Just give the business to sane people.
Indeed. Bring the lawsuit by all means, but find a nicer baker too.
besides, it has absolutely NOTHING to do with his “1st amendment rights”.
are there ANY freakin’ Americans who even KNOW what their own damned constitution actually says?
he is allowed to practice whatever religion he wants. the state hasn’t intruded on that.
however, as a for-profit company that deals with the public, he has obligations to respect HUMAN rights legislation established by that government.
The 1st amendment does NOT give anyone a license to freely ignore state regulations.
Plus the guy is clearly a hypocrite, denying lesbians their rights whilst sporting tattoos, which if I’m not mistaken are forbidden by the bible! Hope people decide to buy their cakes elsewhere in future.
Well that’s the other part of the same part of the same book of the bible, so it doesn’t count.
(Actually tattoos are only forbidden if they are in memorial of the dead. So many tattoos wouldn’t be proscribed.)
Oh he isn’t even allowed to practice any religion he wants. Many religious practices are not legal (animal and human sacrifice and such).
The federal government, and because of a clause I forget, thereby the plural states, are disallowed form making law “respecting religion”. In a linguistic bit of irony, “protection of marriage for religious reasons” would be extra illegal.
But anyway, the practice of religion isn’t particularly protected by the first ammendment, it is just resistent to regulation.
This case is the opposite of that.
Every gay couple shoudl go to him first so that he can deny them and get fined again…
Well, he’ll never have that recipe again…
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“we don’t do same-sex marriages.”
The bakery sign gives that away. I thought you just baked cakes.
Religious beliefs? And Jesus wept.
Nothing quite like the interpretation of Abraham’s God, to really twist people around. Cherry picking so called holy books lets people use religion to justify their own prejudices and bigotry and hatred. That is all. This has nothing to do with God, or faith, it has everything to do with human idiocy. (It’s convenient to blame God, though.)
/Buddhist & Spiritualist & Recovering Catholic