In what was hilariously described by CNN as “narrowly decided”, The Supreme Court declared yesterday in a 7-2 decision that the Colorado bakery that refused to bake a cake for a same sex wedding is allowed to do so. Naturally, people took to social media and started bitching about it immediately, because fake outrage is always more important than interpreting context. “This is homophobic!” the idiots cried all day on Twitter, and per usual they couldn’t be more wrong. I don’t know why I always end up having to be the voice of reason, but here’s my attempt at explaining why this is perfectly okay.
First and foremost, I’m all for gay rights. If 2 dudes wanna fuck eachother or 2 chicks wanna scissor all day, that’s fine by me (Especially the latter scenario if they let me watch/join). That being said, your rights don’t mean that other people lose their rights. What I mean by that is gay people should have the right to get married just as much as private businesses should have the right to not bake a cake if they don’t want to. The bakery in question was a Christian bakery, and the owner said he didn’t agree with gay marriage and therefore didn’t feel comfortable making the cake. The altercation should’ve ended there, and the gay couple could’ve just gone to another bakery that wanted their business. But nope, they decided to complain until it made it all the way to The Supreme Court. What a fantastic use of time and resources. For those that think this case isn’t about individual and religious rights, consider these scenarios:
I walk into a Jewish bakery and demand that they make me a cake that has a picture of Hitler saying, “The Holocaust Was Awesome”. In addition to that, I also want them to make me some cupcakes with swastikas on them. Due to their Jewish roots, I’m gonna assume they would feel uncomfortable doing so. They would rightfully refuse me service, and maybe even kick my ass before I left the store.
Another example would be I walk into a Muslim bakery. I say to the guy behind the counter that I want a cake that says, “Mohammed was a pedophile who had a small dick”. Actually never mind, I want a cake that says, “All muslims are terrorists”. I’m no fortune teller, but something tells me I’m not gonna receive either one of those cakes, atleast from that bakery I won’t.
To offer up a non-religious example, let’s say I found a bakery owned exclusively by black people. One day I walk in wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit and ask for a cake that says, “Bring back slavery”. Should they have to make that cake? Ofcourse not, so why should a Christian baker have to make a cake for a wedding that he doesn’t agree with?
If I owned a bakery, I would make any cake that somebody wanted because I like making money. If somebody wanted a cake that said, “Drunk White Kid sits down when he pees”, I’d laugh my ass off, make the cake, and then overcharge them for it. I understand why that bakery decided to turn those customers away because they didn’t agree with them, and I think any rational person would have just gone to another bakery. People seem to have forgotten this, but you actually have the right to be a complete asshole if you want to. If somebody walks into your business and you don’t wanna do business with them, you can tell them to fuck off and leave your store for absolutely no reason. It might not be the best business strategy, but it is something you’re allowed to do as a free citizen. That’s what America is all about, and that’s why we’re the best country in the world.