Sam Salazar wanted to buy a cake for a wedding, so he went to Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield, California, and placed an order. However, when the owner found out the cake would be for the wedding of a same-sex couple, she adamantly refused to fill the order.
As Salazar noted on Facebook:
“Tastries Bakery… so we just went with some friends to do a cake tasting for a wedding cake and we were referred to another bakery. Apparently they don’t ‘believe’ in same-sex marriage, so they refused to make the cake. I’m not even sure how to react or feel right now. So just be aware if you choose to spend your money there.”
Asked for her side of the story, bakery owner Cathy Miller didn’t deny for a second that she had said no, justifying her bigotry by saying:
“Here at Tastries, we love everyone. my husband and I are Christians and we know that God created everyone and he created everyone equal so it’s not that we don’t like people of certain groups of people there is just certain things that violate my conscience.”
Yeah, Miller and her husband love everyone, but they don’t want to do business with anyone who doesn’t share their view of marriage. How quaint and…ignorant.
Miller went on to add:
“My conscience will not allow me to participate in any things that I feel are wrong. Our business is God’s business. we work for him. Participating in the celebration of a same-sex marriage goes against my conscience. I shouldn’t be picked on because of my beliefs.”
If Ms. Miller truly believes that her business is God’s business, one has to wonder if she would refuse to provide a cake for a wedding being held on the Sabbath. What if the couple was Jewish, or Muslim, or atheist? Pretty soon she might find herself without any business at all.
And perhaps that’s what needs to happen. If you live in or near Bakersfield, boycott Tastries Bakery and tell all your family and friends to do the same. Something tells me the Millers will be begging for business–any business!–in a month or so.
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