Not Having to Bake Cakes for LGBTQ People Is an Insult to Humanity
I have one thing to say about the California baker who has won a preliminary injunction to refuse making cakes for same-sex weddings:
You, Cathy Miller, are wrong.
An attorney for a same-sex couple who were denied a wedding cake by a California bakery says they'll continue to fight…www.huffingtonpost.ca
Yes, I have much more to say to Ms Miller so let’s get into it…
Goodness knows (I’m not gonna say Lord knows), my dear Cathy, I want to tear you a new one and use every profanity I can directly to your face.
In fact I want to spit in your face. I am that disgusted with you.
But there are two reasons why am not going to do that.
- I’m not there.
- I’m going to do my best to treat you with dignity, something you are clearly not capable of doing for ALL of your customers.
First of all, this isn’t over.
The judge issued a preliminary injunction in the baker’s favour, but the same-sex lesbian couple, Mireya and Eileen Rodriguez-Del Rio, say they’re going to continue to fight.
I hope they win.
They need to win for all of us who are LGBTQ.
Especially for my queer neighbours in the United States who are rapidly losing rights and tolerance at an alarming rate.
This ruling, if it stands, will create a chain reaction. Everyone who is against LGBTQ rights will feel self-righteous with a new found empowerment.
Let’s look at the details of the case.
The judge decided to rule in the favour of the baker, Cathy Miller, allowing her to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, because her cakes are considered a form of “artistic expression” and thus protected by the First Amendment.
I’m not a lawyer, so I might be stepping into a quagmire of hyper-complexity, but I do know this:
Lawyers and judges interpret the law.
This judge made a choice to interpret the law in the favour of the baker.
Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe did NOT rule in favour of human rights.
He did NOT rule in favour of equal rights.
He did NOT rule in favour human dignity.
Yet he could have.
The judge made the further distinction that if the baker refused to sell an existing product on her shelves to people she does not feel “comfortable with” (read: bigotry), that would be considered discrimination.
Of course the baker, Cathy Miller said of the ruling,
“I am very happy to serve everything from my cases to anybody. But I cannot be a part of a celebration that goes against my lord and savior.”
I challenge you, Ms Miller, to prove to us how this goes against your so called lord and saviour. Oh and by the way, your statement is a contraction (idiot).
Maybe you should read the post I recently wrote in which I basically debunked the bible:
If you’re LGBTQ you need to read the last two paragraphs from the news article:
The news comes as the Supreme Court prepares to grapple with a similar, albeit more high-profile, case. This spring, justices are set to rule on the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and will decide whether Colorado baker Jack Phillips was illegally discriminating against a same-sex couple when he refused to create a cake for their wedding ceremony.
LGBTQ rights advocates say that decision will be the most significant for the queer community since the 2015 ruling on marriage equality.
This is NOT over.
The fight is NOT over.
If you don’t take action, your rights will be taken away by lawyers, judges, and an Administration that seems hell-bent on vilifying anyone who is considered different or “other.”
As I have written elsewhere:
QUEERS SAY FUCK THAT!
Stand Out, Speak Out, Live Proudly, Show Your Colours and THINK QUEERLY!
If you’re not visible and if you’re not heard we can’t make progress and we can’t change minds.
If you keep playing by the rules — the rules the status quo wants you to follow — NOTHING will change and NOTHING will get better.
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