Todd's Daily Dispatch: A Christian Baker Faces Boycott
Christian baker refusing to make lesbian cake?
- Duration 6:08
- Date Nov 16, 2011
Christian baker refusing to make lesbian cake?
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Tots started this year -- daily dispatch today you know more about it -- -- dot com is Twitter handle is that Todd starves and various.
Animation with the sound and everything you've you've got to go for you don't hear it I'm -- really good lie to you know around here you get all of it is being that bells and whistles are a few extra bucks and they often played on Sunday -- -- what happens to so I read that headline Todd Christian baker and I'm thinking to myself -- -- -- Christian.
Is he like a public policy analyst -- like that the Cato Institute -- You're talking about a baker who is Christian gonna try and there's this and there's the rest of the headline -- boycott or refusing to make.
Lesbian -- explains.
Yeah you know it's it's going to be a good day when he got a lesbian take storing on there and you're in you're hotter -- yeah this is a lady Victoria Childress she runs -- -- cottage and the Moines Iowa she baked cake she's been -- business from a year and a half percent and it's a small business she's got three sisters and they all make case.
A couple of weeks ago lady came evidence that hey we wanna we wanna have you make it taken so -- -- appointment.
A Victoria -- by the sample cakes and other woman came men with her partner.
At that point Victoria said.
-- -- we need to sit down and have a have a have a discussion.
And she explained that she's a person of the Christian faith and that issue she said she was going to be able to make their cake for them.
There were no contract signed at that point.
They exchanged pleasantries she explained her reasoning why they said we understand thank you for your honesty.
And then they left and Victoria call that was the end of it but it wasn't not the end of the the couple contacted the local media and they've got a telephone call from the local television station there in the morning.
And that launched what has become a a national story.
A boycott has been launched on line.
Hundreds of people signed up on FaceBook to to protest of this baker telling people pull their business.
The couple themselves have issued a statement saying that they believe that the baker is a big -- And they're still weighing their options on whether or not they should file a civil suit or filing civil complaint against this maker.
And here's the reason why -- And Iowa.
-- back in 2007 they updated the Civil Rights Act to include.
It issues involving gender and sexual orientation.
So according to the state guidelines this baker could in fact to be in violation of state Civil Rights Act law.
-- a question for you Victoria is she the only baker in the morning.
She is not and so this couple could very easily have taken their business elsewhere they certainly could happen.
And did -- that have you spoken to them or has for the what -- they say the local media about why they didn't just.
Let it go and realize that you know not everybody is gonna be able to do business again they're saying that this is.
Not about the cake they're saying this is a balance equality and tolerance.
And that's why they decided to speak out because there are other makers.
As a matter fact they interviewed some of those makers and they said they'd be more than happy to -- to make their case I'm sure a tough tough tough tough.
I think they -- the economy is tough you take a bit more where you can get it.
Unless of course you're strongly held religious beliefs.
Just sort of steer -- For directional bit.
There was another story -- covered I believe those last year in Indianapolis so they have us sort of a city farmers market area.
And -- a local family had a cupcake shop mom dad -- the daughters and one of the local gay rights groups -- and said hey we want you to make some cupcakes for us with they gay pride -- And the husband said.
You know when I'm gonna do that because you know when you were Christian and it was a similar situation but an area since they said that it wanna have to explain to their daughters what the gay rights movement was all about.
So they ended up facing and an investigation.
And the city actually tried to have been evicted from public property because they were opposed to.
That's homosexual how.
Does have one question.
The -- that the that the lesbian couple wanted -- -- the sort of any kind of lesbian themed cake or was it just a normal.
Regular K hold on second Adam.
What what what are you -- -- lesbian people.
Well I spent a lot I spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about Kate -- let me have -- exactly.
But my point is was there like like the cupcake store in other words was there some sort of defensive and offensive and you know whenever -- New York what memories and a hearing that might generate.
It's a great what's the -- -- -- about I think and I think you're like yeah I don't don't don't get your stuff I have -- focused on the day.
I hear you man yeah I asked her about that and she said that no edited as far as she knows it was going to be a true traditional wedding -- But she did say that she -- she refuses.
To -- what she calls -- Kate Snow okay so she won't make nodding to plug all of the other business that's I'm sure there are plenty of and it's a lucrative business.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It would just make -- okay this couple should just go some place sort of in the private -- it's not like it's a public entity.
Or she's the only -- in -- or something like this.
Right well you know I think that what we have seen across the country is.
You know although there is it a segment of the population.
That will always be opposed to gay marriages and gay unions and and even homosexuality in general there's seems to be.
Sort of a growing public acceptance by the public at large.
For these kinds of things and we've seen that you know with the passage of of a number of laws in different states around the country.
-- a that was a big issue back you know really over the past ten years as we've seen -- states and embrace these laws.
Is a certain there's been some some fight back up from from African American groups who say it's not fair to compare this -- the gay movement gay rights movement to the civil rights movement.
But -- but in fact that's what's happened and now they're in there and the one of the arguments.
A locally is that that what would happen if this woman had rejected an African American couple come again for a report --