Enchanting Creations is a small bakery down in Miami Shore, Florida, a kind of gayish neighborhood north of Miami. In fact, the owners have an LGBT pride flag in their window, so you know they're gay-friendly. What they also are is inclusive because they say that they will gladly bake an anti-gay hate-cake for a homophobic bigot, if someone wants one.
In a section on the company’s web site [HERE] titled “Hate Cakes, Human Rights, And Where We Stand,” Enchanting Creations explains that they have recently received a number of inquiries from people asking if they will make anti-gay cakes:
“Unfortunately, we haven’t been the only targets; the idea of “setting a trap” for small bakeries to catch them in the act of discrimination has become increasingly more common, and we feel it’s time to clarify our stance on this issue.
The fact of the matter is that we are an American business. As such, it is our responsibility to uphold the law and to refrain from discriminating against our customers, no matter how hurtful or personally offensive we might find their particular beliefs.
We believe that no one should ever be refused service – opposing discrimination by practicing it is not the answer. The only way to uphold our integrity as a company, and to maintain any hope of an eventual triumph over bigotry and discrimination is to act in accordance with this belief. We will not discriminate against potential customers, not even against those whose beliefs directly contradict our own – if the request is protected by the First Amendment we will honor it. This issue isn’t about approval; it’s about respect.”
I kinda get it, but it kinda irks me … but I get it; if you are against discrimination then you are against all discrimination. But that’s not all that the good folks at Enchanting Creations want you, and those folks who want a hate cake, to know:
“That said, so far these inquiries have amounted to nothing more than trolling; we have yet to receive a serious order. However, should the day come when an actual order is placed and paid for, we will not profit from discrimination.
Today we pledge that any profits we generate from the sale of a cake intended to discriminate against same-sex couples will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign, an organization who continues to fight for LGBT Equality.
We are extremely honored to be featured as an LGBT-Friendly vendor on both EnGAYgedWeddings.com and GayWeddings.com, and we will continue to proudly serve South Florida’s gay community.
We sincerely hope that others will join us in finding ways to derive something positive from this ongoing negativity, because in the end we truly do believe that love.”
And money is good, even money from a hate cake can be used to do some good. And, well, if I worked at Enchanted Creations, I would love to have someone order an anti-LGBT cake just so I could tell them that I’d bake it, and I’d sell it, and I’d give all the money to a n LGBT charity.
The looks on their faces would be priceless.
via If You Only NewsEnchanting Creations Facebook Page