Thursday, April 02, 2015
Indiana's Finest Christian Cake Emporium
The two men in front of Sandy didn't look at sample cakes, but simply stared at her.
The taller one spoke.
"I'm Bill, and this is my fiancee, Ed."
"Nice to meet you, Bill and Ed. Would you like a wedding cake?"
"Would you have a problem making a cake for a gay couple?"
"No-would you have a problem buying a cake from a Christian bakery?"
"Uh...no." Bill and Ed exchanged a confused look.
"Good! Then possibly we can do business!"
"Okay. You wouldn't charge us more because we're gay, right?"
"No more and no less than our competitors-we make fine cakes, only the best ingredients and decorations, but we are competitive on price."
"That sounds fine." Bill smiled. "I thought, being Christian and all, that you might try to
discriminate against us."
"What color is your money, Bill? Rainbows? We only accept green United States currency here at Annie's."
"That's what we have."
"Then your money is good here! When will you be needing the cake?"
"We haven't really set a date yet, more just looking at options."
"That's fine, Bill. We can't sell cakes if people don't come in to look. We love savvy shoppers who know what they want, and want only the best cakes for their special days."
Ed spoke up for the first time.
"Excuse me, Sandy, but I have a question. Doesn't it bother you at all that we are gay?"
"Should it? Are you a member of my church?"
"No-we don't...attend anywhere." Sandy nodded.
"I knew you weren't members-I would have seen you there. Here's the thing-our church does indeed hold to the Bible as our source for moral standards. While we, while I believe that homosexuality is sinful and wrong, unless you are a member of my church, then you are not under our church discipline. I am under church discipline, so if I were homosexual, then my church would deal with it."
The telephone rang, and Sandy excused herself to answer it. Bill and Ed talked quietly.
"Sorry about that, guys. I'm flying solo today-my boss, Annie, is out delivering a cake."
"Sandy, thank you for your time-we've got a few more places to check out before we make a decision."
"That's fine, guys-here's our card, and I hope that we can do business."
The two most confused gays in Indiana left Humble Annie's Christian Cakes Emporium.