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  1. Em says:

    Someone suggested that bakeries with a Christian standard simply stop making wedding cakes…. It seems to escape the secular logic that there is a difference between selling cookies and creating a celebratory symbol in sugar eggs and flour…

  2. Michael says:

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I have intense “gay issue” fatigue…

    If I were in business I’d sell product to anyone who came through the door, because that’s why I’m in business…but I’m a greedy reprobate I guess…

  3. Babylon’s Dread says:

    I’d love for you to amplify about the pendulaun swinging back on sexual identities. I don’t have that read.

    The free market will definitely determine the direction of the free church tradition. Though I’m sure the evangelicals will always believe the Bible is their guide.

    This is not true of the mainline church that already committed suicide over complicity to the culture over the Bible. The Catholic Church remains largely impervious to markets and cultural trends IMO.

    The Supremes seem to clearly see that their progressive cultural shift has reached a Constitutional impasse as pertains to religion and morality.

  4. 1. Good for the guy. Now we’ll see if the market agrees with him. Assuming, of course, his cakes are good.
    2. What structural changes could be made?!? There is no structure. It is not valuing independence…it is actual independent churches cooperating with one another. Literlally, I can’t imagine a systematic change that could take place accross the convention. It just doesn’t work that way. The change that was possible was that we would stop funding SWBTS. They dumped Paige so that would not happen. I would say trustees will be more aware of that type of stuff going forward. I also think Mohler will try to push Mahaney to have an independent investigation.
    3. Shame. True. But shame.
    4. Everyone, including us, like to comment about things we don’t understand and pretend we understand. It’s embarrasing, but we all do it.
    6. For the sake of my kids, I hope so.
    9. Probably.

  5. Em says:

    Michael, that raises an interesting question… I haven’t heard of a Christian jeweler refusing Joe and Charlie wedding bands or a Christian bridal shop refusing to sell JoAnn and Judy wedding gowns…. hmmm
    I still say the baker has the right to not participate…. When will they take on the establishments that post signs, “no shirt, no shoes? No service!” ?

  6. Michael says:


    I have a very odd way of measuring this.
    Go to a skatepark or a middle school…and when boys want to insult each other they use the same sexually themed epithets we did 50 years ago.

    There is something hardwired in us that knows these practices are aberrant despite the PC culture pressure…and I knew that eventually it would break through.

    I’m not championing either epithets or cruelty…but I see the pendulum coming back in a lot of ways…we’re also now beginning to see the fruit of our folly…

  7. Nathan Priddis says:

    Every bad idea ever created by man, began when someone, somewhere, started thinking.

    We all just need to stop thinking.

  8. Dan from Georgia says:

    Thought #7. Agreed.

    Kind of like the (MLD will like this one…) regional extreme pro wresting promotion that starts off their main event with one grappler hitting their opponent over the head with a folding chair…it’s pretty much downhill from there.

    Likewise, (insert your political/religious enemy’s name here) says something on twitter and our first response is “racist!” or “sexist pig!” or “jerk!” or some other label meant to immediately shut down their opponent.

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