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Cake or death

It always goes back to the cake. It’s not about the cake. It’s never been about the stupid cake. What if the cake was say… “ER service” or perhaps “public teacher.”
“I can’t teach your son, because he has two fathers and that goes against my personal beliefs! You can’t force me to teach them, never mind the fact that I chose this profession knowing full well what the “public” held. “
And it’s not the same as baking a cake with a “KKK” logo if you’re an African-American. “KKK” is a choice, a group of bigots that treat people a certain way. A Gay person is born with an attraction to the same gender and they hurt no one. It’s akin to being born a woman, an ethnic minority, different skin pigmentation. Being a member of the KKK was a decision made by someone, so don’t pretend baking a cake for a KKK party and a cake for a wedding are the same damn thing.
And again, it’s not about the cake. It’s about people being free, to enjoy the same protection others do. It’s about civil rights. It’s about being able to walk into a public establishment and not have to fill out a survey to see if you’re qualified to hear the days special. Can a Muslim tell me to wear a burka in order for my husband to represent me in purchasing a car from a dealership?
And none of this “we posted on the door we don’t want gay people here” nonsense. What is this, the 1960s with the “no coloreds” on the doors?
And why only gays? If you’re going to scream it’s against your religion, then why only force this one issue? Why aren’t you refusing service to women who are divorced? Women who have sex out of wedlock, people who are wearing mixed fabrics?
Why do the religious get more preference than humans in this country? Why do women have to forgo health care because religion incorrectly chooses what science is real and what is not? Why do people have to forgo rights to marry because a book that is so full of holes and contradictions can possibly be interpreted that it’s not ok to be gay? Why?
It’s not about the cake, it’s about the religious getting the silver spoon pulled out of their mouth and they are pissed. It’s about the white men that use to be guaranteed a job because of their skin, and respect because of their gender. Now there are more voices to be contended with, and they don’t like it.
Post brought to you by tired Crystal at 1:30 AM after reading far too many comments.

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withoutwords
Mar. 29th, 2015 08:33 pm (UTC)
Wonderfully written.
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