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28-05-2015, 09:34 AM
Star Bakery to appeal 'gay cake' ruling
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-32913283

The Christian-run bakery at the centre of a discrimination case over a so-called 'gay cake' has decided to appeal.
Ashers bakery was ordered to pay £500 for refusing to make a sponge cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan on it.
A Belfast court found that customer Gareth Lee had been discriminated against on the grounds of his sexual orientation.
He was backed in the case by the NI Equality Commission.
The commission paid almost £39,000 in legal fees.
In a statement, the McArthur family who run Ashers, said: "After much careful and prayerful consideration given to legal advice, we have decided to appeal the judgement handed down last Tuesday.

"We continue to insist that we have done nothing wrong as we have discriminated against no individual, but rather acted according to what the Bible teaches regarding marriage.
Last week a judge said that, as a business, Ashers was not exempt from discrimination law.
The firm was found to have discriminated against Mr Lee on the grounds of sexual orientation as well as his political beliefs.
The judge said she accepted that Ashers has "genuine and deeply held" religious views, but said the business was not above the law.



So what if I wanted a cake with a pro rape/genocide/infanticide message on it? Rolleyes

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28-05-2015, 09:39 AM
RE: Bakery to appeal 'gay cake' ruling
(28-05-2015 09:34 AM)LostLegend Wrote:  http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-32913283

The Christian-run bakery at the centre of a discrimination case over a so-called 'gay cake' has decided to appeal.
Ashers bakery was ordered to pay £500 for refusing to make a sponge cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan on it.
A Belfast court found that customer Gareth Lee had been discriminated against on the grounds of his sexual orientation.
He was backed in the case by the NI Equality Commission.
The commission paid almost £39,000 in legal fees.
In a statement, the McArthur family who run Ashers, said: "After much careful and prayerful consideration given to legal advice, we have decided to appeal the judgement handed down last Tuesday.

"We continue to insist that we have done nothing wrong as we have discriminated against no individual, but rather acted according to what the Bible teaches regarding marriage.
Last week a judge said that, as a business, Ashers was not exempt from discrimination law.
The firm was found to have discriminated against Mr Lee on the grounds of sexual orientation as well as his political beliefs.
The judge said she accepted that Ashers has "genuine and deeply held" religious views, but said the business was not above the law.



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You would be an asshole. Big Grin

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28-05-2015, 09:58 AM
RE: Bakery to appeal 'gay cake' ruling
(28-05-2015 09:39 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(28-05-2015 09:34 AM)LostLegend Wrote:  http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-32913283

The Christian-run bakery at the centre of a discrimination case over a so-called 'gay cake' has decided to appeal.
Ashers bakery was ordered to pay £500 for refusing to make a sponge cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan on it.
A Belfast court found that customer Gareth Lee had been discriminated against on the grounds of his sexual orientation.
He was backed in the case by the NI Equality Commission.
The commission paid almost £39,000 in legal fees.
In a statement, the McArthur family who run Ashers, said: "After much careful and prayerful consideration given to legal advice, we have decided to appeal the judgement handed down last Tuesday.

"We continue to insist that we have done nothing wrong as we have discriminated against no individual, but rather acted according to what the Bible teaches regarding marriage.
Last week a judge said that, as a business, Ashers was not exempt from discrimination law.
The firm was found to have discriminated against Mr Lee on the grounds of sexual orientation as well as his political beliefs.
The judge said she accepted that Ashers has "genuine and deeply held" religious views, but said the business was not above the law.



So what if I wanted a cake with a pro rape/genocide/infanticide message on it? Rolleyes

You would be an asshole. Big Grin

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28-05-2015, 10:17 AM
RE: Bakery to appeal 'gay cake' ruling
I'm kind of like ... "Who fucking cares?" Business is business; you don't want my business because I'm (insert thing you fear/hate), then tell me up front and I'll go to someone who needs my money.

Not my problem if someone dies a penniless asshole... just as, it's not my problem if someone lets themself be controlled by some ancient superstition.

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28-05-2015, 10:18 AM
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"assholiness" ---- I nominate that one as word of the year....

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28-05-2015, 11:36 AM
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Why bother with the slogan.
Spongecake = gay.
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28-05-2015, 11:46 AM
RE: Bakery to appeal 'gay cake' ruling
(28-05-2015 09:34 AM)LostLegend Wrote:  http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-32913283

The Christian-run bakery at the centre of a discrimination case over a so-called 'gay cake' has decided to appeal.
Ashers bakery was ordered to pay £500 for refusing to make a sponge cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan on it.
A Belfast court found that customer Gareth Lee had been discriminated against on the grounds of his sexual orientation.
He was backed in the case by the NI Equality Commission.
The commission paid almost £39,000 in legal fees.
In a statement, the McArthur family who run Ashers, said: "After much careful and prayerful consideration given to legal advice, we have decided to appeal the judgement handed down last Tuesday.

"We continue to insist that we have done nothing wrong as we have discriminated against no individual, but rather acted according to what the Bible teaches regarding marriage.
Last week a judge said that, as a business, Ashers was not exempt from discrimination law.
The firm was found to have discriminated against Mr Lee on the grounds of sexual orientation as well as his political beliefs.
The judge said she accepted that Ashers has "genuine and deeply held" religious views, but said the business was not above the law.



So what if I wanted a cake with a pro rape/genocide/infanticide message on it? Rolleyes

Be sure to include the appropriate bible verses and you're good to go.


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28-05-2015, 11:49 AM
RE: Bakery to appeal 'gay cake' ruling
(28-05-2015 11:36 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Why bother with the slogan.
Spongecake = gay.
Duh Facepalm

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28-05-2015, 11:59 AM
RE: Bakery to appeal 'gay cake' ruling
(28-05-2015 11:49 AM)kim Wrote:  
(28-05-2015 11:36 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Why bother with the slogan.
Spongecake = gay.
Duh Facepalm

I know, Confused right?

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28-05-2015, 02:02 PM (This post was last modified: 28-05-2015 02:05 PM by Gilgamesh.)
RE: Bakery to appeal 'gay cake' ruling
(28-05-2015 09:34 AM)LostLegend Wrote:  http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-32913283

The Christian-run bakery at the centre of a discrimination case over a so-called 'gay cake' has decided to appeal.
Ashers bakery was ordered to pay £500 for refusing to make a sponge cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan on it.
A Belfast court found that customer Gareth Lee had been discriminated against on the grounds of his sexual orientation.
He was backed in the case by the NI Equality Commission.
The commission paid almost £39,000 in legal fees.
In a statement, the McArthur family who run Ashers, said: "After much careful and prayerful consideration given to legal advice, we have decided to appeal the judgement handed down last Tuesday.

"We continue to insist that we have done nothing wrong as we have discriminated against no individual, but rather acted according to what the Bible teaches regarding marriage.
Last week a judge said that, as a business, Ashers was not exempt from discrimination law.
The firm was found to have discriminated against Mr Lee on the grounds of sexual orientation as well as his political beliefs.
The judge said she accepted that Ashers has "genuine and deeply held" religious views, but said the business was not above the law.



So what if I wanted a cake with a pro rape/genocide/infanticide message on it? Rolleyes

Would they serve gay people the same way they serve any other?

Whether the person ordering the cake is gay or straight, if they still wouldn't have created, and served, the 'pro-gay-themed cake' it is absolutely not discrimination. How could it be if they wouldn't have offered the same service to a straight person? It can't; not on these grounds, anyway.
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