Christian bakers lose “gay cake” appeal24th October 2016
BREAKING: Northern Ireland Christian bakers, Ashers Bakery, have lost their “gay cake” appeal at an appeal court.
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A bakery in Northern Ireland has lost its appeal against a court ruling that its decision to refuse to bake a “gay cake” as discriminatory.
The judge said according to the BBC that “it did not follow that icing a message meant you supported that message.”
In 2014, gay rights activist Gareth Lee tried to order a cake which the bakers refused to make because it had the inscription “Support Gay Marriage”.
The Christian-run Ashers Baking Co. in Northern Ireland refused to make a pro-gay marriage cake, which featured a slogan “Support Gay Marriage – Queer Space Born 1998” with a picture of Sesame Street characters Ernie and Bert, because it says it clashed with the ethos of their company, saying,
“We thought that this order was at odds with our beliefs, certainly was in contradiction with what the Bible teaches.”
In May 2015, a UK Court has found that the bakery had acted unlawfully when it refused to fulfil the order.