A Christian-owned bakery in Belfast, Ireland has been found guilty of discrimination because they wouldn’t bake a cake for a gay activist who wanted Bert and Ernie on the cake with “Support Gay Marriage” written on it as well as the logo of a local group called ‘Queer Space’. The cake was for International anti-homophobia day or something.
Here’s the background from 10 months ago:
DAILY MAIL – The Northern Ireland Equality Commission took the bakery to court on behalf of Mr Lee and the judge today found the company guilty of ‘direct discrimination’.
Giving her ruling at Belfast County Court, district judge Isobel Brownlie said: ‘The defendants have unlawfully discriminated against the plaintiff on grounds of sexual discrimination.
‘This is direct discrimination for which there can be no justification.’
She ordered the bakery to pay agreed damages of £500 plus court costs.
Daniel McArthur, Ashers general manager, who was supported by his wife Amy and other family members in court today, said he was ‘extremely disappointed’ with the verdict.
He said: ‘We won’t be closing down, we certainly don’t think we’ve done anything wrong and we will be taking legal advice to consider our options for appeal.’
£500 is just under $800 American dollars.
Here is video of McArthur responding to being found guilty of discrimination:
I know this isn’t the type of violent Christian persecution we see all over the Middle East at the hands of Muslims, however it is Christian persecution nonetheless and quite disgusting as it forces this man and his bakery to be penalized for standing up for Christian values.
I know this has already happened here in America and it will continue to happen as long as we cede the fight over gay marriage to the Democrats.