In the Sunday Chicago Tribune, nearly two dozen LGBTQ, Jewish and social justice agencies challenged the tone and substance of an editorial that supported the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
“Comparing a same-sex couple looking to buy a cake honoring their love to Nazis seeking to buy a swastika cake is appalling. We remind the board that an estimated 15,000 LGBTQ people were rounded up and systemically murdered by Nazis in the Holocaust. Your comparison is bullish and insensitive,” the organizations said to the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board.
“Second, the board’s dismissive approach to the indignity experienced by the plaintiffs–David Mullins and Charlie Craig–minimizes the reality LGBTQ people face in many communities every day.”
The letter was signed by the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Pride Action Tank, Equality Illinois, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago on behalf of the other organizations.