In a shocking development, someone was refused service at a bakery, and instead of suing, the customer instead chose to give their business to a different bakery!
No, this had nothing to do with homosexuality, Christianity, or social justice warriors. But it does offer us an interesting look into “what might have been,” had liberals chosen to respond to a situation in the same manner that conservatives do.
A Facebook post from one Louisiana teenager has gone viral after local media picked up the story.
Apparently, Ms. Gill was ordering a birthday cake for her Trump themed 18th birthday party when she was notified by the baker that she would not be making such a cake for her. When Gill and her mother arrived at the Albertson’s bakery to order their cake, they never expected that they might be doing something controversial. “We just need an American flag cake with Trump 2016 on it, and right when I said Trump the lady just (makes face) kinda Trump? And she was like I can make you a flag cake but I’m not going to write Trump on it,” Ms. Gill told the local Fox News station. When they realized that the bakery would not make the cake they wanted, they simply went elsewhere to get it. “It’s your job, we’re not really going for your opinion on what you think of the candidates we were just wanting Trump 2016 on the cake.”
Gill later recounted her story on Facebook as a way to “vent” her frustration, never expecting the story to gain national attention. In response to the traction that the story gained and the threat of backlash from local shoppers, Albertson’s corporate office issued an apology and said that the employees simply misunderstood company policy regarding copyrighted phrases, which sounds like an odd explanation for their initial refusal.
I would argue that there is a bigger lesson to be learned here though.
Notice that in response to the customer being refused service, there was an uproar and that the financial interests of the store were threatened, which pushed them to action. This is the way that a difference of opinion, complaint, or problem should be handled in a free market system. This is quite different than the methods used by homosexual activists to browbeat anyone who disagrees with their values and beliefs. In recent years we’ve seen example after example of a Christian-owned business being sued and persecuted by activists and local governments in an effort to drive those folks out of business. This is not the way a “free” society handles discrimination or dispute.
How much better off would our nation be if the liberal fascists stopped using the government as a bludgeon against conservative Christian citizens, and instead simply used the free market to voice their disagreement? Perhaps we’d be a kinder, gentler country if we were all free to believe and to shop as we pleased.