A gay baker and chef has come out in support of Christian bakers who have come under fire for refusing to make same-sex wedding cakes, labeling those individuals and activists who are trying to force them to do so as "Nazis" who are using "bullying" tactics.
Jesse Bartholomew uploaded a two-minute video to his Facebook page earlier this month, expressing his frustration with some of his fellow gays and lesbians who have gone after bakers who decline to make cakes for gay ceremonies.
The clip came just days after it was announced that Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweetcakes by Melissa, would be fined $135,000 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.
"Hi guys, my name is Jesse and I bake wedding cakes for a living, and I cannot tell you how disgusted I am with my fellow gay and lesbian community — that they would stoop so low as to force someone to bake a cake for them who simply doesn't agree with them," Bartholomew said. "And before you can go and blame me and say that they have to — no, they don't have to. They don't have to bake a cake for you."
Please watch! My message, as a baker, to the gay and lesbians forcing Christian bakers to make their wedding cakes.Posted by Jesse Bartholomew on Thursday, July 9, 2015
Bartholomew, who did not explicitly name the Kleins, went on to explain that wedding cakes cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, and questioned why gays and lesbians would want to pay that much money to make someone bake a cake against their will.
"Are you stupid? That is your personal piece of your wedding. Your guests eat that," he said. "That cake is involved in your photos. That cake is taken in your mouth, and you eat it in your stomach."
Bartholomew went on to accuse some of bulling — and worse.
"There's no other bakers out there?" he rhetorically asked. "It's plain and simple: you are bullying someone, you are forcing someone, you are being a Nazi and forcing someone to bake a damn wedding cake for you when there are hundreds of other gays and lesbians that would gladly have your business. Shame on you."
(H/T: Christian Today)