Conservative commentator Steven Crowder released a video this week in which he put on an outrageously offensive “gay” persona and went to bakeries run by Muslims to ask if they would bake a wedding cake for his same-sex wedding.
Lisping, wiggling his hips and waving his hands, Crowder walked into bakeries in a heavily Muslim area of Dearborn, Michigan and performed an exaggerated pantomime of gay stereotypical behaviors.
“What do you think happens when a gay, like SUPER gay Crowder tries to get a super gay wedding cake baked at a Muslim bakery?” asked his blog breathlessly. “I’m pretty sure you can guess, but you might as well watch this week’s adventure to Dearborn, MI to find out!”
“Many” of the Muslim bakeries did agree to bake the cakes for Crowder and his pretend partner, he admitted. More, he said, that probably would have agreed had the bakeries been run by Christians. His video, however, only featured the three bakeries that refused.
Crowder has previously dressed in camp drag in an attempt to pass himself off as a trans woman at a Planet Fitness gym. He dressed as a giant teddy bear and tried to take away children’s Halloween candy in 2012, ostensibly to teach the kids a lesson about government handouts and the welfare economy.
Crowder was a proud virgin and abstinence advocate until he married his wife in August of 2012.
“If you’re wondering whether all of the mocking, the ridicule, the incredible difficulty of saving yourself for your spouse is worth it,” he wrote after losing his virginity on his wedding night, “let me tell you without a doubt that it is. Your wedding can be the most memorable day and night of your life…or just another party.”
“Oops. Did I just make a ‘judgment?'” he said. “You’re darn right I did.”
Clearly same-sex marriages and the people who want them, in Crowder’s view, do not deserve the same respect.
Watch the video, embedded below:
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