Though we’ve never been asked to service a same-sex wedding, and though it looks increasingly that we someday will, we want to notify our customers of a policy that Creator Cakes will pursue. We’ve decided that if asked, we will provide a cake at a same-sex wedding ceremony. But we will take every dollar from that sale and donate it to an organization fighting to protect and advance religious liberty—organizations like Alliance Defending Freedom, Manhattan Declaration, or the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
To our dear and beloved customers,
Creator Cakes has served this community for over two decades. That we run our business in accordance with our Christian faith is well known in the community.
We’ve grown very concerned over the last week’s events that saw businesses like ours unwantedly thrust into the national spotlight. We’re one of the few handfuls of businesses that serve the wedding industry out of Christian conviction. Our letterhead even includes 1 Corinthians 1:31: “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” We do so because for over two decades, we’ve felt that this business platform gives us the best opportunity to minister to our community and to be an influence for Jesus Christ.
From providing free cakes to proms for handicapped students, to making sure that we pay our employees above the minimum wage, to using environmentally healthy products, we’ve striven to run our business to the glory of God and to the furtherance of His Kingdom. We believe that the spark of creativity that brings forth our culinary masterpieces originates from God’s image in each of us.
We love our customers—all of them; gay or straight. In the span of our career, we’ve never turned away a customer for who he or she is. That is abhorrent. We have, however, turned away customers whose remarriages were performed under the pretense of adultery. We did not feel comfortable using our talents in service of a ceremony that would wrongly lend sacramental blessing to what the Bible labels sin.
Increasingly, we’ve seen people like us—Christian bakers, florists, and photographers—targeted, maligned, and harassed for choosing not to use our creative talents and speech in service of same-sex weddings.