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I was making the point that Americans don't like being told what to do and like to feel as if it's their choice. i.e. on the surface they feel it's their choice to send their children to public school but truth is they send them because it's on someone else's dime!
Americans are fiercely independent ....the majority choose Public Schools but are fine with that because they feel its their choice...but once Homeschooling is gone they will begin the attack on private schooling. In other words, as a American I support others choice-just not on my dime!
Mike wrote: No wedding or marriage is involved in buying a house or a car. God says nothing about their purchase, but much about his design for marriage. Different animal. The cake is symbolic of the wedding itself, not so the car or the house.
Please don't misunderstand. The issue is over what God hath said. i.e. Homosexuals can do everything others can do today, the issue is the term marriage because it is tied back to what God hath said and they want to challenge that.
But, you say the baker should refuse to bake a cake for such a event. What about the facility (owned by a realtor)that rents their building out for events? What about the Limo service (car dealer) that rents for events?
It looks to me that bakers can't win either way. If don't make a cake they get sued, if they make the cake "christians" say they are condoning the event. i.e. we seem to hold bakers to a higher standard then we hold the rest of society. Do we expect realtors not to sell to a gay couple? Do we expect car dealers not to sell to a gay couple? Do we expect bakers not to sell to gay couples? hmm!