But they have to bake the cake… “those are the rules progressives gave us.”
The mother of the young boy whose letter was read aloud during a White House press briefing had to fall back on her own talents to fulfill her son’s birthday wish to have a Donald Trump cake.
…because she could not find a baker willing to make it.
The 9-year-old boy who goes by “Pickle,” later identified as Dylan Harbin, after a crack Washington Post investigative effort tracked him down to verify that he truly existed, asked for a Trump-themed birthday party.
The Post noted in its article that to get the cake Dylan wanted, his mother “made him one herself because she couldn’t find a bakery willing and able to do it.”
Bakers refused to make pro-Trump birthday cake for 9-year-old boy: Report https://t.co/JcYJqLJtSf
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) August 7, 2017
All of which brings to mind the Colorado baker who was sued by a gay couple after refusing to make them a wedding cake.
More from The Washington Times:
Michael P. Farris is president, CEO and general counsel of the Alliance Defending Freedom, the Christian legal group defending Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker who was sued by a gay couple for declining to make their same-sex wedding cake.
Mr. Farris wondered why bakers are allowed to decline to make birthday cakes supporting Mr. Trump, but not wedding cakes supporting same-sex marriage.
“Similarly here, cake shops declined Pickle’s order for conscience reasons,” Mr. Farris wrote in a blog post on Thursday. “Yet, no one on the Left is calling for legal action against the cake shops. And neither should anyone on the Right.”
Farris goes on to answer his own question, noting that “cake shops have freedom of speech.”
He added: “They have the right to decline to use their artistic talents to celebrate events or promote messages that violate their beliefs, even if it offends a nice little kid.”
…or a gay couple.
— Alliance Defending Freedom (@AllianceDefends) August 3, 2017
Or so we thought, but as Florida Democratic Congressman Alcee Hastings said of the left during the push to pass Obamacare, “All this talk about rules, we make ’em up as we go along.”
However, as conservative political commentator Dana Loesch sarcastically noted, “[T]hey have to be forced to make the cake or they lose their business. Those are the rules progressives gave us.”
Welp, they have to be forced to make the cake or they lose their business. Those are the rules progressives gave us. https://t.co/VsAtURPS9k
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 8, 2017
Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter, to include a perfect solution suggested by one social media user: Trump should have the White House chef bake young Dylan a cake!
If only Trump was gay… then the left would force them to make the cake…
— Wayne Williamson (@wango007) August 8, 2017
They’ll get away with this, but if it had been a gay couple and they had refused to bake a cake, all hell would break loose! SAD!
— MMTCHICK (@Mrsmmtbeauty) August 7, 2017
It’s okay not to bake cakes again! *whispers “unless you’re Christians “
— ??Anmarie ? (@LiberalHeretic) August 7, 2017
Where’s everyone who attacked the ‘anti-gay’ bakery now? ?
— BrownHannity (@BrownHannity) August 7, 2017
Yep same sound we usually get from the left ? pic.twitter.com/482nkQb2Fm
— ?? Paula Little (@PaulaPrinceLit1) August 8, 2017
I am told refusing to bake a cake for someone is illegal discrimination. https://t.co/oBx5ICFhKs
— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) August 7, 2017
— Ursus, Director of Weather and Banana Programming (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 7, 2017
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