Do you remember the controversy caused by the bakery that refused to make wedding cakes for gay couples? Eventually, Sweet Cakes by Melissa was shut down, but the conflict isn’t over. In response to the court decision, right-wing activist Theodore Shoebat set up a “social experiment” in which he cold called 13 pro-LGBT bakeries and asked them to make a cake with the message, “Gay Marriage is Wrong” on it. He then recorded the results. Unsurprisingly, none of the bakeries consented to making the cake with the anti-gay message on it.
“Each one denied us service, and even used deviant insults and obscenities against us. One baker even said that she would make me a cookie with a large phallus on it,” said Shoebat on his website. “We recorded all of this in a video that will stun the American people as to how militant and intolerant the homosexual agenda is.”
Shoebat posted the results of his contentious experiment in a two-part YouTube video. Many commentators have pointed out that asking a bakery to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and asking a bakery to make a cake with a hateful slogan on it is akin to comparing apples and oranges.