Eight Things You Could Do if You are a Christian Baker Asked to Bake a Wedding Cake for a Same-Sex Couple

  1. Bake the cake and donate the profits to a shelter for homeless LGBTQ teens who have been thrown away by their parents. Do your Christian duty to feed the hungry and shelter the homeless, remembering that Jesus never said those in need had to be straight to be worth your care.
  2. Bake the cake and wish the couple well, just like you would any other couple whose marriage you thought was a sin.
  3. Bake the cake and respect their autonomy to make their own choices–you know, free will.
  4. Bake the cake and trust that if you were too kind to sinners, God will forgive you.
  5. Bake the cake to the very best of your ability. Let it serve as a symbol of your care for people who are struggling through this often unkind world.
  6. Bake the cake and pray for the couple, that they would grow in their love of Jesus. If you think that Jesus wants them to be straight, trust that he’ll make that happen. And if turns out that they do love Jesus and are still gay… well, be prepared for the challenge that will be to your view of Jesus.
  7. Bake the cake. Make the whole experience of being your client so positive for the same-sex couple that they see Jesus in your actions.
  8. Bake them two cakes, as Jesus said you should.

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If you think your work as a baker is the Lord’s work, trust that God will use it for good. Just be prepared that that “good” might not look like what you expect.

Rebecca

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