A gay baker took to Facebook to voice his strong support for Christian bakers who are being “bullied” into baking same-sex wedding cakes, calling gay activists “Nazis” for attacking those who disagree on gay marriage.
In a two minute video uploaded to his Facebook page earlier this month, Jesse Bartholomew had some harsh criticism for members of the gay and lesbian movement, saying he was ashamed of their behavior.
“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,” he said.
In the video, which was posted just days after the Christian owners of an Oregon bakery were fined $135,000 for refusing to make a cake for a lesbian wedding, Bartholomew said the gay community is showing how intolerant it really is.
“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.”
He criticized gay couples who were cheering on the lawsuit against Christian bakers, saying something as important as a wedding cake shouldn’t come from someone who disagrees with your wedding in the first place.
“Are you stupid? That is your personal piece of your wedding. Your guests eat that,” he said. “There are hundreds of other gays and lesbians that would gladly have your business. Shame on you.”
Conservatives on social media rallied around Bartholomew’s message, praising him for speaking out against the intolerance of gay and lesbian activists.
Gay baker & chef Jesse Bartholomew supports Christian bakers rights & accuses fellow gays of being activists, ”Nazis” & bullies. Yay Jesse.
— Rob Walsh (@robwalsh59) July 21, 2015
— CynthiaSpeaks (@CynthiaSpeaks) July 12, 2015
@WilkowMajority I’m sure the tar is being heated and feathers collected
— TCspud (@TCspud) July 21, 2015
@AllenWest This exactly how gays earn respect/tolerance, by giving respect/tolerance to others. This gay guy is teaching a powerful lesson.
— Derrick Michael Reid (@DerrickMReid) July 20, 2015