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bakery may face court for refusal to decorate a cake promoting queer marriage

Notice please the charge made, namely that the bakery refused the order based on the fact that the customer was queer.
But that is not so at all.

The way I first heard the story was . . .

The customer wanted a slogan on the cake that said “Support Gay Marriage” and the bakery refused to do that.  End of story. Or it would have been if the bakery were muslim owned. But no.
It’s apparently still open season on Christians.

The bakery did not want any part of a gay rights campaign. They’d sell em the cake sure nuff, but wouldn’t add the words encouraging goofy marriage.  But you all know how these things go.  Indeed, how they start.  It’s always a pressure group that targets ppl they know in advance will be in opposition to them and so, bingo!  A cause and a legal case.

Being Ireland, I’m surprised that no gunmen have settled the pressure group’s hash by now.

Maybe there’s hope tho.

Ashers Baking Company: ‘Gay cake’ row could end up in court

A Christian-run bakery that refused a customer’s request to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage could face a discrimination case in court.

Ashers Baking Company declined an order from a gay rights activist, asking for cake featuring the Sesame Street puppets, Bert and Ernie.

The customer also wanted the cake to feature the logo of a Belfast-based campaign group called “Queerspace”.

The County Antrim firm could face legal action from the Equality Commission.

The watchdog confirmed it is assisting the customer whose order was refused and has written to the baking company on his behalf.

The cake was ordered for a civic event in Bangor Castle Town Hall, County Down, to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
Christian beliefs

The bakery, which was founded in Newtownabbey in 1992, is run by the McArthur family.

The directors, who are Christians, operate six shops in Northern Ireland and employ 62 people.

The firm’s 24-year-old general manager, Daniel McArthur, said marriage in Northern Ireland “still is defined as being a union between one man and one woman” and said his company was taking “a stand”.

Mr McArthur added that his firm offered the customer a full refund, which was collected shortly after the order was refused.

“We thought that was the end of it, but approximately six weeks later we received a letter from the Equality Commission. The Equality Commission’s letter said that we had discriminated against the customer on the grounds of his sexual orientation.

“It asked us to propose how we would recompense the customer for this discrimination. It also said it would pursue legal proceedings if we didn’t respond within a seven-day time period,” Mr McArthur said.

CONTINUED PLUS BRIEF VIDEO , BBCTV


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/09/2014 at 02:39 PM   
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