Won’t somebody please stop the victimization of Fundamentalist Christians in this country?
Trina Vodraska and Janelle Sievers, who are engaged to be married, said planning for their June wedding took an unexpected turn during a taste-testing appointment Thursday afternoon.
“It shouldn’t be a gay or straight issue. It’s a people issue,” Sievers said.
“They came in and she introduced herself, and I said, ‘Is this your sister?’ (She said,) ‘No, this is my partner.’ I said, ‘OK,’ and I asked them to sit down and I said, ‘We need to talk,'” said Victoria Childress, who runs her cake baking business from home.
“I said, ‘I’ll tell you I’m a Christian, and I do have convictions.’ And I said, ‘I’m sorry to tell you, but I’m not going to be able to do your cake.”
“I said that was fine and I appreciated her being honest,” Vodraska said.
“I don’t think either one of us knew what to say. We were just shocked,” Sievers said.
Childress said it’s her right to refuse to do the cake.
“I didn’t do the cake because of my convictions for their lifestyle. It is my right as a business owner. It is my right, and it’s not to discriminate against them. It’s not so much to do with them, it’s to do with me and my walk with God and what I will answer (to) him for,” Childress said.
All good Christians know that the first question St. Peter asks people at the gate is “You never baked a cake for a gay, right? RIGHT?!”
And then they get to go to heaven. There’s video at the above link, and it’s kind of worth watching, for hilarity purposes.
[h/t Joe for the link and the screen shot of the cake victim]