Let them eat cake elsewhere…

Much Sturm und Drang from the Snowflakes over the Supreme Court decision regarding a wedding cake.  I think the court is a crowd of out-of-touch geriatrics, but even so, baked goods discussions are not the best use of their time.  Perhaps it’s my Libertarian streak, but I don’t think the baker, Jack Phillips, committed the crime of the century.   “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone”, is not a world-shaking restriction in a bakery.  He didn’t say the boys couldn’t have a wedding cake, just that they couldn’t have it from him.  There are plenty of other bakeries in Colorado.  It’s not like he started a No Cake for Gays movement.  They weren’t denied healthcare or due process of law – it was a cake.  David Mullins and Charlie Craig decided to go into full-blown Screaming Meemie-mode over a piece of pastry?  Nothing but a pair of Drama Queens.

For those who wish to wave the flag of discrimination, I suggest you examine the real world.

Go to Beverly Hills and try shopping on Rodeo Drive.  Depending on how you look, what you wear, etc., you won’t be allowed past the door in some boutiques, even if you are waving cash.  Same thing happens at nightclubs and restaurants, especially in NYC.  “We don’t serve your kind in here”, isn’t stated, but implied.  And it’s not illegal.  Nor should it be.

I did have to chuckle at the talking heads predicting this ruling will usher in a new age of segregation, No Irish Need Apply, Whites Only Drinking Fountains, and the annulment of any marriage where he is a dog person/she is a cat person.  Not to mention the re-introduction of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

Who knew a bit of vanilla sponge was the fulcrum upon which modern society is balanced?



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June 5, 2018

I agree. Rodeo drive will only welcome you if you look like money.  but it is still fun to shop there

June 5, 2018

I agree with you. If my husband and I had been denied a wedding cake for being an interracial couple, we probably would have badmouthed the business to others or given others like us a heads up, but we also would have simply taken our business elsewhere. Taking it as far as they did seems a little extreme. Chalk it up as an unsavory experience, get a cake, enjoy your wedding day.

June 5, 2018

I agree. I have been in many jobs with the public. And I am not required to serve you no matter what.

June 6, 2018

You write well and convincingly.  I personally don’t like weddings, but that’s beside the point.  The cake was a tangent.  This was about treating people differently because they were gay.  Apparently we aren’t supposed to do that anymore.