Bakery which refused to make ‘God hates gays’ cake faces lawsuit
A bakery in the US state of Colorado faces a lawsuit after refusing to make a cake saying “God hates gays”.
The 7News Denver Channel reports that the Azucar Bakery is now the subject of a civil rights investigation for refusing to make the cake. A complaint was made by a customer only known as Bill Jack.
Jack is a founder of Worldview Academy, a nondenominational Christian organisation.
He asked for two cakes to be made in the shape of Bibles, with the words iced across the top, with an image of two men kissing, with a red cross across the front.
Marjorie Silva, the bakery’s owner said: “After I read it, I was like ’No way, we’re not doing this. This is just very discriminatory and hateful. We never refuse service. We did feel that it was not right for us to write hateful words or pictures against human beings.”
She said she had offered to bake the cake, and sell Mr Jack the icing separately.
Mr Jack may now refer the case to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
Silva said,: “It’s unfair that he’s accusing me of discriminating when I think he was the one that is discriminating.”