Man Marries Laptop and Sues Baker Who Won’t Make Him a Cake
Not catering to marriage claims of same-sex couples are creating a legal and financial nightmare for people whose religious beliefs are getting in the way of forced compliance to evolving social causes that carry the force of law and heavy penalties for non-compliance.
Here’s the latest:
Chris Sevier says that if same-sex couples are able to get married and demand that Christian bakers make them wedding cakes, then he should be allowed to marry his laptop and demand a cake to celebrate the union between one man and one machine.
The self-identified “machinist” says he married his laptop in a ceremony in New Mexico, and now he has sued to demand that a Colorado baker — who is already in court after refusing to bake for a same-sex marriage — must be compelled to make cakes for him and his computer “bride.” He also has filed a lawsuit demanding that Utah recognize his man-object marriage. (Washinton Times)
I wonder how the IRS will rule if he claims his “married” laptop as a deduction.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that the fundamental right to marriage is guaranteed to everyone, and by extension, everything. If a baker can be sued for not baking a cake for a same-sex wedding, then there shouldn’t be any limits on what a baker or other wedding service company should be forced to do.
Bakers, photographs, and florists are being persecuted by homosexuals and their legal sycophants in the courts for refusing to supply services for lifestyles that clash with their religious beliefs.
You will recall the case of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. The bakery was fined $135,000 for refusing to make a cake that was for a same-sex wedding. The bakery did not refuse to sell a cake; it was the message on the cake that resulted in her refusal. Her case isn’t the only draconian legal action that was taken to force someone to comply with an immoral, irrational, and unconstitutional law.
“Colorado baker Jack Phillips was targeted by homosexual activists over his religious beliefs when he declined to make cakes for a same-sex wedding. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled in the homosexuals’ favor and ordered Phillips to make the cakes and to provide sensitivity training for his Masterpiece Cakeshop employees. Colorado courts have refused to provide relief from the demand Phillips promote a message with which he disagrees. Phillips has filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.” (Source)
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear his appeal. For sane Americans, this should be an easy decision, but we no longer live in sane times when we read a headline like this: “Transgender man gives birth to boy.” No, a woman, who believes she’s a man, gave birth to a boy. Or when news outlets refer to Bruch Jenner as “Caitlyn.”
A bakery owner in Oregon broke down in tears while discussing the fallout of her and her husband’s decision not to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple on the basis of their Christian beliefs. [T]he Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found ‘substantial evidence’ that Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, discriminated against the lesbian couple.
Oregon bakery owners face a $150,000 discrimination fine for not baking a wedding cake for lesbians.
Should a black-owned bakery be forced to make a cake for a KKK-themed wedding or a Jewish-owned bakery be forced to make a cake for a Nazi-themed wedding or be fined if they refuse? Of course, they shouldn’t.
A Minnesota couple that owns Telescope Media Group is suing the state for its anti-discrimination law. Homosexuals see this as an attack exclusively on them. “Minnesota Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey says the lawsuit is part of a pattern of litigation nationwide aimed at eroding the rights of the LGBTQ community.”
The 2015 Supreme Court decision and state-wide anti-discrimination laws have opened a Pandora’s Box of litigation where the courts are going to be called in to discriminate by determining which groups get the protection of these new laws and which ones don’t.
Business owners turn away business for any number of reasons. A printing company that opposes the Second Amendment should not be forced to print fliers for a gun rights rally. Who would object if a baker refused to make a cake that had a naked couple on it? There might be a baker that might make such a cake, but should every baker be forced to make it?
If Chris Sevier wants to believe he’s married his computer so be it. There’s a woman who married a bridge and another woman who married the Eiffel Tower. If two men want to believe they’re married, more power to them, but they’re not and neither I nor anyone else should be forced to believe or acknowledge it.