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.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
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.
Same-sex marriage: Undoing four million years of evolution with the stroke of a pen.
Those characters are copyrighted, sorry
That image has been copyrighted by Obama for America.
equality for some
You just know they will never hold a gay or Muslim baker to the same standards
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.
Isn’t that trademark infringement?
It won’t prevent the anti-marriage types from changing tactics. There’s still the matter of any cake stating “support gay marriage”.
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.
That would not work either. More fodder for their side.
Just announce you no longer make custom cakes.
Personally, I think this is not doing much for the ‘gay cause’.
It’s only making people hate them.
Post a large sign stating that 25% of all profits will be donated to pro-traditional marriage groups.
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.
That would be the law firm of:
Dewey, Cheatem & Howe,
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.
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.
See my post 37.
The children are always their targets
I would make their “customs cake” but the price would be $1 million... plus shipping and handling. ;-)
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