No Christian would approach a bakery known for its LGBT convictions, and commission it to supply and decorate a cake stating...
God says Marriage is between a man and a women.
Genesis 2:24 - Mark 10:7-8
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his female wife: and they shall be one flesh.
This is exactly what a group called ‘Queer Space’ did in an effort to promote their International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. They cared nothing for the livelihood of either the owners or employees of ‘Ashers Bakery’, only that they move the state against those who disagree with their view that marriage should include same-sex couples.
As stated, no Christian would think it right to force the LGBT community to promote the Biblical view of marriage, but rather would respect their right to exercise a God-given conscience and follow their own convictions. This is why we strongly believe there should be a ‘Conscience Clause’ added to law so that...
- Religious groups can not force the LGBT community to promote the biblical view of marriage.
- The LGBT community can not force Christians to promote same-sex marriage.
In each case the business or individual should have the right to refuse the promotion of views that are contrary to their convictions regarding the institution of marriage. We as Christians are not to judge those outside of the Church regarding their actions but warn [1 Corinthians 5:12], for God will judge each for their deeds committed during this life, after which each shall receive their eternal reward.
And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment.
Quote from an article by the Christian Institute
Aidan O’Neill QC’s legal opinion shows how UK businesses would suddenly be forced to promote all sorts of messages, however offensive to their firmly held beliefs. He uses the following scenarios to show who else could end up in court:
● A Muslim printer refusing a contract requiring the printing of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
● An atheist web designer refusing to design a website presenting as scientific fact the claim that God made the world in six days.
● A Christian film company refusing to produce a pornographic film.
● A Christian baker refusing to take an order to make a cake celebrating Satanism.
● A T-shirt company owned by lesbians declining to print T-shirts with a message describing gay marriage as an “abomination”.
● A printing company run by Roman Catholics declining an order to produce adverts calling for abortion on demand to be legalised.