Skip to comments.Gays Forced to Serve Westboro Baptists Haters
Posted on 09/09/2013 3:11:35 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
At least Oregon is applying its anti-discrimination laws evenhandedly. Interesting story out of Gresham: The Oregonian is reporting that Bruce Bottoms a homosexual baker and owner of Cakes By Cupcakes has been charged with anti-Christian discrimination by the Oregon Ministry of Human Rights (OMHR). Mr. Bottoms and his partner, Lance Limpkowski, recently declined to bake a cake for the notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). As a result, theyve been forced to shut down their business.
It seems that, in another tired attempt to be provocative, representatives from the attention-starved WBC demanded that Bottoms and Limpkowski bake a cake for a Westboro fundraiser with the groups trademark slogan, God Hates Fags, emblazed in rainbow frosting across the top. Mr. Bottoms...refused.
Look, Ill serve anybody, Christian or otherwise, said Bottoms. I just refuse to bake a cake that endorses an ideology that I find obscene. If Westboro came in and asked me to bake a birthday cake with the words Happy 120th, Papa Freddy, itd be my pleasure, he said. I didnt decline to bake the cake because the customers defined themselves as Christian; I refused because nobody should be forced to lend their talents to endorse whether directly or indirectly a message or event that they find repugnant.
Tolerance Enforcement Commissioner Brad Avakian disagreed: We are committed to a fair and thorough investigation to determine whether theres substantial evidence of unlawful discrimination, he told the Oregonian. The goal is never to shut down a business. The goal is to rehabilitate. For those who do violate the law, we want them to learn from that experience and have a good, successful business in Oregon. Everybody is entitled to their own beliefs, but that doesnt mean that folks have the right to discriminate, he said.
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“Bruce Bottoms” is Barry’s porn name.
THAT's a useful piece of information!!!
“I just refuse to bake a cake that endorses an ideology that I find obscene.”
Funny. I thought the same way about your degenerate lifestyle.
I knew it had to be satire because sadly we have no MORAL judges left in this country.
I’m glad it’s satire. The ‘OMHR’ is entirely too believable.
I figured out this was satire after reading the name Bottoms.
Wish I was more naive...
Somebody should send this article to the WBC. They probably actually do it.
Has WBC ever actually protested a gay function? Have they ever actually protested a gay anything?
They are so fake. They are astroturf to the ultimate degree.
Do folks really want to eat food prepared by someone (homo or hetero) who indulges in anal intercourse? I shudder to imagine the hygiene standards of anyone with an inclination to partake in this perversion.
Considering the supposedly intense hatred they have for homosexuals, methinks they protest too much. It would not surprise me if they’re funded by the DNC or operatives in the LGBTQ (I call them FUBAR)community to act as extremist idiots to discredit righteous Christians.
Hey, the behavior is endorsed by our dog-eating President!
So apparently, its all A-OK!
I wouldn’t eat nuthin’ from that joint.
This is the first good thing I’ve heard of them doing.
Seems as though even Satan’s close followers have their uses in our upside-down world of legalisms.
OK, I got punked.