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Gay Protesters tell Christian Bakers “We’ll burn your House Down” and “Sodomize your Son”!

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Written by Onan Coca

 

It just doesn’t pay for Christians to get into the baking business anymore.

A Christian family in Texas took over a local Longview, Texas bakery in 2015 and quickly found themselves in a world of trouble. In February two gay men, Ben Valencia and Luis Marmolejo asked the bakery to bake a cake in celebration of their same-sex “wedding.” The family declined and were soon inundated by threats, slander, and malicious online attacks.

Edie and David Delorme now fear for their business and for the safety of their family. Edie told the Blaze that one of the worst comments was received by her son, Our [17-year old] son got a call … where they threatened to burn our house down and violate him with a broken beer bottle. That was probably the worst.” The lawyer that the family retained, Michael Berry of First Liberty told LifeSiteNews that, “the Delormes property has been damaged. They’ve experienced minor vandalism at their home, including their mailbox being destroyed. We reported both the vandalism and the threats they have received to the Harrison County Sheriff. The Sheriff’s office sent a deputy to talk to the Delormes and they are now patrolling the area to make sure no additional acts are perpetrated against the Delormes.”

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The couple have explained that they hold no personal animus towards any homosexuals; they’ve attempted to be respectful and kind in dealing with gay customers. However, wedding cakes hold more significance for the Christian bakers because the cakes are part of a celebration of marriage. “That cake is used to celebrate a union. We just don’t feel like we’re supposed to take part in the celebration of that union, because it’s a violation of our faith,” Edie said.

gaymobWhile the situation has been a harrowing experience for the Delorme family, they at least have not had the added insult of being litigated against by the state in which they live. There have been a handful of other stories (that we’ve also covered) where angry homosexuals have enacted a campaign of terror against a Christian business and then been joined by the local and state government in harassing these Christians out of business and into bankruptcy.

Over at the liberal online magazine, the Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf wonders if the gay lobby and their liberal allies aren’t handling this issue in entirely the wrong way.

The question I’d ask those who want to use non-state means to punish mom-and-pop businesses that decline to cater gay weddings is what, exactly, their notion of a fair punishment is. Nearly every supporter of gay marriage is on board with efforts to publicly tell people that their position is wrongheaded–I’ve participated in efforts like that for years and insist that respectful critique and persuasion is more effective than shaming. What about other approaches? If their Yelp rating goes down by a star does the punishment fit the “crime”? Is there a financial loss at which social pressure goes from appropriate to too much? How about putting them out of business? Digital mobs insulting them and their children? Email and phone threats from anonymous Internet users? If you think that any of those go too far have you spoken up against the people using those tactics?

(If not, is it because you’re afraid they might turn on you?)

A relatively big digital mob has been attacking this powerless family in rural Indiana,** but I don’t get the sense that its participants have reflected on or even thought of these questions. I don’t think they recognize how ugly, intolerant and extreme their actions appear or the effect they’ll have on Americans beyond the mainstream media, or that their vitriolic shaming these people has ultimatelymade them into martyrs. I fear that a backlash against their tactics will weaken support for the better angels of the gay rights movement at a time when more progress needs to be made, and that they’re turning traditionalists into a fearful, alienated minority with a posture of defensiveness that closes them off to persuasion.

And that’s a shame.

Liberals are guilty of the very same heinous things that they pretend Christian families are guilty of. The gay lobby and their liberal allies are dehumanizing Christians, mocking, and degrading us for the beliefs that we hold most dear. Their response to our desire to not be involved is clearly not a fairly measured one. While we may decline to bake them a cake, they are free (and able) to purchase their cake at the next bakery. However, when they carry out their campaign of retribution upon our businesses, we have no recourse but to pack up the shop and hope to find work doing something else.

The truth is that the liberal gay fascists have no desire to dialogue with us on this issue; instead they seek to hector us into oblivion and then to wipe every record of us from the annals of history. It is indeed a great shame.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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