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‘Kill faggots’ photo appears on Ashers Bakery Google Maps page

Joseph McCormick May 20, 2015

The Google Maps page for Ashers Bakery, which was  yesterday found guilty of discrimination after refusing to make a pro-same-sex marriage cake, has been updated to include a “Keep Calm and Kill Faggots” photo.

The owners of Ashers Bakery in Belfast were yesterday found guilty of unlawful discrimination based on sexual orientation and political or religious grounds.

Last July, Ashers Baking Company – based in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland – refused the request of gay rights activist Gareth Lee for a cake showing the message ‘Support Gay Marriage’above an image of Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie.

Users can geo-tag pictures for Google, as well as rate venues out of five stars. The real identity of the user who posted the image is unclear.

The picture in question reads “Keep Calm and Kill Faggots”, and was added by a user called “Adolf Hitler”.

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Speaking since the ruling, Daniel McArthur, of the family which owns the bakery chain, said “we have not done anything wrong.”

Loose Women’s Coleen Nolan caused controversy when she compared asking for a “support gay marriage” cake to asking for one supporting ISIS, the militant group which publicly executes gay people.

Paul Givan, a DUP member of the Northern Irish Assembly, spoke after the ruling to say that he thought there was huge disappointment in the judgement and that it was an assault on faith.

First Minister Peter Robinson earlier this year lambasted the Equality Commission for spending funds to pursue the case.

In response to the row, the Democratic Unionist Party has introduced a bill that would exempt religious people from equality laws.

 

 

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