Wedding Cake Analysis

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Lauren Mendoza Ethics Kyle Hirsch March 15, 2018 Theoretical Application: Wedding Cakes In the wedding cake dilemma, a Christian man turned down a gay couple a wedding cake because he claims it is going against his religion. He claims his cakes are pieces of art and he should not be forced to make an art piece that opposes his moral beliefs. The couple and the owner of a Christian cake shop are now battling it out through court. Now I will be comparing a few theories to the situation to observe the differences in perspectives that each theory provides. We will be taking a look at what each theorist would say about relevant difference. Relevant difference is a equality principle, it is a philosophical, moral, and legal doctrine asserting that…show more content…
For this theory it seems like the cake baker is still the discriminator even though he is Christian. In Christian beliefs, generally people believe God wants everyone to be kind and not to judge one another; the baker was not being kind and judged the couple because they were gay. Everyone should be treated equally even if they commit “sins”. It was not his place to judge this couple and he should have done the Christ-like thing and made their cake to be a good person even though he didn’t agree with what it stands for. On the other hand, he is following what scriptures read. In the Bible homosexuality is wrong and the baker doesn 't want to be associated with gay people because God “said” being gay is bad. If you look at it from this standpoint, the baker’s discrimination is justified because he is only doing his duty by obeying…show more content…
Again, here the cake maker was the one discriminating against the couple. Although he doesn’t believe in their lifestyle, he was not being virtuous by not being a kind person. Everyone should be treated equally and all should be attempting to be a good person at all times. His discrimination is not morally justified because he did not try to be moral when making his decision. According to this theory, everyone needs to always be working on their good moral virtuous and not their vices. The cake baker should not have been biased against the couple because of his religion, as long as they are good people that is all that matters since this theory is
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