Days after it was announced that Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweetcakes by Melissa, would be fined $135,000 for declining to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, Jesse Bartholomew, a self-identified gay baker, slammed the LGBT community for “bullying” and “being a Nazi.”
“I cannot tell you how disgusted I am with my fellow gay and lesbian community — that they would stoop so low to force someone to bake a cake for them who simply doesn’t agree with them,” said Bartholomew in a just over 2-minute video posted on his Facebook page on July 9. “They don’t have to bake a cake for you.”
Bartholomew explained that he felt it was “stupid” to force someone to make a cake for an event that was so personal.
“Personally, that wedding cake should be so personal to you and your wedding — just as the ring, just as the invitations, just as to everything in planning a wedding. … Why would you want to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a wedding cake and pay that money to someone who doesn’t want to bake the cake for you? Are you stupid?” he asked.
“That is your personal piece of your wedding. Your guests eat that, your cake is involved in your photos, that cake is taken in your mouth and you eat it in your stomach,” he continued. “That baker has to spend hours perfecting that cake for you, for your wedding day. And if that cake isn’t perfect, then it ruins your wedding.”
He suggested that the gay couple could have gone to another bakery willing to take their business and the action they took against Sweet Cakes by Melissa was simply bullying.
“So, you’re going to say that you want to force someone who doesn’t want to bake a cake for you, and that cake should be perfect for your wedding. There [are] no other bakers out there?” he asked.
“It’s plain and simple: you are bullying someone, you are forcing someone, you are being a Nazi and forcing someone to bake a wedding cake for you when there are hundreds of other gays and lesbians that would gladly have your business. Shame on you,” he ended.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post