04 June 2018

The Masterpiece Cakeshop and Leviticus 20:13

Today the Supreme Court of the United States decided in favor of the Masterpiece Cakeshop, saying that the government “cannot act in a manner that passes judgment upon or presupposes the illegitimacy of religious beliefs and practices” and that the state of Colorado's anti-discrimination law “was neither tolerant nor respectful of [baker Jack] Phillips’ religious beliefs.”

But the baker's religious beliefs are based on the Bible, and the Bible says nothing at all about baking (or not baking) cakes for same-sex couples. It does, however, have a few commandments about homosexuality, the most important of which is commandment 555:

If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Leviticus 20:13

So the Bible commands the baker (and everyone else who believes in the Bible) to do more than refuse to bake a cake for two men who are getting married; it commands him to kill them.

And so, according to the reasoning of the court, the government may not pass judgement on the religious belief and practice commanded in Leviticus 20:13. We must be tolerant and respectful of Bible believers as they execute homosexuals for committing an abomination before God.