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.
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.
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.
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.
aMEN....as I agree and pretty certain so does Jesus.
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.
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."
Gay issues aside, Jesus was not a baker and wedding cakes weren't invented until the 17th century anyway!
KC,,LOL! Oh God, I know why I love this place! LOL It makes me feel so sane & "normal."
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?
He would say, sorry, I'm a carpenter and not a baker. Maybe I can build you an archway instead?
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.”
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.
Jesus Loves the World no matter what condition it's in...right? He would've baked the Cake o_0!
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