Engaged couple Trina Vodraska and Janelle Sievers went in for an tasting appointment with the baker on Thursday afternoon for their wedding.
Baker Victoria Childress told the couple that she would have to refuse their business because of her Christian beliefs, according to KCCI News.
“I said that was fine and I appreciated her being honest,” Vodraska said. Her fiancée added that they were caught off-guard by the refusal. However, Childress said it was her right as a business owner to refuse the couple’s business.
“I said, ‘I’ll tell you I’m a Christian, and I do have convictions.’ And I said, ‘I’m sorry to tell you, but I’m not going to be able to do the cake because of my convictions for their lifestyle. It is my right, and it’s not to discriminated against them. It’s not so much to do with them, it’s to do with me and my walk with God and what I will answer [to] Him for.”
While Childress said she did not belittle the couple, Vodraska and Sievers said they were left feeling humiliated by the experience.
“It was degrading,” Vodraska said. “It was like she chastised us for wanting to do business with her.”