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Seth Boyes

The yeast of our worries

Posted Friday, December 8, 2017, at 5:01 PM
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  • Although I certainly don’t want to live in a world where a business can deny service to anyone for race, creed, gender, sexual orientation or the like, I also am afraid of a world where an artist can be forced to produce art that they find reprehensible. There should be a distinction between a business that refuses to serve all homosexuals and an artist who says I’m not comfortable doing a homosexual wedding. I am a cake artist. And I’ve refused to do Cakes before. As an artist I put my heart and soul in each piece of art I produce. It may be consumed, but the pictures last forever and they are attached to my name and represent me. When I do a wedding, someone doesn’t just walk off the street and order a cake. I sit with the bride and groom over coffee and try to get to know them and what they like. These meetings can go hours.

    This is not refusing to deliver pizza.

    This is different. It scares me to think one day I could be forced to do work I find reprehensible. I’ve been asked to do pornographic Cakes by employers and refused. “But it’s for a woman” or “its for a gynecologist”. I don’t care. I refuse. What if my right to refuse is taken away?

    -- Posted by Eeyore on Sun, Dec 10, 2017, at 12:43 AM
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