Remember when the left set out to ruin the lives of Christian bakers who refused to make wedding cakes for same-sex marriages? And remember the letter Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read at the July 26 White House press briefing from a boy named Dylan who said Donald Trump was his favorite president? Well, it seems that the left doesn't have a problem with refusing to bake a cake for reasons of conscience, if it's a pro-Trump cake for a child.
For privacy reasons, Huckabee didn't reveal the boy's name, but the news media put all its investigative efforts into identifying him and confirmed the letter came from 9-year-old Dylan Harbin of California.
Now we are learning that when Dylan asked for a “Donald Trump cake” for his birthday, his mother “made him one herself, because she couldn’t find a bakery willing and able to do it,” according to the Washington Times.
Michael P. Farris -- president, CEO and general counsel of the Alliance Defending Freedom, the Christian legal group defending Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker who was sued by a gay couple for declining to make their same-sex wedding cake -- wondered in a blog post late last week why bakers are allowed to decline to make birthday cakes supporting President Trump, but not wedding cakes supporting same-sex marriage.
“Similarly here, cake shops declined Pickle’s order for conscience reasons. Yet, no one on the Left is calling for legal action against the cake shops. And neither should anyone on the Right.”
“The fact is that these cake shops have freedom of speech,” Farris continued. “They have the right to decline to use their artistic talents to celebrate events or promote messages that violate their beliefs, even if it offends a nice little kid.”
For refusing to make the same-sex wedding cake, Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, was ordered by the state’s Civil Rights Commission to undergo “re-education” training, change his store policies and file quarterly “compliance” reports for two years. His case will be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court beginning this fall.
Meanwhile, 9-year-old Dylan is learning the lesson young that leftists are hypocritical haters.