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When I read the following article, it caused me to cry out to the Lord.  As with the Westboro Baptist church who prides themselves in spreading a gospel in hatred, this is one and the same.  I doubt this man knew that the Baker in question was Christian, which makes it all the more troubling.  I do not condone homsexuality. With that said I also don’t condone hatred.  I agree with the author of the following.(Click the link for full article & video)

Baker Refuses to Bake Cake with “Anti-Gay” Message for Christian – Christian Sues:

“The founder of a non-denominational Christian organization, Bill Jack, recently walked into a Denver bakery and requested that the owner bake him a cake shaped as a Bible with a message written on it that said “God hates Gays”. He also requested an image of two men holding hands with an “X” over the image.” 

It’s time to stop.  As Christian persecution rises in the world and growing antagonism in the West, is it really our priority to insist on equal rights and to attack freedom in this manner.  This gives all of Christianity a bad name.  A video similar to this made headlines a few months ago. A blogger calling known gay bakeries asking for similar cakes with similar messages like, “God hates Gay’s.”  I understand the frustration, while business after business is attacked and ruined merely for doing business that follows our religious, moral convictions.  But are we commanded to spread hatred?  Let’s take a look.

Matthew 22:36-40

  • Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
  •  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
  •  This is the first and great commandment.
  • And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
  •  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Lastly remember Jesus told us we would be hated by all for His Name Sake.  Matthew 10:22  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

C. Refsland, VOP Advocate/News Analyst

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1 Comment

  1. jeff says:

    The civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s went out of their way to confront what they saw as immoral and take it to court.

    we don’t have to be spiteful or rude but, while we live in America lets use the American system to right the wrongs.

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