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Bert and Ernie Gay Marriage Cake Leaves Christian Bakery Facing Court Threat
Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 7, 2014

Posted on 07/07/2014 6:12:42 PM PDT by Steelfish

Bert and Ernie Gay Marriage Cake Leaves Christian Bakery Facing Court Threat 07 Jul 2014

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, cancelled 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.

A letter signed by the legal office orders the firm to “remedy your illegal discrimination” within seven days or be taken to court by the commission.

It claimed that refusing to print the cake amounted to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation against the man who placed the order.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: copyrightlaw; culturwar; ernieandbert; lavendermafia; pornification; rapingmychildhood; samesexmarriage; trademark
Time to borrow a page from the Leftist handbook and boycott, departmental stores, plays, productions, bookstores, yes, Costco, and other outlets that aggressively promote progressive values and are anti-Christian.
1 posted on 07/07/2014 6:12:42 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

But I thought Ernie told Rubber Ducky that he was the one.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 6:15:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Steelfish

Isn’t that copyright infringement? Or are copyrights void internationally?


3 posted on 07/07/2014 6:15:11 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Steelfish

The sodomites are actively seeking out Christian businesses only for the chance to sue them. This shoe could be put on the other foot, except it would probably be difficult to find a judge who would support the Christian’s right to not support sodomy and perversion.

This is laying the groundwork for the followers of Christ to be barred from the marketplace during the Tribulation.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 6:18:40 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Steelfish

Come here to America where ... oh, wait, never mind.


5 posted on 07/07/2014 6:21:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Steelfish

I’d tell ‘em to grow up and bake their own d*mn cake.

They were fishing for trouble. They were looking for someone to tell ‘em “No, thanks.”


6 posted on 07/07/2014 6:38:38 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: dfwgator

that Ernie..what a slut!


7 posted on 07/07/2014 6:38:39 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Steelfish

Does that mean someone can expect a Muslim grocer to have pork chops and bacon?


8 posted on 07/07/2014 6:46:54 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: ozaukeemom

Oh, I was wrong. I was thinking religious not sexual orientation.


9 posted on 07/07/2014 6:48:21 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: Steelfish

unless you’re a public corporation, or a slave, you have the right to decide where, when, and with whom you ply your trade.

are te people of Ireland slaves to governmental whims?


10 posted on 07/07/2014 6:48:43 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Steelfish

I sure hope it’s a Muslim bakery.

The homos could have simply gone to another cake maker but they had to make a statement, these homos are serious narcissists like Odinga.

I have a feeling that these homos think they can get away with anything. Sooner or later (hopefully sooner) someone is going to cross the line into violence and it’s all the homos’ fault with their ridiculous pride and celebration of their degenerate activities.


11 posted on 07/07/2014 6:51:52 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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Who would want to buy food from someone that has been forced to serve you? The possibilities for sabotage are endless!


12 posted on 07/07/2014 6:53:04 PM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: ozaukeemom

They wouldn’t dare ask because they know they might not make it to the “Write a snarky letter” stage.


13 posted on 07/07/2014 6:53:25 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: ozaukeemom

“Does that mean someone can expect a Muslim grocer to have pork chops and bacon?”

EXACTLY!


14 posted on 07/07/2014 6:53:30 PM PDT by kitkat (StORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: kitkat

Call up your local Halal Meat market and ask them


15 posted on 07/07/2014 6:54:18 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Steelfish

Businesses are being attacked one-by-one and driven to spend enormous amounts of money in hopes of driving them to compliance or out of business. Such will be the case for pro-gun citizens as well.


16 posted on 07/07/2014 7:03:52 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: GeronL
Call up your local Halal Meat market and ask them

Ask them if they'll cater a pig roast for a queer wedding. Leave a NAMBLA phone number.

17 posted on 07/07/2014 7:17:18 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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Does the bakery have license to profit from the Sesame Street characters in this form?


18 posted on 07/07/2014 7:20:36 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Steelfish

So the government is forcing this baker to violate trademark laws?


19 posted on 07/07/2014 7:28:57 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Steelfish

“ime to borrow a page from the Leftist handbook and boycott,”

Use their handbook but no boycotts. Instead go to their bakeries and order cakes that say marriage is between one man and one woman. Then sue them if they don’t produce.


20 posted on 07/07/2014 7:31:53 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Steelfish; GeronL; Slings and Arrows

The cake shop owner should say that infringes on The Children’s Television Workshop’s trademarked characters...


21 posted on 07/07/2014 7:35:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

lol


22 posted on 07/07/2014 7:36:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Steelfish

“Sorry, we don’t reproduce copyrighted figures on cakes”


23 posted on 07/07/2014 7:48:58 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Steelfish

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. When they demand their money back, give it back to them without complaint; afterall, you used the cheapest crappola ingredients possible. Just make sure you have a standard contract that everyone signs that limits damages to the actual amount paid and no more.


24 posted on 07/07/2014 8:18:46 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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