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  1. God, this is all so pathetic! Making a cake is against your Christian beliefs?

  2. I have a problem with this lawsuit. First let me state that I am a lesbian and I believe and work for gay rights. But if I ran a bakery and members of a pedaphile group wanted me to bake for them I’d have to turn them away, ’cause to me that’s about as wrong as it gets. So my feelings are boycott, let them know how much money they’ve lost out on, but leave their beliefs alone. It might be your turn next.

    1. Ro, I cannot believe you have the absolute bravery to compare a wedding cake for gay men to a party cake for pedophiles. You are proving every idea of internalized homophobia, and how DARE you compare people like you to something so vile. You need to reconsider your arguments, and reevaluate your stance on our community. As a gay man, I am disgusted by you. As a human, I am appalled at your inability to push for equality. You might feel better by saying, “I am a lesbian, BUT don’t you dare trample on a person’s religious beliefs.” That is a weak argument, it is cowardly, and you need to just quit.

    2. Pedophiles are not protected by anti-discrimination laws. Gay people are.

      If you “believe and work for gay rights,” but are willing to let this act of discrimination go, I would say that you don’t know what you are talking about. What are “gay rights” if not this very thing?

    3. Ro – reading your post actually made me heart sink with disbelief that a lesbian woman who says she works in gay right holds such opinions and thoughts. Your analogy that two men wanting to celebrate their consensual and lawful love for each other is as offensive, abhorrent and unacceptable as the harm, abuse and robbery of childhood that occurs with paedophillia astounds me.

      Whatever you do for a living has been completely undermined by your statement, any progress you have ever made in the area of human rights negated by your mindless ill considered comments.

      Please do some research, soul searching and reconsider your views and possibly your career

    4. What a ridiculous comment to make!

      A peadophile group are hardly likely to be shouting about what they want the cake for in the first place are they?

      You really do need to re-evaluate your comparisons too, your choice here disgusts me.

    5. Lee Dalgleish 7 Jun 2013, 10:54am

      I’m astounded! What an appalling comment to make. How can you justify comparing a gay couple wanting a cake to a paedophile? You are clearly in the wrong job if you are making this kind of comparisons. Beliefs are just that… BELIEFS. It doesn’t give any right to discriminate against others. It’s bad enough we have MPs and church members comparing us to Paedophiles or acts of incest, we don’t need it from members of our own community!

    6. Ro may have chosen an extreme example to make her point but is that point not still valid? Some people have strong feelings against certain practices: homosexual relationships in the case of the cake makers; paedophilia in the case of Ro and some other commentators. I would also be a little troubled by the lawsuit were it not a legal requirement for the business not to discriminate against homosexual customers.

  3. Ro; I understand the point you are trying to make but being gay isn’t against the law; pedophilia is.

    Refusing to provide a service to a gay couple celebrating their marriage is not the same as refusing to provide a service to a pedo celebrating pedophilia as the former isn’t illegal or even objectionable to the general public. The second is both.

  4. Enrique Esteban 7 Jun 2013, 7:21am

    Help to sign: prenume=first name; nume=family name; oras=city; tara=country.
    You’ll receive a mail and have to click on 2nd link to confirm.

    1. equalmarriage EVERYWHERE 7 Jun 2013, 2:43pm

      so three people have thumbed down this , when over the last few months we have been doing exactly the same and still are with the house of lords asking people repeatedly for support. Shame on all of you

      1. its probably not the right place to be putting it on….it was also put on the site for the lad that died in Paris after the riots….right time right place i would say….and these are not the right places…..

  5. ”At its heart, this is a case about conscience. I just don’t think that we should heighten one person’s beliefs over and above another person’s beliefs.”

    I agree, which is why someone who is providing a service to the public should be even more mindful of this fact.

    I presume that in Colorado, it is illegal to refuse the provision of goods and services to someone based on their sexuality? If this is the case then Jack Phillips would be aware of that and therefore he has broken the law. It is only right that he should face a prosecution.

  6. I must have missed the part in the bible where it says you can’t provide a cake to a man ‘who lies with another man’.

    Make the cake, take the money, you idiot!

  7. Midnighter 7 Jun 2013, 11:13am

    Disgusting though it is, I believe that this will end up being a good thing for the LGBT population. Not only should the courts slap this nonsense down which would be useful in itself, but the more bigots who hit the headlines with this sort of pettiness, the harder it is for this type of “Christian” to maintain their façade of being kind and reasonable.

  8. Ro So what you are saying is his religious rights trump the human rights of the gay couple. As many have pointed out ,being a paedophile is against the law. While homosexuality is not. For obvious reasons. One takes place between consenting adults. The other is a crime because it takes place between an adult and a non consenting child. You cannot equate the two. This is why for me Human rights always trump any ones religious beliefs. Human rights are based on the fact that I can see another person and how they may be persecuted for being human. But when it comes to religion I can see no persecution for something that is based on something that does not exist.

  9. mikeysussex 7 Jun 2013, 11:44am

    Was it a fairy cake?

  10. “Don’t let them eat cake”

    It’s the opposite of what Marie Antoinette said really isn’t it.

    Take him to the guillotine, off with Mr Phillips head!

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