Monday, April 11, 2016

Republican Christian Mississippi Baker Speaks Out On Hate Bill And It's Not What You Think

Mitchell Moore lives in Mississippi; he’s straight; he’s a Republican; he’s a Christian; and he owns a bakery. And he has a lot to say about the passage of that Hate Bill in his state that allows discrimination against the LGBT community because … Jesus.

He believes the state’s lawmakers are violating Christian principles with their new Hate Bill:
 “I am here to bake cakes and to sell those cakes. I’m not here to decide arbitrarily who deserves my cake and who doesn’t. That’s not what I do. That’s not my job. So leaving aside the stupidity of passing it because it decriminalizes discrimination – which, that really is kind of the biggest issue – but I can actually say I think the law of unintended consequences is going to come back to bite the people who signed this bill. If it is my sincerely held religious belief that I shouldn’t serve them, then I can do that. And I can hide behind that language. But that language is so vague it opens a Pandora’s Box. And you can’t shut it again [because] there is no sincerely held religious belief to think that I am better than other people – to think that my sin is different than other people. And so I am a deeply Christian man, and those go counter to my belief system.
“The assumption that [state legislators] think that they’re looking out for us – that’s not what they are doing. We rank number one – our state government is the most dependent on federal money. We are the third most obese state. We rank at the bottom in unemployment, in education. We’ve got crumbling infrastructure. None of them are being tackled. Instead, we are passing, hey-let’s-discriminate bills. You see the state government as taking no action on hundreds of other priorities and taking action instead on trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist. It boggles my mind.”
It boggles most minds, except the mall ones.

Would that I lived in Mississippi and could frequent Mitchell Moore’s Campbell’s Bakery in Jackson every single day. Cakes baked without hate or judgment are dee-lish, y’all.

Thanks to Mitchell Moore for telling us the other side of faith; the side that doesn’t hate.


anne marie in philly said...

oh lawdy, a southerner that GETS IT!

Bob Slatten said...

Right!??! Who knew??!!?

Michael Dodd said...

There are plenty of southerners -- and other Christians -- who get it, but sadly their voices are seldom heard or taken seriously by politicians out to make points with the fringe. It is refreshing to see one of the good ones getting the message out there!

Bob Slatten said...

I'm with you; we have met so many wonderful welcoming people here in the south, though, sadly, their voices are seldom heard. It's the haters screeching the loudest that get the press.

the dogs' mother said...

Yeah! Mitchell Moore!

mistress maddie said...

See, he truly is the definition of s Christian. What boggles the mind is that on this age, we ate even still discussing discrimination.

Mitchell is Moving said...

He'd have MY business. And just as not all Muslims are terrorists, not all Christians are narrow-minded.

Fearsome Beard said...

He's a breath of fresh air in the stale news feed. I believe there are actually more of him in this world. Those like him just need to stand up and stand with.