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US bakery which refused to bake a cake for gay couple’s wedding found guilty of discrimination

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  1. Midnighter 20 Jan, 8:19pm

    I think it’s fair to say they got their “just desserts”.

    You have to be stupid to turn away business in an economic downturn, and you have to be a special kind of stupid to do it in a way that contravenes state law and thus hits you even harder in the pocket.

  2. bobbleobble 20 Jan, 9:06pm

    Their lawyer should have correctly explained their constitutional right to freedom of religion. The second amendment gives freedom to believe but not absolute freedom to act on those beliefs. Religious beliefs are not superior to the laws of the land.

  3. This is fantastic news. It sends out a VERY clear message that religion is not and should never be a licence to discriminate or peddle hatred. Otherwise, I could claim to be a Peter Panist and invent a rule that it is against my religion to serve black people. Where would it end?

  4. Religious freedom means that you can believe whatever you want. It does not mean you can discriminate and dismiss other people’s rights.

  5. Darren Yehuda 21 Jan, 12:12pm

    In what religion does it say, “Thou shalt not make cake for gay people!” Certainly not mine! Unless in contains lobster or pork…I guess. But mine does say, “To Offend even the least of these is the same as offending G-d”
    This whole gayvs G-d dicotomy is a red herring. We mustn’t buy into it. G-d loves gay people–all people really—Well, maybe not Putin or Goodluck–they need a prayer I think.

  6. Phillip 22 Jan, 6:01pm

    It’s not discrimination based on sexual orientation; the baker simply didn’t want to provide a cake for a ceremony which would go against his religious beliefs. What’s the problem? He didn’t say “I won’t give you a cake because you’re gay.”

    And to the commenter bobbleobble, I would tend to doubt your understanding of constitutional law given that the second amendment is the one to guarantee the right to bear arms, not the one which guarantees freedom of religion.

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