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US: Oregon bakery which refused cake for same-sex wedding closes down

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  1. Godric Godricson 3 Sep 2013, 10:17am

    A self perpetuating victim role!

  2. “This is ridiculous that we can not practice our faith. The LORD is good and we will continue to serve Him with all our heart.”
    So, they’ll serve god – but not gays?

    1. Har Davids 3 Sep 2013, 6:03pm

      I think I migth be able to make a living of selling cakes just to the gay segment of society, but I think having ‘god’ as a costumer is a guarantee for disaster

    2. Helen Wilson 3 Sep 2013, 6:09pm

      When was the last time God brought cake?

  3. My heart bleeds for them!

  4. Fail.

    They are still able to practice their faith, however freedom of religion was never immune to the law of the land.

    You are free to be whatever sort of Christian you want, even a bad one, in a church, or in your home, but when dealing with the public in a business setting you must follow the law. Its always been that way. If you cant handle that, dont have a business.

  5. “Your Religious Freedom is becoming not Free anymore [sic].”

    The lack of self awareness is breathtaking.

    “They’re descriminating against my right to descriminate!”
    The same kind of twisted logic that allows Scott Lively to claim he’s being descriminated against for not being allowed to push for the death penalty against gay people.

    If the shoe was on the other foot and we refused hairsalon or interior design services for evangelical christians they would be up in arms.

    No-one is forcing these egits to attend the wedding or even give it their blessing.
    That said it’s always handy to know where the bigots are, since we can take our business somewhere more deserving, as in this case.

    1. Perhaps that’s what it needs to show them how ludicrous they are – a campaign to boycot ANY business run by ‘a christian’? But these are the same people who would no doubt have refused to make a cake for a mixed-race couple … or for the birthday of an illegitimate child? They are brainwashed and conditioned to react like this by their religious upbringing. It’s not really their fault. It’s the insidious, odious, divisive nature of organised religion which is to blame.

    2. LOVE that idea – perhaps the good folk of Brighton could lead the way? Though I doubt the “God fearing Christians” of that city would dare risk losing the Pink Pound by refusing service.

  6. My heart bleeds for them – not. In any event, I’m sure their Lord will provide, so there’s no need to be concerned for the loss of their business.

    I suspect the next instalment of their story will be being charged with tax-avoidance in their “in-home” business. After all, I’m pretty certain they’ll believe they only owe cash to their Lord’s representatives on earth, not the IRS.

  7. Nothing shows your love for your neighbour as much as refusing to make them a cake.

  8. Well let it be a message to any *~*~holy*~*~ business; if you discriminate you won’t get away with it, people won’t back you up like you think they might and your business will suffer wether it’s LGBT people or any minority you don’t feel like serving.

  9. They themselves made the decision to close their doors to the public, because they disliked serving members of the public.
    It’s the adoption agencies all over again. I give it less than a day before the internet is flooded with opinion pieces going on at length about how this bakery was “forced” by the state or by ‘gay nazis’ to shut down.

  10. hope you loose your house as well and all your friends, then we wil see how much your faith is good to you.
    All in name of religion.

  11. Marie Antoinette 3 Sep 2013, 12:53pm

    Let them eat cake.

  12. Metsän poika 3 Sep 2013, 12:59pm

    tragic…… karma more like!

  13. BlokeToys 3 Sep 2013, 1:33pm

    Aw, all these poor religious despots and their failing businesses… it’s just more proof, if any more were needed, that the people are moving away from the ignorance and bigotry of organized religion, and if you want to use your faith to beat people up and victimize others you will not be accepted in decent society.

    This bakery might have a small group of radicals to support them, but how often does that small group of religious fanatics ACTUALLY NEED CAKE!? LOL

    A business cannot survive on a minority audience like that. They have diminished their customer base to a tiny number of equally bigoted people, who are an extreme (but very vocal) minority.

    They deserve to close their doors, not just because they’re bigots, but because they have absolutely zero common sense in business.

    A gay couple should now buy that empty shop and start their own business, free of discrimination and judgment. They would then pick up all the business this failed company lost through their own stupidity.

  14. “This is ridiculous that we can not practice our faith. The LORD is good and we will continue to serve Him with all our heart.”

    And the lord said go forth and bake cakes. But just for straight people. Have faith and your fairy cakes will rise and be light and fluffy.

  15. What is an “in home bakery”? A bakery where you can discriminate ? Presumably this is their next attempt to circumvent the law.

  16. “We are not permitted to sacrifice goats and young virgins, own slaves, or refuse service to gays and lesbians. We are losing our religious freedoms…”

  17. This God has a lot to answer for….

  18. good fer them!…if ya can’t serve the ENTIRE public population…you don’t need to be in a public bizness…go see how much yer “LORD” will pay yer bills!

  19. Tom Cotner 3 Sep 2013, 5:16pm

    There are still places of business in the US (primarily the South) which maintain signs which state “we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone” – which, of course, is patently illegal, but they still do it. These signs are referring to race. Homophobia falls directly into this, as well.
    Nothing has changed in this country – it remains a major home of bigotry, and will do so until the last of these bigots die off — unfortunately.

    1. James Savik 3 Sep 2013, 8:39pm

      Most of the time, you’ll get served. After all, it’s about money.

      If you are being an ass, they’ll ask you to leave.

      It’s not about race, it’s about being civil.

  20. James Savik 3 Sep 2013, 8:34pm

    I’m not with you on this one. I say let them be. If they don’t want your money, spend it somewhere else. We have earned an enormous amount of BAD will by making martyrs out of these people.

    1. To the back of the bus with you, Rosa

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