You may remember the case of Denver baker, Jack Phillips, whose Masterpiece Cakeshop refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding, citing religious beliefs. That case, as was recently announced, will now be heard by the Supreme Court.
Or, perhaps you remember the case of Aaron and Melissa Klein, of Cakes by Melissa, who lost their case regarding conscience in a similar situation where they declined to provide a cake for a gay wedding in Oregon.
You may also remember a darling letter President Trump received, from little boy named Dylan Harbin – better known as “Pickle.” His adorable fan letter to the president melted hearts all over the internet, after Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders highlighted it in a recent press briefing.
Dylan aka Pickle thank you for your letter and hope to meet you soon! pic.twitter.com/XZlJARZ9cs
— Sarah Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) July 26, 2017
Turns out, Pickle is now in a pickle of his own.
According to the Daily Wire:
Dylan Harbin aka “Pickle,” the 9-year-old from California who became famous when Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read his fan letter to President Trump, is already on the wrong end of the intolerant brutality one faces in America when you are guilty of WrongThink. Last week, in the obvious hope he did not exist, the mainstream media, in the form of the leftwing Washington Post, hunted Dylan down. The Post also reported 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.”
Hmmm…Bakers were unwilling to bake a certain type of cake. How so very interesting.
According to a blog post written by Michael P. Farris of the Alliance Defending Freedom, an organization that protects the conscience of Christian bakers who do not want to participate in the sacramentalization of sin inherent in a same sex marriage, the “cake shops declined Pickle’s order for conscience reasons[.]”
This prompted a number of obvious observations from Harris:
“[N]o one on the Left is calling for legal action against the [anti-Trump] cake shops. And neither should anyone on the Right.”
“The fact is that these cake shops have freedom of speech,” he 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.”
This is a 9-year-old child. If he wanted a cake glorifying President Obama (who was just honored with his own day in Illinois), don’t you think bakeries would be lining up to make it for this kid – for free? Can you imagine the photo ops that would ensue – perhaps with Mr. Obama himself?
Just like with the recent Google fiasco, ideology is king.
This highlights yet another instance of gross hypocrisy by the left. It’s time for conservatives to call them out on it Every.Single.Time. This is ideological bullying (of a child, no less), and we need to make it known far and wide. Let’s all #StandWithPickle.