Skip to comments.Bert and Ernie gay marriage cake leaves Christian bakery facing court threat (Northern Ireland)
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.
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Hard to believe this is also happening in Northern Ireland, of all places!
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!
Nail bomb these deviants!
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.
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”.)
I wonder if NAMBLA can order a cake depicting a leather queen sodomizing a young boy? If not, why not? Depravity is free speech.
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.
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?
It’s more like the EU Second World, since they act like the communist sphere.
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.
The persons requesting the cake from this bakery are doing so for one reason, and it’s not to have the cake.
yes, it is undercopyright and I believe Disney has sued people for using their charactors without their permission.
A friend of mine had Three Stooges Nights at his restaurants. The lawyers for the Howard family showed up.
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.
“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.
Makes you understand Hitler’s order to purge them once he achieved his aims, doesn’t it?
Time for our side to start finding ultra-liberal bakeries run by feminist women and put that to the test!
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.
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.
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