By now, you’ve no doubt heard about the Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because doing so, he claimed, would go against his religious beliefs. The U.S. Supreme Court heard the case last week and is expected to announce its ruling soon.
In the meantime, the Benham Brothers have decided to add their two cents on the matter. In an op-ed published Tuesday, they voiced their support for Phillips, who they believe is a “Christian artist” who has been unfairly labeled “a hateful, discriminatory, bigot who deserves to be run out of business.”
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The twinsies write:
This man is now being maligned as a hater for exercising his free speech and expression rights not because of discrimination, but because he is on the wrong side of the sexual revolution. It didn’t matter to the Commission that his convictions have been consistent over the years, as he refused to bake a Halloween cake when requested and also a celebratory divorce cake as well.
The brothers say Phillips simply “refused to use his artistic expression to support an event that ran against his conscience.” Plain and simple. But LGBTQ people don’t seem to understand this. Probably because they’re so focused on having sex all the time that they lack any common sense:
But this common-sense logic matters not in the sexual revolution. If you’re on the other side of the ever-elusive sexual whims of the LGBTQ+ agenda, you’re a hater, not a hero.
You see, refusing to bake a cake for someone because you believe doing so would defy the teachings of a character from a 2,000 year old book is common sense. Wanting to serve a cake at your wedding, on the other hand, is totally, 100% illogical.
Phillip’s decision not to bake the cake, the twinsies say, was between him and God, not the government. More people ought to “serve with excellence” and “not be afraid of forced participation in messages and events that are against [their] convictions.”
“No matter what label we as Christians may receive (or decision the court may render), the Lord ‘will bring forth our righteousness as the light and our judgment as the noonday!’” the twinsies attest.
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Who’s d*ck are they sucking for all this PR?
The baker is being asked to bake a cake. He is not being asked to attend the same sex wedding. He is a baker, how can baking a cake be against his stupid Christian beliefs? Where in the bible does it say, thou shall not bake?
And I also think the twins are far too distracted from helping the poor and tending to the sick by gay sex not to be gay themselves.
I would love to see a couple come into his shop and order three cakes for their “wedding” and then upload a video of a gangbang using the cakes as props… and then tag the shop in the description. The “artistic expression” is in the final product, not what the final product is used for. The only hardline guarantee is the the cake will be eaten, not that it will be used in a way that conforms to the cake maker’s religious standards.
So dumb. And before the usual suspects come on here making some asinine comparison to Jewish or Muslim owned bakeries, I’d be saying the same thing because what do your religious values have to do with the customer’s request or what they intend to do with the finished product? That’s none of your concern, just like your objection to their union is none of their concern.
Although, me, personally, I would go to another establishment
Yup, taking your business elsewhere and certainly posting your experience on Yelp and other appropriate social media is the way to go. Regardless of a person’s “sincere religious convictions”, local, state and federal regulations regarding public places of business and non-discrimination take precedent. And this was made clear when they applied for their business licenses.
They had legal options to assure that only like-minded people came to them for business.
It is amazing to me that these christian folks do not seem to see that if the courts side with them, it will blow up in their faces as evangelicals are denied services with greater frequency than LGBT folks have been, and in more kinds of venues. All because of the “sincerely held religious beliefs” of the folks who are tired of the hate evangelicals and fundamentalists direct at them.
Dwes09 that is exactly correct, a point that is not highlighted enough. If you want to have a cake business in the United States of America (or whatever business) you agree to run that business in accordance with the law. You cannot discriminate in this country. This has nothing to do with Halloween or divorces (although, damn that was funny, what a reach of an argument that was). Discriminating like this is a heartbeat away from discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and yes, as dwes09 pointed out, religion. Just don’t discriminate. Period. And don’t use your religion to hide behind your bigotry. It’s complete nonsense and totally unfair to Christians who don’t think the way you do.
And Queerty can’t stop talking about the Benham brothers.
because theyre closeted gay men
Low Country Boy
The twins doth protest, methinks.
The Benham brothers’ do protest too much about gay folks and it is their obsession.
That said, what sexually well adjust men obsesses on gay folks?
Queerty, Can you please stop posting about these ugly bug-eyed mush mouth dudes…
I had a really long post all written about this but it’s really hard to boil Christianity down to a witty and fun post on queerty. So I’ll just say this, the B. Brothers are kind of Christian extremists, there is nothing in the bible or within Christianity that makes baking a cake a bad thing. Our laws require that a shops denial of service rules do not unfairly target any one or many protected groups, and that if they have such rules that they be consistently applied. Indeed, Christians are instructed to follow the laws of the land they live in, and only to deviate from those laws when they directly oppose gods laws. And god does not have a law against baking a cake for same sex couples.
I agree, well said.
Can’t wait for their twincest video to leak.
Doesn’t the Bible state render to God that which is gods and render unto Caesar that white is Caesars. It’s time you render unto Caesar. We do not live in a theocracy. So far only some Islamic countries do that. We as Americans stand for freedom not narrow minded folks from only one faith. Our laws also grant freedom from religion. A baker bakes and cannot hide behind his faith as an excuse to discriminate.
These two white Christian right-wingers seem to be obsessed with LGBTQ people, and Queerty is clearly obsessed with them.
Who are these fat potato-faced buffoons?
Why are they still a thing?
They are heinous beasts, but maybe okay for a drunk Nazi booty call.
Home builders aren’t attorney’s for a reason.
Please stop covering these two bigoted homophobic morons. They want the mic- so please, stop handing it to them.
There’s been less queens than the Benham brothers during the Hapsburg dynasty.
I bet their internet history is filled with gay porn searches.
One thing that would shut these two up is to get back into that 69 position and start suckin, at least their mouths would be too full to speak. Maybe.
I was at a local deli owned by a family from india. This deli has many food choices from sausage biscuits to ham sandwiches to cheese burgers. I asked the owner about their beliefs on meat, pork and dairy. She said that her beliefs forbid her from eating any but it doesnt forbid her sreving it to her coustomers because if it werent for her customers she would not have a business.
Now that’s the America we know and love.
I wonder if the baker was asked if he would make a cake for a divorcee or an adulterer or if his beliefs in the Bible were only against Gays. Personally I think those are the questions that should have been asked by the Supreme Court to find out the true reason for refusal to bake a cake.
I think a couple of Hostess “Twinkies” could have sufficed.
paul dorian lord fredine
when did being asked to bake a cake amount to being forced to ‘participate in sexual whims’? i thought the sexual stuff came afterwards when you did ‘things’ with the cake in private…at least that’s the way it was at my wedding.
Who cares about their opinions? And while we’re at, I would not buy a cake from that baker. He looks unkempt and like he doesn’t wash his hands after going number two.
So, let me see, their “forced participation in gay sexual whims” will cause them to commit suicide, be assaulted and physically beat up–maybe murdered, increase depression, force them out of housing or lose their jobs…but ‘forced participation in straight sexual whims” is alright? #sad, #stupid, #untouchedbyreality
Free speech is fine, but when you are in business that caters to the publlc you CANNOT choose whom you wish to serve and who you do not. If that’s the case then we are headed back to the days a separate restrooms for blacks and where you can sit on a bus. The Supreme Court will realize that..
I still think they make a handsome couple. Just wish they’d sit/stand closer together … maybe the dominant one with his arm around his twin’s shoulders, and the submissive one w/ his arm around the dom’s waist, or vice versa, whatever. (:>)
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