Did you follow the case in Arizona last week regarding religious liberty?  Suppose you owned a bakery.  Should you have the right to refuse business to someone seeking to have you bake a cake for a same sex-wedding on the ground that it violates your religious conscience?  Similarly if you were a wedding photographer, should you have the right to refuse service to a same-sex wedding?   Another question worth asking is… would Jesus bake a cake for a same-sex wedding (or be there to turn water into wine)?  That’s what we’ll be discussing this week (3/5/12) at ThirdPlace!

Here are some article to get you up to speed:

Don’t Photograph: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2014/02/20/should-a-christian-photographer-work-at-a-same-sex-wedding-ceremony/

Bake the Cake:  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/23/conservative-christians-selectively-apply-biblical-teachings-in-the-same-sex-marriage-debate.html

Several Lawyers way in:  http://www.adfmedia.org/files/SB1062LegalProfsLetter.pdf

To bake or not to bake?

One thought on “To bake or not to bake?

  • March 1, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    A couple of well written articles that offer some good questions. At first glance the wedding photographer scenario stood out as an obviouse answer, “no, a wedding photographer should not provide services for a same-sex marriage if his religious convictions prevent him” but the author of the question posed some other good scenarios that were more difficult to answer and one I don’t think the the gospel coalition’s responce accurately answers. I don’t agree with the “ignorance is bliss” attitude, but I also don’t think it’s very reasonable to have every customer answer a “moral standing” survey if you, as a business owner, can figure out if you will offer goods or services to a customer based on their responces of the survey. I think because the “same-sex” marriage issue is so blatantly visible, it makes it an easy target to deside whether or not you will be offering goods or services for the ceremony.


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