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Bert and Ernie gay marriage cake leaves Christian bakery facing court threat (Northern Ireland)
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:52PM BST 07 Jul 2014 | John Bingham

Posted on 07/07/2014 1:37:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai

A Christian-run bakery is facing legal action from a Government agency for 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, Northern Ireland, canceled an order for a novelty cake with a picture of the puppets arm in arm printed onto the icing saying that it went against the directors’ religious beliefs.

They believe that producing the cake with the slogan and the logo of QueerSpace, a gay rights group the would-be customer supports, 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 claiming that it is breaking the law. …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Religion; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: christianbakery; homosexualagenda; northernireland; uk

1 posted on 07/07/2014 1:37:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Hard to believe this is also happening in Northern Ireland, of all places!


2 posted on 07/07/2014 1:39:47 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: leapfrog0202

Claim that the copy right prevents infringement?

Really? There are no gay bakers anywhere?

I swear, the tail-gunners are trying to take over the world!


3 posted on 07/07/2014 1:41:50 PM PDT by enraged
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To: Olog-hai

Nail bomb these deviants!


4 posted on 07/07/2014 1:42:15 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Olog-hai; Chode; wagglebee

Actually “Earnie and Bert” “Sesame Street” and all others from Sesame Street are owned by the Children’s Television Workshop and are under copyright laws. I would have used that excuse.

I know Disney will sure sue if someone uses their characters with out permission.


5 posted on 07/07/2014 1:46:33 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Olog-hai

Simple response:

Insist that,

for balance,

a likeness of Grand Kleagle William C. Byrd (D-WVA) be placed on the lower right corner of the sheet cake with the caption, “I approve of this gay-marriage”.)


6 posted on 07/07/2014 1:47:05 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Olog-hai

I wonder if NAMBLA can order a cake depicting a leather queen sodomizing a young boy? If not, why not? Depravity is free speech.


7 posted on 07/07/2014 1:48:46 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: Olog-hai

If I remember correctly, they are part of the EU Third World and have no rights except to do as their masters direct....it’s just the way things are in the third world.


8 posted on 07/07/2014 1:49:38 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Surgeon General Warning: Operation of Government Motors vehicles may be hazardous to your health)
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To: Morgana

Why do it the weasel way when the leftists will still try to attack religious beliefs on that same basis but in a different way?


9 posted on 07/07/2014 1:49:52 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: RetiredTexasVet

It’s more like the EU Second World, since they act like the communist sphere.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 1:50:46 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

every day I hear of crap like this and it just backs my theory up that the mind of homosexuals is not normal , nor is it sane.

They are attention seeking idiots who only think of themselves, their sex and attention.

Years ago these people would have been locked up , but today the nuts have taken over the shrink profession and now are telling people they are normal and their behavior should be encouraged.


11 posted on 07/07/2014 1:51:54 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Olog-hai

The persons requesting the cake from this bakery are doing so for one reason, and it’s not to have the cake.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 1:55:42 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Morgana

yes, it is undercopyright and I believe Disney has sued people for using their charactors without their permission.


13 posted on 07/07/2014 1:56:09 PM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: Morgana

A friend of mine had Three Stooges Nights at his restaurants. The lawyers for the Howard family showed up.


14 posted on 07/07/2014 1:56:37 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Olog-hai

You can be damn sure that it is not illegal for some gay Lib baker to refuse to put “Abortion is a Sin” or “Support Gun Rights” on a cake.


15 posted on 07/07/2014 1:57:30 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Olog-hai

“Why do it the weasel way....”

Come on dude copyright infringement laws are nothing to sneeze at. Like I said Disney goes after people like a pit bull for using their stuff without permission.

No need for drama here which is what they want. Don’t argue with small children, just tell it like it is. “I’m sorry Earnie and Bert are under copyright laws and we can not do that” No argument no fuss.


16 posted on 07/07/2014 2:02:28 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: manc

Makes you understand Hitler’s order to purge them once he achieved his aims, doesn’t it?


17 posted on 07/07/2014 2:02:30 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Time for our side to start finding ultra-liberal bakeries run by feminist women and put that to the test!


18 posted on 07/07/2014 2:05:10 PM PDT by 3catsanadog (I love my country; I don't like its government)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

exactly.

The majority of homosexuals I have met, talked to and had crossed in my life seem to be immature, attention seeking and mental issues and this only confirms it.

How about a church now getting a liberal baker up in MA or another socialist hell hole to make a cake saying what you said and lets see how they like their own tactics against them.


19 posted on 07/07/2014 2:08:42 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Morgana
I would have used that excuse.

But then what if they said, "Okay, just put the message without the Sesame Street characters"? Christians shouldn't have to come up with excuses for not baking these "gay" cakes. They should be able to say "no" for whatever reason.

20 posted on 07/07/2014 2:09:22 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: Olog-hai

Same-sex marriage: Undoing four million years of evolution with the stroke of a pen.


21 posted on 07/07/2014 2:09:34 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Olog-hai

Those characters are copyrighted, sorry


22 posted on 07/07/2014 2:13:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Dr. Thorne
I wonder if NAMBLA can order a cake depicting a leather queen sodomizing a young boy?

That image has been copyrighted by Obama for America.

23 posted on 07/07/2014 2:13:39 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Olog-hai

equality for some


24 posted on 07/07/2014 2:13:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 3catsanadog

You just know they will never hold a gay or Muslim baker to the same standards


25 posted on 07/07/2014 2:15:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Olog-hai

given that hobby lobby does not have to give birth control, there are other bakeries, and this is a government agency compelling....

The result should be different.


26 posted on 07/07/2014 2:18:11 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Olog-hai

Isn’t that trademark infringement?


27 posted on 07/07/2014 2:29:32 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Morgana

It won’t prevent the anti-marriage types from changing tactics. There’s still the matter of any cake stating “support gay marriage”.


28 posted on 07/07/2014 2:41:09 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Bakers should just keep their mouths shut and make a damn cake that doesn’t taste or look very good and wash their hands of these douchbags. Don’t make the cake obviously terrible, but make it just bad enough that it’s on a par with, say, Duncan Hines. In fact, use a bunch of Duncan Hines cake mixes and cans of pre-made crappola icing off the shelves of Walmart.

Word would get around homoland that there are better bakers for their purposes.


29 posted on 07/07/2014 2:44:06 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

That would not work either. More fodder for their side.


30 posted on 07/07/2014 2:47:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: catnipman

Just announce you no longer make custom cakes.


31 posted on 07/07/2014 2:48:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Olog-hai

Personally, I think this is not doing much for the ‘gay cause’.

It’s only making people hate them.


32 posted on 07/07/2014 2:51:52 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Olog-hai

Post a large sign stating that 25% of all profits will be donated to pro-traditional marriage groups.


33 posted on 07/07/2014 3:18:11 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Olog-hai

These cakes are edible pieces of art. There is no difference from a painter except for the medium. Other artists are free to accept or reject a commissioned piece. It seems to me these bakeries should immediately begin to identify themselves as artists, freeing themselves from come one, come all requirements of merchants.


34 posted on 07/07/2014 3:19:55 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: massgopguy

That would be the law firm of:

Dewey, Cheatem & Howe,

correct?


35 posted on 07/07/2014 3:28:30 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Nea Wood
Christians shouldn't have to come up with excuses for not baking these "gay" cakes. They should be able to say "no" for whatever reason.

Decent people should be able to refuse for any reason or for no reason at all, but they cannot legally do so in these dangerous times. While one could stand for right and accept the punishment, that will lead to the baker's assets being confiscated and given to the perverts to fund their war on Christians, and I don't like that option. I'd rather see bakers agree to these evil demands as a ruse, write a contract charging an exorbitant price with no penalty for non-performance, and then cancelling at the last minute due to personal issues.

I don't like dishonesty, but the thugs in the gay mafia are not owed anything. We don't owe them an honest response, not when honesty leads to bullying lawsuits. We don't owe them our creative services, not when such services constitute an endorsement of perversion. We don't owe them anything beyond what we can be forced at gunpoint to hand over. As in any other armed robbery (the Feds are armed in this robbery), we don't even owe willing compliance with the robber's demands or honesty in our responses to their demands.

36 posted on 07/07/2014 3:39:26 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Nea Wood

They wanted “Earnie and Bert” for a reason. For years people thought those two were homosexual even though Sesame Street insisted they were not. The reason for “Earnie and Bert” was to show that two people could be radically different but still be friends. For this reason I don’t want Earnie and Bert’s name drug through the mud.


37 posted on 07/07/2014 4:07:23 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Olog-hai

See my post 37.


38 posted on 07/07/2014 4:09:18 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

The children are always their targets


39 posted on 07/07/2014 4:14:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Olog-hai

I would make their “customs cake” but the price would be $1 million... plus shipping and handling. ;-)


40 posted on 07/07/2014 5:35:43 PM PDT by Ditto
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