I've heard nothing that says he refused to do business with gay people, it was the act of using his artistic talents to design a wedding cake that led to his turning down the commission.
I'm confident that if a straight wedding planner or a parent of one of the brides asked him to bake it and offered the commission, he would refuse just the same. It is the message of the end product, not the customers themselves that led him to decline.
So, double standard back in play.
Of course he'd refuse, his double standards don't apply to that specific gay couple, it's a double standards of straight vs gay. I never said he refused a cake to that couple but would have accepted to bake a cake to another gay couple or for a straight person acting on behalf of a gay couple. His narrow-mind (the baker) would obviously make him refuse to bake a gay cake for everyone that needs a gay cake. He's discriminating against a minority and that's what is wrong here.
As for your last line, double standards back at play, you were originally referring to me and I demonstrated to you that I do not apply double standards as I demonstrated with your erotic cake example. I clearly said if he refuses an erotic cake to EVERYBODY then there are no double standards, if he refuses an erotic cake to a black person but does the erotic cake for a white person then that baker does use double standards.
Double standards and prejudice by definition go along together. If you are prejudiced against a group like the LGBT community you will necessarily apply double standards since you don't hold them to the same value as you do straight people.
The baker's business is to bake cakes for CUSTOMERS, not for STRAIGHTS, GAYS, BLACKS, WHITES, ATHEISTS etc. His job is to have customers and meet their demand and this baker acted totally unprofessional because he does have double standards and prejudice. Regardless of the legal outcome, the couple was totally right to register a complaint for discrimination because discrimination is the issue here.
Last edited by CrazyGamer2017 - on 05 June 2018