Who Would Demand Someone Bake a Cake, Anyway?
The Supreme Court is now considering the infamous gay wedding cake case. A gay couple sought out a certain baker to bake a cake for their wedding, knowing the baker in question is a Christian. He politely refused service, saying he couldn't give sanction to a practice that is against his faith.
Now the case is before the highest court in the land, and the controversy surrounding it hasn't died down in the least. The case is about religious liberty, and liberty in general: people have the right to not participate in something that opposes their faith.
But to people like Salon writer Nick Lingerfelt, who likely wouldn't appreciate being forced to write a column praising Jesus, it's discrimination. "[Greg] Locke is a well-known pastor at Tennessee’s Global Vision Bible Church, and his outrage stems from a Supreme Court case over what some call religious freedom and others say is flat-out discrimination," Lingerfelt writes.
The secondary question people keep missing in this debate is one of character: Just who in the hell decides to spend years of their life trying to force another human being to prepare food? What kind of values does this person have?