The Supreme Court is currently hearing Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that will ultimately decide if the state violated Colorado baker Jack Phillips’s First Amendment rights, after compelling him to bake a cake for a gay wedding. David Mullins and Charlie Craig tried to commission a cake from Phillips in 2012, but he refused to make a cake celebrating gay marriage because of his religious beliefs.
The couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and Phillips was found in violation of the state's anti-discrimination laws. Many seem confused about the significance of the case, and are wondering why the couple just didn't go somewhere else. It's just cake! But if the Supreme Court rules in Phillips' favor, it could be a landmark decision that paves the way for all sorts of businesses to discriminate against gay people, or anyone really, based on their religious beliefs—which you gotta admit, are kinda wishy-washy. Also straight up bigoted, in this instance.
This is all pretty serious stuff. But here's a joke we can all appreciate:
Cake is gay, and everyone knows it. And loves it:
I myself am openly pie-sexual. Not that there's anything wrong with cake.— Parsimoniously Yours (@OverclocktRobot) December 5, 2017
you simply have not lived until you have licked the frosting off a gay cake— Adam “The Body” Ventura (@adamthompson4u) December 5, 2017
Yeah if you want straight cake you have to eat a pie— your favorite Shitposter (me) (@Chinchillazllla) December 5, 2017
It's nice to find something to smile about in this whole situation.
While people's religious beliefs should be respected, that respect doesn't mean condoning discrimination. We'll see if the Supreme Court agrees.
When I moved across the country a couple of months ago, I was trying to find a short-term place to stay while I looked around for an apartment to make my home. I've gone through my share of shady sublets, and was so worried I wouldn't land a spot that I started looking for one to book months in advance. On my first day of browsing, I came across a gorgeous and affordable one-bedroom in a really convenient location, but was super skeptical of the post because of how traumatized I am from my previous experiences.
I've dealt with creeps who ask for a cash deposit then claim they're in the hospital on the exact same day they're supposed to meet me for the keys. I've had people cancel my reservation once I've already landed in their city... Needless to say, I'm a seasoned subletter. When I found this lovely one-bedroom on Craigslist, I was sure the listing was too good to be true. So I took a proactively defensive stance when I reached out via email. I asked for boring specifications on the apartment and went over payment details with exhaustive thoroughness. I even asked if a friend could stop by to make sure there were no secret squatter tenants, or anything sketchy like that. Then, I got an email back.
TWIST: I recognized the address from the gushing fan mail I had sent it years ago. The apartment belonged to my favorite living writer and here I was, casually emailing with her directly. Flash forward a few months and we're friendly and occasionally email each other or meet for coffee to catch up. And that's how my nightmare sublet search turned into a friendship with one of the best and most famous writers of our time.
I live for real-life plot twists like this. They keep us on our toes while we cruise through this journey of life. Which is why when u/whytho37 asked Reddit to share their most insane plot twists, the results were incredible.
Scroll down for twists so good, you wouldn't believe they actually happened if you saw them in a film.