What would Jesus do if he were asked to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple?

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  1. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
    Kathleen Cochranposted 13 months ago

    What would Jesus do if he were asked to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple?

    The Supreme Court recently ruled that a baker with sincerely held religious views did not have to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.  WWJD?  He would have baked the cake.

  2. peachpurple profile image80
    peachpurpleposted 13 months ago

    A baker has the right to decide whether or not to bake the wedding cake for any couples, be it gay or not. I still think he should bake the cake for money. Just charge higher than usual.

    1. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      peachy..so UR suggesting sincerely held religious beliefs can B bought.& at a premium rate, huh?! That could get pretty sticky (pun intended)  Actually,  U may B right! A lot of self-righteous (alleged) values can B tossed 4 a price.

    2. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
      Kathleen Cochranposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Paula: "Sincerely held religious beliefs" condoned slavery, separate but equal, and at one time wife beating.  Another term for it is too often simple bigotry.

    3. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      aMEN....as I agree and pretty certain so does Jesus.

  3. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
    Kathleen Cochranposted 13 months ago

    Even when you have the "right" there is often a right thing to do.  What do you think that gay couple would have thought of that baker if they'd been met with kindness instead of judgment?  I'll bet they wouldn't have ended up suing him. Sincerely held religious beliefs should be about being kind - not judgemental.

  4. MizBejabbers profile image91
    MizBejabbersposted 13 months ago

    We have to remember that the Jesus of 2000 years ago was not the Jesus that we try to make him out to be today. We can't put our standards on him. I have no idea what the original Jesus would do, but I don't believe that, whatever his reaction was, he would be judgmental about it the way Christians are today. Remember, homosexuality was an integral and accepted  part of Greek and Roman society, but apparently not Hebrew society. He might have reacted the same way he reacted when he said "render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and ..." In other words he might have said, "If you want a wedding cake, go to Rome, or break bread with me."

  5. Stella Kaye profile image89
    Stella Kayeposted 13 months ago

    Gay issues aside, Jesus was not a baker and wedding cakes weren't invented until the 17th century anyway!

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
      Kathleen Cochranposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Stella: Thanks for this information.

    2. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      KC,,LOL!  Oh God, I know why I love this place!  LOL  It makes me feel so sane & "normal."

    3. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Perhaps the question should have been WWJD if he'd been asked to furnish wine for a gay couple's wedding. Would they have gotten the good stuff or vinegar?

  6. nochance profile image91
    nochanceposted 13 months ago

    "Dammit Jim, I'm a carpenter, not a baker."

  7. RJ Schwartz profile image90
    RJ Schwartzposted 13 months ago

    He would say, sorry, I'm a carpenter and not a baker.  Maybe I can build you an archway instead?

  8. Readmikenow profile image95
    Readmikenowposted 13 months ago

    This is a hypothetical situation with no real way to prove the point.  Jesus never made a direct statement about homosexuality.  In my humble opinion, I believe that Jesus would as homosexuality is believed to be a sin, and Jesus wanted to save sinners.  I think he may have gone to the gay wedding and spoken to people  My reason to believe this is Mark 23 17.  “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

    1. wrenchBiscuit profile image81
      wrenchBiscuitposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Baking the cake is symbolic. It implies approval of sinners. Yes, Jesus saved the adulteress. But he did not sell her a box of condoms! Yes, he would have spoken to them and reminded them that they were living in sin.

  9. Tusitala Tom profile image67
    Tusitala Tomposted 13 months ago

    He'd have baked.   "Judge not less ye be..."and all that.   Surprising the amount of so-called religious people who never seem to be able to get their 'hearts' around this one.

    1. Misfit Chick profile image75
      Misfit Chickposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Christian mindset: built on ancient beliefs that ALREADY EXISTED in JC's day. He came to FREE peeps from pagan beliefs that kept their hearts, minds & bodies in bondage. LAW Moses taught & Jesus fulfilled is Kaballah. Read my 1st spotlight hu

  10. MaJeanette profile image61
    MaJeanetteposted 13 months ago

    Jesus Loves the World no matter what condition it's in...right? He would've baked the Cake o_0!

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