The Owners Of Sweet Cakes

1235 WordsMar 3, 20175 Pages
According to Starnes (2015), “Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes By Melissa were ordered by the state of Oregon to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple after they refused to bake them a wedding cake in 2013.” I believe diversity was handled poorly by the lesbian couple, the Christian bakers and the State of Oregon. Yes, they all were in the wrong. There really isn’t “emotional anguish” if a person doesn’t want to participate in your ceremony. Move on, patronize another business that will happily oblige. In my opinion, this was a move to pick on Christians for what they believe; but shame on the Christians for not being “business savvy.” If you know the market is moving toward “hostility” regarding your beliefs,…show more content…
What business ok with performing those services wouldn’t at no cost to them, enter a contractual agreement that prevented you from performing those services? You have eliminated the personal nature for yourself and have made it a contractual issue, while still protecting your faith. According to King James Version (2000), in Matthew 10:16 it states Behold, I send you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrew as serpents and as harmless as doves. My interpretation, in relation to this topic, this scripture admonishes Christians to stop being weak and start thinking. Will it hold up in court? Yes, it will. What you want to do is eliminate the personal nature. Discrimination is proven based on perception or in this case the manipulation of emotions. What you want to do is eliminate the personal nature and get a precedent from case law in regards to a business owner refusing service based on a preexisting contract with another business. The state of Oregon should have been more objective to see this case for what it really was – an attack on Christians for their religious beliefs and the infringement on the business right to refuse service. The most important question I ponder is how can you protect one’s right while infringing on another? According to Stolberg (2015), Kim Davis, the clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the Supreme Court declared it a constitutional right. The way this

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