he had prior to the change.

        That is a sinner is change to a saint (a sanctified one) by the work done upon its life, by the Holy Spirit.

  5. Broadly speaking there are two side, only two, in this whole world. Those who seek, and desire to know God, and those who do not.
    What groups like homosexuals do is make War on God. Homosexual movement has been planned, in minute detail, every step, since the 1970's.
    It is not about rights, it is about stopping any criticism of homosexuality. It is about using intimidation and terror against God's people.
    Obama put a homosexual activist over Chaplains in America's Military. He is a hateful and bigoted person and does not miss any chance to persecute Christians.
    Democrats have given, abortionist, homosexuals, and any other anti God group much power.
    Democrats call themselves progressives, but that is another world for Communist. Used to be Liberals. Democrats are against America, Soldiers, Christians, and Patriots.
    Democrats are masters of words. But they lie every time they open their mouths. Democrats understand most Americans are low information people. Democrats take advantage of that fact.
    Democrats are Evil.

  6. If God doesn't judge this nation for its modern sin, He'll have to raise up Sodom and Gomorrah and apologize to them for destroying them.

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