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.”
Nevertheless, throughout the country, a number of states are forcing Christian bakers and florists to participate in same sex weddings, basically forcing them to choose between paid enslavement at the hands of the State, enslavement that they fear could damn their eternal soul or crippling fines and/or the loss of their business.
The idea that in the United States of America that we would force anyone, be it anti-Trump business owners or Christian business owners, to violate their personal conscience, to engage in work they choose not to for whatever reason, is un-American.
Should we force Islamic cafes to serve pork chops, black caterers to supply food at a Ku Klux Klan rally, Jewish delis to offer cheeseburgers, gay printers to supply fliers for a rally organized around the idea of a constitutional amendment against gay marriage, left-wing op-ed writers to “serve” a conservative audience opposed to Obamacare?
Of course not.
Putting out a sign that says “Open For Business” does not strip you of your human rights.
Farris is wrong about one thing. Pickle’s mother should publicly name and sue each and every one of the bakers who turned down her business.
The only way this fascist madness ends is if we force the Left to feel the pain of their own rules. Name them. Shame them. Sue their pants off. We must sue for peace, and this is the only way.