In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in favor of a Christian baker who refused to provide a cake for a same-sex wedding, students from George Washington University in the nation’s capital were asked to render their own decision: Should the baker have to provide the cake?
As you can imagine, most disagreed with the high court’s decision and said the baker was obligated to bake the cake for a same-sex wedding regardless of his religious beliefs.
“If his job is to bake a cake for a wedding, even if he doesn’t agree with it, he should still have to bake a cake for that wedding,” one student told Campus Reform.
Another student told the outlet that she found the Supreme Court’s decision “appalling.”
“He should have to bake the cake because it’s his job,” yet another student said. “Like, he’s a baker.”
But when the scenario was changed, the students’ answers didn’t come so easily.
What if a black baker is asked to provide a cake for a KKK rally?
One student who said the Christian baker should provide a cake for a same-sex wedding wasn’t so sure about when it came to the black-baker-cake-for-KKK-rally scenario: “They shouldn’t, but, like, I guess that, like, contradicts what I just said, so yeah.”
The student who said the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Christian baker was “appalling” replied that she was “not sure” about the new scenario.
Another student said the black baker shouldn’t have to bake a cake for the KKK rally since “the KKK is directly hating [the black baker] as a person, meanwhile gay people aren’t hating the baker for being a baker.”
Should a Jewish baker be forced to provide a cake for a Palestinian wedding?
One student who said the Christian baker should provide a cake for a gay wedding replied in regard to a Jewish baker having to provide a cake for Palestinian wedding, “It gets more complicated, I guess. I’m not sure … I don’t know.”
Another student, in favor of the gay wedding cake getting baked, said, “Once again, we are in America, and if you’re gonna open a shop, you have to be willing to accept all customers that are gonna walk into that shop.”
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