The single most important issue in Arizona politics today is cake. Christians want to be allowed to follow their deeply-held beliefs about who gets cake, and who does not get cake.
They have told the world that giving cake to homosexuals is AGAINST THEIR RELIGION. It is against the Bible, and against the teachings of Jesus. If you force them to sell cake to homosexuals then you are forcing them to go against the most deeply-held beliefs of their Christianity!
But is it really true?
As it happens, the Bible only mentions “cake” three times, and it is in the context of David giving cakes of dates and raisins to people (1 Samuel 30:12, 2 Samuel 6:19, and 1 Chronicles 16:3). These were not wedding cakes. I’m not sure what would happen if you tried to make a wedding cake out of dates and raisins, but I’m pretty sure those customers would not be happy.
So the Bible doesn’t literally say that Christians can’t sell cakes to homosexuals. In fact, the Bible doesn’t actually forbid Christians from engaging in any types of economic transactions with homosexuals.
Moreover, Jesus was known for giving stuff, including baked goods, away for free to large numbers of people. Often to sinners.
So according to most Biblical scholarship, there is nothing in Christian belief that forbids Christians from selling cake to homosexuals.
So where do Arizona Christians get this idea from?
Apparently, the Arizona Christian Bible is different. In Arizona, they know God better than God knows himself.
It’s possible that in Arizona, the Bible says that they are not allowed to sell bread to black people. Maybe soon we will find out that Arizona Christians are morally obligated to not sell croissants to Jews.
What’s to stop them? In Arizona, apparently they are just so darned Christian that they can make shit up, and call any feeling they have a “deeply held Christian belief” that they want the rest of the world to respect.
So, in the spirit of the very special Arizona Bible, which has nothing to do with actual Christianity, we present to you:
THE FIVE COMMANDMENTS OF CAKE!
(from the Arizona Bible, 2014 Edition)