What Would Jesus Bake?
There are increasing news reports of homosexuals walking into Christian-owned businesses and threatening legal action if refused service. One pizzeria in Indiana was set up by a local TV station but that ploy backfired. The owners temporarily closed their doors after receiving all kinds of threats for announcing they wouldn’t cater food at a same-sex wedding. Someone launched a GoFundMe page for this pizzeria to help offset lost income resulting from this fiasco. In just a few days, almost 30,000 people donated over $840,000!
One of my Facebook friends recently posted a photo suggesting Christian bakers make TWO wedding cakes when approached by gay couples because Jesus told us to “go the extra mile.” I believe this is a misapplication of God’s word. Christians are not to affirm sexual immorality but flee from it (1 Corinthians 6:18). Years ago I worked as a disc jockey at a variety of places including wedding receptions. If I was still doing that today and someone asked me to provide music for a same-sex wedding, I would decline just like I wouldn’t DJ in strip clubs. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 (KJV) commands, “Abstain from all appearance of evil.”
Nevertheless, a woman who exchanged emails with me through our mutual Facebook friend kept insisting “Jesus would bake a cake” for a gay couple. It’s ludicrous how this woman claims to know what the Lord would do considering she admits to being “lost.” Besides that, Jesus was a carpenter...not a baker. If someone had asked Him to make a wooden idol, He would violate His own word by doing so. The first two commandments in Exodus 20 tells us not to have any other gods nor make carved images of them.
It’s possible Jesus would attend a same-sex wedding but to minister truth and not condone the ungodly union. Just like the woman caught in adultery, He would likely tell those who repent, “Go and sin no more.”
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” - Ephesians 5:11