“We have decided not to renew our lease so we are now closed. We want to thank everyone for your patronage, support and friendship. It has been a true pleasure to serve you.”
A Christian-owned small business has closed.
Randy and Trish McGath shuttered their store, 111 Cakery, rather than deal with the stress after refusing to bake a cake for a homosexual “union” ceremony.
I’m waiting patiently for the day when homosexuals attempt to pressure Muslim or Jewish businesses to service their “weddings.” I’m not optimistic that it will happen. Christians are easy prey.
The McGaths know that the event would be a “commitment to sin.” Randy McGath said it wasn’t about hate. “We were just trying to be right with our God. I was able to speak to many homosexuals in the community and to speak our opinion and have a civil conversation. I’m still in touch with some.”
One thing I hope Christians will do is reject the homosexual lobby’s “hate” frame. Hating sin is biblical. Hating something or even someone is irrelevant. Individuals can hate whatever and whoever they’d like. You can’t police thoughts, and no one, regardless of political affiliation, should want thoughts policed.
The proper frame for Christians to take now that the government has redefined marriage to include two people of the same sex, an absurdity on its face, is faith and freedom. “Hate” is irrelevant.
Homosexuality is a perversion of God’s order, and He called it an abomination. For the record, we’re all sinners, even those who follow Christ. The difference is that liars, thieves, and adulterers haven’t formed lobbies and demanded that Christians help them celebrate sin and mock the God who saved us. Liars, thieves, and adulterers haven’t sued Christians to, in essence, punish them for refusing to call good what God condemned.
Christians must continue to resist and refuse to accept perversion as normal, even if their businesses are at risk. Fellow believers in Muslim countries risk their heads for the faith.