Christian Bakery Facing Legal Action For Rejecting Gay Marriage Cake
As support of gay rights continues to remain a controversial topic worldwide, many businesses are now being faced with dilemma of either showing support of being accused of discrimination and one Christian bakery in Ireland is among the latest to feel the pressure.
via The Independent
A Christian-run bakery in Northern Ireland is facing legal action after refusing to produce a cake carrying a picture of the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie and the slogan “support gay marriage”.
Ashers Baking Co, based in Newtownabbey terminated the order saying that it went against the directors’ religious beliefs. Proprietors insisted that producing the cake with the slogan and a picture of the puppets arm in arm printed onto the icing, would amount to endorsing the campaign for the introduction of gay marriage in the province, and go against their religious convictions.
But the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has now written to the firm insisting that are in breach of the law. It claimed that refusing to print the cake amounted to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation against the man who placed the order.
A letter signed by the legal office orders the firm to remedy “illegal discrimination” within seven days or be taken to court by the commission.
Surely there are other non-Christian bakeries who could have fulfilled this request, but do you think they should be sued for discrimination? Or is it going too far to as a Christian bakery to support gay marriage?
Let’s discuss, Bossip fam.